The bodywork is original Airtech Carbon Fiber mocked up by Kent Riches for Erion Honda in 1994. It was in their showroom until 2004 when I bought it already painted. Kent at Airtech can confirm.
Bodywork can be seen Here: HONDA CBR 900 ERION FX 1992-99, custom fairings, bodywork, fairing, upper, lower, mid, seat side, race, street, fender, tail, undertail, tank
Now, as for the bike, it's a Vintage 7 class 997cc superbike. Seemed a fitting bike for the original vintage bodywork from Airtech. I picked up a donor 900rr in 2004, stripped it to the frame and hand built this bike to Vintage 7 superbike specs. The short wheelbase of the 900rr is problematic under heavy acceleration, so rather than extend the swingarm, I located a VFR750 swingarm (nearly 2" longer) and a set of Attack triples to change the trail. To help offset the new trail and wheelbase, I converted the front end to use an F3 17" front wheel. For nearly infinite ride height adjustment, I added a speedlink adjustable dog bone. The Ohlins has been re-sprung for the increased leverage and the forks revalved & re-sprung to accomodate. The result is a very steerable and stable chassis geometry, which is not unlike the newer model CBR's. GMD computrack helped set the ride height, suspension and laser checked the chassis/swingarm/frame geometry. Frame is 100% true and the bike has never been down.
A new set of engine cases were ordered for the bike & a very low mileage donor engine was acquired for parts. The crank and trans were sent off to Falicon to be knife edge, polished, lightened and trans undercut. The heads were sent off for full superbike spec porting. 1mm oversized valves were used to help accomodate the increased port size. Webb Cams Stage III racing cams were used to help keep the valves open as long as possible for maximum air flow into and out of the combustion chamber. This resulted in a bike that has hit 140rwhp on the Dyno. A Vance & Hines Kit ECU is used to help manage the increased ignition timing required for cams. Think back to pre-power commander days.
I didn't like the stock cable speedo or the gauge cluster, so went with the Trans Logic MD1 ($1800 setup) with electonic up/down push button shift. (kills the ignition, moves the shift lever) It also has an electronic speedo pickup, oil, temp, tach, speedo, lap timer built in.
There's much more to this story and I'd be happy to write it up if anyone is interested. I spent pretty much all of my free time building this bike in 2004/2005.
I currently road race Ducati's as mentioned above, and I'm a 2 time National Champion with WERA. (2008)
My race resume is here: WERA Motorcyle Road Racing :: Racers :: v2008n10x31 ::
I setup a buy it now in the auction for $8k, however please feel free to put in a bid for any amount or make me an offer. There's alot of love, labor, time and money that went in to this bike. I'd like to see it go to a good home or atleast to an enthusiast that can appreciate it for what it is.