With the frequency in which these are becoming available, many folks are questioning just how rare these really are. However the excitement most feel when they spot one hasn’t diminished a bit. This particular example sports the titanium HRC exhaust and a 17″ Marchesini rear wheel for easier tire sourcing. Bodywork will need significant attention on this one before it’s put on display, but on the flip side you could ride it the rest of the season without worrying about dinging up a museum piece like we usually see in an RC30. Opening bid is $12k but in the comments the seller refers a bidder to his website which reveals the asking price of $26,500. Considering other recent auctions, this may be a bit high but you never know who’s in the mood on any particular day…
From the seller’s listing (excerpt, much longer description at the auction):
The RC30 being sold here has 7533 miles showing. The body work is original but has two issues presently. The exhaust runs very hot on all of these bikes and has actually melted the lowers in several spots. While loading the bike in a trailer, it was scratched leading to some very unpleasant painting being done by an “expert” painter. He probably should have stayed with Crayons. The bike is presentable but is not show winning or ready for conquers judging. It is ready to be ridden and used if that is what your intent is. It was dyno tuned when the HRC Race Pipe was installed and using the HRC Racing Jet Kit. The dyno sheet is shown along with the manuals and Race Body work included with the bike.