Ready For The Street- Rare NSR80 On Ebay
How can one of these not be fun? Anyone remember riding an 80cc dirt bike around when they were a kid? Yeah, you get the idea, this is a ticket waiting to happen. Not because of out right speed but just the shear hooligan factor. Some even say these bikes are a good way to improve your riding/racing skills. Maybe but I bet most of us would just be pretending we are Michael Doohan ripping around the neighborhood and pissing off neighbors. From what I can tell by the pictures this thing looks bone stock. It is ready to be added to your prized collection or ripe for tinkering with to see what kind of power you can get out of that little cylinder.
From the auction:
Up for auction is one of my most prized toys. It's an almost perfect 1998 Honda NSR80. This bike was never available in the US market and indeed is a rare find here. As you can see from the license plate it is completly street legal. For the past few years I have not put it on the road due to other interests. ( it has been stored inside my house out of the elements)The bike is in near mint condition with only some minor scratches on the tail and the decal on the lower left fairing. The pics really speak for themselves. The speedometer reads in kilometers so the 3800 is actually less in miles. Any questions just ask.
Now you know you have to pay to play. The bike has a buy it now price of $3900. Of course that is high for a small bike but you aren't paying for cc's. You are paying for a bike that was never imported here, is immaculate, has low miles/kms and is titled. Is it worth it? Depends on how much you like little bikes and how badly you want to be the coolest guy in the neighborhood. YSR's beware! .
I've posted this video before but it is worth watching again if you are into these bikes. It shows all the paint schemes over the years. As you can tell they didn't change much from year to year. Basically pick the paint job that appeals to you and lay down your money.