The RC's have always had a place in my "someday" bike catagory, but this one is out of reach as they all have been. I love it when the factories put together something special and offer it to the public. This // <![CDATA[
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Although this one isn't bone stock and perfect, it does offer low mileage. If I were buying a bike of this caliber, for this kind of money, I would like to see it all stock and some documentation to go along with it. However, this is still a really nice RC 30
This motorcycle is a 1988 originally delivered to Canada that now has a valid NY State title. It is a low mileage excellent example of the rare RC30 and if you are reading this, you know how rare and special this motorcycle is. It has been garage kept all of its life and looks the part. It has been stored most of the past decade and now runs and sounds wonderful. The RC30 race bikes came with 6" wide wheels and the rear wheel of this motorcycle has been upgraded to the factory HRC wheel.
The owner states that the rear wheel is an HRC upgrade. I zoomed in on the rim lip and there is a badge that says Marvic. Marvic makes a great wheel that is used by a lot of top Moto GP and WSB teams, but to say this is an HRC upgrade.... I dont' know about that, you'll have to be the judge. Nonetheless, this is a nice bike with very low miles.
Developed to show the world what Honda could do if cost was no object, the RC30 was originally offered in Europe in '88. By the time Honda brought it to America in '90, the bike had won two World Superbike titles under American Fred Merkel.
Did I mention the RC 30 bodywork is all hand laid fiberglass done at HRC!
Mark writes in to tell us the following about the RC 30 rear wheel swap
Dan, the rear wheel could conceivably be from the race kit for the bike. The stock rim is 18" which was never a very useful size for racing purposes which were all 17" so swapping out the rear wheel is a popular mod.
Mark, Thanks for the information!