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Honda July 30, 2013 posted by

Destination Holland: 1985 Honda NS400R

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Forget about tulips, wooden shoes, cheese, or anything else you think you know about Holland. Ignore the tourist trades and go straight for the good stuff: this nearly new 1985 Honda NS400R.

1985 Honda NS400R for sale on eBay

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Built as a commemoration to Freddie Spencer and his GP title(s), the NS400R is a V3 two stroke that was intended to replicate a street going GP bike as closely as possible. While not as powerful as the RZ500 and RG500 competition from Yamaha and Suzuki, the NS400R was very small and agile, more closely resembling a 250cc bike. A blast to ride and as rare as they come, most of these have seen some reasonable miles and a fair share of abuse. This particular bike is a major exception. Check out the details from the seller below.

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From the seller:
For sale this new Dutch Honda NS400R V3 2 stroke Freddie Spencer GP replica in a original condition as it 27 years ago left from the factory, the bike is new bought by a collector and has only 4700 km (2937 miles) gone, everything is original and new to this motorcycle , there is not even a scratch on it. The engine runs excellent.

If you had no money in 1985, driving license, you were too young or not even born yet, then this is your chance to buy a new Honda NS400R.

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You might want to be sitting down for this next bit. Smokers and strokers from the 1980s are rapidly ascending into expensive classics. This one is no different. Given the apparent original condition from the photographs and the low miles on the bike, this is an example at the upper end of the quality scale. The price also reflects that: your starting bid opens at $11,000 (with no takers as of the time of this writing). If you are on the European continent you have some transport options not available to US buyers (i.e. pick it up yourself and ride it home). Still, this is a great looking bike that is worth a look for you Honda fans. Check it out here!

MI

Destination Holland:  1985 Honda NS400R
Honda June 11, 2013 posted by

V3 Two Stroke Part II: 1986 Honda NS400R

Update 6.10.13: Originally listed and sold in April this year for $6100, this NS400R is back on eBay. Currently under $4k, reserve not met. Less than a day to go, act accordingly! Links updated, -dc

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When it comes to two strokes, the adage "good things come in threes" definitely applies to the NS400R. With a V3 powerplant emmulating Freddie Spencer's championship winning GP bike - and livery to match - the NS400R was a worth street competitor to the RZ500 and RG500 offerings from Yamaha and Suzuki.

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Located in British Columbia, Canada With approximately 15,814 miles, this NS looks to be in reasonable, but not museum quality restored, shape. That is great news for someone who is looking for a solid rider. The wear and damage noted by the seller in words and pictures do not look too major, and could also be remedied with some effort. The rest of the bike looks clean and well presented.

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From the seller:

And then there were three! Wow, more NSRs in the last couple of months than in the last couple of years.

After 15 yrs. of ownership, it is time for a change. This NSR has been street ridden only, NO track time. Ridden properly as a two stroke should be, by adult riders with two stroke experience. Always stored properly and indoors. She has been left stock and refreshed twice in my ownership tenure, all work done professionally. One centre piston, rings and cylinder honing. The expansion chambers have been hot tanked to clean them out as well. 25,450 kms.on her. I have clear title and the bike is registered for road use in British Columbia, Canada. No liens or encumbrances. Canadian bike. I am the third owner. Leave it stock and ride as is or build your own ultimate NSR with a big bore kit, induction and Jolly Motos etc. Unleash your inner Fast Freddie!

International parts support/availability is massive and much research was undertaken on NSR values in U.K., EUR., Oz, Canada and U.S.A. before putting her on the market. I do invite you to check ALL sources out.

The bike has no known mechanical issues and runs well, Si7 Belray Synthetic oil use exclusively She has been over once in a parking lot push over, thanks to an "Old Hat" in a BIG Buick. Very minor scrapes and a small crack in upper, right rear plastic (see photos). Paint codes, decals,body parts available on line.

I have left the bike as is, with nothing to hide. If you require more pics or info, please let me know and I will answer the best I can.

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So now to the big quetion - what is the market value for an NS400R? Given the last bike we saw here on RSBFS is still at auction ($6,600 with reserve still in place), that should put it in the ballpark for you. This particular auction is relatively new, and bidding is only around the $2,500 mark. To check this one out and to see if it goes the distance, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!

MI

Honda May 25, 2013 posted by

Freddie Rides Again! 1986 Honda NS400R

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Located in British Columbia, Canada (a beautiful place where the evils of meters, KMs and liters lurk) is this good looking Honda NS400R. My wife likes to call this model the "primary color" bike and it is easy to see why; the red/white/blue livery really stands out. The bodywork is reminiscent of 80s era GP bikes (of which this is a replica), and the rest of the bike is typical Honda; well-built, functional, and pretty bulletproof.

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NS400s are 3 cylinder affairs in a vee formation. Two cylinders make up the forward part of the vee, with a single cylinder in the back. This configuration helps with mass centralization and weight bias, all while keeping the bike narrow and agile. While power is not quite on the same level as a 500cc Gamma or RZ, the NS400R makes due with lithe handling and lighter weight.

