Posts by Category: Honda

Honda December 8, 2008 posted by

1990 Honda VFR750R RC30 For Sale in Rochester

A very nice looking RC30 for sale here, spotted on the Rochester Craigslist.

quote from seller's Craigslist posting:

This rare bike only 300 made for the US market!!

Bike is a UK Import with clear US Title and current registration

- Full Race Termignoni Stainless exhaust with Carbon Muffler ($2,900 Value)
- Stock Factory wheels included
- ISR Front Brake Rotors & ISR 6 Piston Calipers ($3,000 Value)
- Carbon Fiber Rear Fender ($300 Value)
- Marvic 17inch Magnesium Wheels (Front & Rear $2400 Value) - powdercoated to match gold color in bike pinstripe

-Ohlins steering damper ($250 Value)

-Ohlins rear shock ($900 Value)

-Racing rear sets ($500 Value)

-Clear headlight lens covers

-SS brake and clutch lines

-NOS OEM tool bag

-NOS OEM rear wheel tools

The Honda VFR750R, frame designation 'RC30', was a fully faired racing motorcycle created for homologation purposes for the World Superbike championship by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC). It was first released to the Japanese market in 1987. American enthusiasts had to wait until 1990 to get their hands on an RC30. The final one hundred RC30 machines were made for England in 1990.

The title and registration, combined with the the obvious care and thoughtful upgrades, make this bike a standout. I'm not sure I've ever seen one listed for sale in recent memory. What do you guys think of the $16k asking?

dc

Update: This posting is pretty outdated. Check out some of these current listings on eBay for bikes and parts right now!

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Honda November 30, 2008 posted by

1989 Honda VFR400 NC30 in Alabama

I was surfing the Bay Area Riders Forum and spotted this NC30 For Sale in Alabama for $6k:

quote from the forum posting:

Well i damn sure dont want to sell it, but its on a 0% credit card that may go up to 20 what ever percent if the credit card companys can change it just because they feel like it, thanks congress. But it may sit in my living room for the rest of my life, that just depends on what i can get for it. This bike was redone from the ground up and it is really a new bike, almost every nut and bolt was replaced. The bike is very very nice to look at. Looking to get at least $6000.00 for it, not a dime less, hopefully that will be to much so i can tell my wife that i cant sell it.

Interesting for sale posting to say the least. But the bike looks really sharp and clean. He goes on to explain that it's titled and tagged in Alabama.

dc

Honda November 4, 2008 posted by

1995 Honda RVF400 NC35 For Sale in San Diego

Nice timing stumbling on this bike as I posted a couple of NC30 VFR400's recently.  But the NC35 RVF400 is located in California and is titled and registered according to the listing.  Take a look at this 1995 Honda RVF400 for sale on Craigslist:

quote from seller's Craigslist listing:

1995 HONDA RVF400 NC35. SUPER RARE BIKE. CALIFORNIA TITLED - STREET LEGAL. 1 OF ONLY 5 KNOWN NC35'S TITLED IN CALIFORNIA. $7500.

The last NC35 I posted was listed for $7500 as well. Wish this ad had better pictures, but the seller goes on that interested parties should email him for pictures and more detail.

The Wikipedia entry for the NC35 is pretty good, so check it out for more model information. And here's a little video I found of an RVF400 going through the paces. Note the distinctive gear driven cam whine, which is very similar to Paul's VFR750:

dc

Honda November 2, 2008 posted by

Shopping Abroad for NC30 Honda VFR400’s

I shouldn't say shopping, I was actually just casually browsing my Google Alerts and a couple of sharp looking NC30 VFR400's came up on Craigslist. Unfortunately they're both overseas. But they're so good looking that I was curious to see what current exchange rates would equate to.

First up is this NC30 Honda VFR400 For Sale in County Durham, UK. Listed on Craigslist for £1795 (~$2900 today):

quote from seller's Craigslist posting:

Honda VFR400 NC30, excellent example of a classic, J-reg, low milage at 16500miles. Sounds amazing, starts first time.

The second VFR400 is located in Yokohama, Japan and is listed on Craigslist for ¥200,000 (~$2000!):

quote from seller's Craigslist listing:

Honda VFR 400 V4, 19 months shaken, new tyre, battery, excellent condition 14,000 km only. Regrettable sale due to baby. Also come with race pipe.

They both look pretty nice, but the black and red one is so sharp it'd by my pick; especially at two grand! How much do you think it would cost to ship a bike like this from Japan or the U.K.? Of course these wouldn't be legal for road use, but I've posted plenty of bikes on this blog that should fall into the same category and many feature titles and registration.

I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on value, cost of transportation, and if it'd be worth the trouble! Please join our conversation and leave a comment!

dc

Honda October 24, 2008 posted by

88 Honda NSR250 Rothmans: Another CA Titled 2 Stroker

This Rothmans replica isn't as cherry as the previous one I posted, but it sounds like a perfect track day bike or even immediate rider. Especially for the $3900 asking, and listed with a title!

1988 Honda NSR250 Rothmans Replica on Craigslist:

quote from seller's Craiglist ad:

88 rothmans nsr 250 ca street legal, about as rare as can be. 260lbs and 65hp 2 stroke v-twin. been in shed for 9 months. ran perfect when put in. mechanicaly perfect. extra pistons, jugs, gaskets for future upper end rebild. It does not need one. lots of extra parts. 3 complete carb set ups. body work has old age cracks. bike needs to have carbs cleaned. I just dont have the time anymore. fastest bike Ive ever had on the track.

I like the look of this bike so much more than the 89 TZR250 I posted yesterday; not to mention the description in this ad inspires in a way the TZR will never! It's honest, the picture is decent, and I'm sorry, but it's readable. And for $3900, sounds like a screaming deal in parts alone!

dc