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From the seller:
Up for auction is my extremely rare 1986 Honda NS400r 2 stroke, 3 cylinder,kick start motorcycle.There is about 300 NSR motorcycles imported into Canada in 1986.The bike is in very nice original condition with only 8777 miles on the odometer 14000 kms.Tires are in great condition, runs and drives very nice. I purchased the ns from a insurance company, with scratches on the fairings, so there for it has a rebuilt title.The bike was repaired to original specifications. It looks fantastic, and I am sure the new owner will be very happy with there purchase.

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There are some important details peeking out of the seller's comments. There is no chance of mistaking this for a cleanly titled, all original bike. The title is marked as "Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed" indicating that this was a crash-damaged bike. However that need not be too bad an affair. Given the miles (sorry, kilometers) of plastic and paintwork on a NS400, you can hardly suffer a tipover without risk of insurance totalling out the bike. Of course it could have been a wreck worthy of Randy Mamola. I do note some apparent welding/brazing on the upper fairing stay. Prudent buyers will want to check more closely.

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This great looking bike is available north of the border. The bidding is only up to $2,729 thus far, with reserve in place. Depending upon where that reserve is set, this bike could end up being a deal or simply another mark on the appreciation price curve for the model. Check out all of the details here, and then jump back and let us know what you think! Good Luck!

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MI

Honda April 13, 2013 posted by

V3 Two Stroke! 1986 Honda NS400R

Montross, VA – 20,937mi – Currently $5,500

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The year was 1983 and Freddie Spenser had just become the youngest 500cc champion ever. Fast forward a couple years, and Honda had released what it claimed to be a replica for the road of Spencer’s machine. Okay, it may be 100cc smaller than the original, and way more refined for the daily use. However it does share in common the compact V3 engine configuration that Honda used to take the title. This light weight (359lbs) and powerful little package had enough gusto to make 1000cc 4-strokes of the day sit up and take notice. Being praised all around in handling, steering, and braking, the NS400R sure was a force to be reckoned with.

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From the seller:

Wow, up for auction is my prized 1986 Honda NS400R. Here is your chance to own a very cool and very, very rare street-legal GP replica sport bike. If you are reading this you probably know what this bike is and how rare it is to find one in this condition in the US. The NS400R is arguably the rarest of the three GP replica bikes released for the street - much rarer than the RZ500 and probably a bit rarer than the RG500. It was derived from Honda's championship-winning NSR400 and NSR500 GP bikes of the early 80's. I have never seen another one here in the US. I personally imported this bike from Canada back in 2011 and have been enjoying it ever since. It has a clear Virginia title in my name and is legally registered for street use. Cosmetically the bike is in very nice condition for its age, with only 33500 km (20937 miles) on the clock. Being a Honda, the fit and finish of this bike is top notch. The paint, body panels, and seat are in great condition for their age, and the tires have plenty of useable tread remaining. Minor blemishes to note are a small chip in the headlight lens that does not affect the performance of the light, a few minor scratches on the tank near the front of the seat (probably from a belt buckle or jacket zipper), 2 minor nicks on the tank near the gas cap that were touched up, and some very minor paint loss on the top edge of the right-side lower fairing where the kick-start lever sometimes contacts it. Also, the original fueling decal on the top of the tank just behind the gas cap was removed some time ago but you can still see where it was. These blemishes are minor in my opinion but I wanted to mention them just the same, and I tried to capture them accurately in the photos. I don't think they detract at all from the overall brilliance of this fine machine. All the lights, blinkers, horn, etc operate properly. Starts on the 2nd or 3rd kick when cold, and on the first kick once it is warmed up. The bike idles smoothly, and runs, shifts, and stops like it should. Surprisingly quick and nimble for a 400, and combined with that great 2-stroke sound we all love, makes this bike a blast to ride! The bike is located in Montross, VA22520, and prospective buyers can inspect it prior to the end of the auction. The bike is also for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the auction early for a local sale. Winning bidder must take care of all shipping arrangements but I will assist the shipper with loading the bike. Depending on the location of the winning bidder, I may also be able to deliver the bike for an additional fee. As usual, the bike is sold "as is where is" with no warranty. Please review the photos and I'll be happy to answer any questions. The reserve is set low and my feedback score speaks for itself, so bid with confidence and don't miss out on a great opportunity to own a rare piece of motorcycling history!

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Well, the seller does a good job of talking details of the bike and highlighting a couple small imperfections in the paint (pictures included). Overall it seems like a hell of an example of an NS400R for sale right here in the U.S. I can easily see this bike going for $7k-$8k easily and maybe more. These are the ads we like to see! If you agree, you can check out the auction here and place your bid!

-JS

 

Honda March 26, 2013 posted by

Rare? Check. Two Stroke? Check- ’86 Honda NS400R

Location: Peyton, Colorado   Mileage: 420   Price: Auction

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Hey, you. Yeah, you. You want an extremely rare two stroke, three cylinder sportbike? Well, I've got one right here. Two strokes are hard enough to find here in the States, but if you want something even more unique, go with the NS400R. It's a three cylinder party guaranteed to get you noticed.

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Here's what the seller has to say about this bike-

I have my 1986 Honda NS400r up for sale.  It has 420.3 all original miles on it, the odometer says 676.4KM as it is not in miles.The bike has rebuilt carbs with all new ebay purchased OEM parts.  It is jetted for 2000 feet above sea level.  I have not started it in over a year, but drained the carbs before storing it.  I kicked on the first start last time I tried.  There is a crack in one of the rear view mirrors.  Bike is missing chain guard, pillions and rear pegs, turn signals, and sprocket cover.  Paint will be a 8.9 out of 10.  Some decals are rubbed or scratched.  In a good market the bike is worth over 20k, but we are not in a good market so it is priced accordingly.  The bike is in the sought after HRC colors(red, white, and blue).  Minor scratches and dings, but overall incredible.  The bike does not have a title but I have a clean VIN inspection completed by the Colorado State Patrol.  It was used as a track bike by my friend who passed away 2 years ago, and he left me 5 motorcycles.  He was a racer in California from way back.  The bike(s) was stored in his shed for many many years until he passed.  The bike is safety wired for the track.  The bike is 100% all original with the exception of the ignition switch and I have a spare gas tank fitted to the bike as the original has a dent in it but is also included.  The bike is a 2 stroke 3 cylinder monster!  They bike also comes with the factory honda rear stand that is impeccably rare and expensive!!!  This bike is sooooo rare in the U.S. and also on ebay!  I dont need to sell it, but would like some extra room in the garage. This bike will not dissapointed you.  I will try to make a video walk through to show everything on the bike. Bike is #197 off of the line.  Thanks

And a couple more picks-

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So the seller describes this bike as pretty much bone stock and very clean. Certainly the mileage is low and hopefully it's been well maintained. This is a bike you're just not gonna see on every street corner.

So if you fancy rare Honda's or rare two strokes or rare sportbikes (which I'm assuming you do), then you may want to check this auction out!

-RN

Honda July 8, 2012 posted by

Thank You Great Britain: 1996 Suzuki RGV250SP, 1987 Yamaha SDR200 And 1985 Honda NS400R Project

Thank You Great Britain:  1996 Suzuki RGV250SP, 1987 Yamaha SDR200 And 1985 Honda NS400R Project

 

After a week where I thoroughly enjoyed setting off high explosives in celebration of sending the Brits packing I have to throw a big "thank you" in the Queens direction.  We American's had taken the week off for the most part and there aren't a lot of for sale signs out there right now.  Enjoy these three from the UK.

 


 

First up is a nice stock (I'll get to the paint) and low mile VJ23.  The seller lists the mileage at a very low 4,500 miles.  If accurate, that is one of the lower mile 23's I've seen in a while.

 

 

I didn't call this one a Lucky Strike 23 (the seller does not either) because it looks like it is a respray.  The turn signal should not be white and  a clip on the front fender is white which makes it look like it has been sprayed.  The green in the Lucky Strike symbol seems to be a little off as well but that might just be the camera.  Even though it is a respray at least they got the proportions correct.  I can't tell you how many butchered Lucky Strike resprays I've seen.

 

 

I consider the paint a relatively minor aspect of the bike.  Paint can always be changed.  More important is the stock condition.  It looks like it hasn't been touched.  I'm even  noticing stock brakes lines and stock rear sprocket.  I'm going to assume it is still in restricted form.

 

 

See the center piece of the lower?  That should be black.  The mirrors have been painted as well.

 

 

I'd take a serious look at this one if you want a unmolested 23.

 

Here is the auction.

 


 

Now this looks like fun:  a 1987 Yamaha SDR200.  A single cylinder two stroke, wrapped in a great looking trellis frame.  They didn't last long as Yamaha only produced them for two years in the Japanese domestic market.

 

 

The chrome frame is OEM by the way.  You can see they skimped on the front disc with there only being one and probably with the usual basic suspension they would put on domestic market bikes.  I bet there are plenty of options though with that engine if you like to tinker.

 

 

I like it damn it!  It has that minimalist yet modern look that so many builders seem to be after now a days.  Plus it smokes!

 

 

Tiny!

From the auction:

Yamaha SDR 200 (1987) ,  I brought this bike a few months ago in a bit of a state and have spent hours for the last few months doing it up, anyone who knows anything about these SDR's will know how rare and sort after they are. The beauty of this sale is you get one complete perfectly fine bike PLUS a near complete bike in bits as spares! there is a spare frame, swing arm, sub frames, complete engine, very clean barrel as pictured, tail piece and a massive box full of components! like i said you wouldn't be far off building another complete bike from the spares! only selling due to needing the cash.


I have had the bike frame, engine cases, forks, etc polished, wheels powder coated, and rebuilt it up from a frame with new nuts and bolts etc to make it as good as possible, the only thing the bike requires to finnish it is a speedo cable, it runs perfectly and goes very well for a 200cc YPVS engine! all lights, indicators etc work as they should. no problems at all.  

 

 

There you go, almost a two for one deal.

The auction is here.

 


 

Even though these bikes are in the UK I thought this one might have some appeal to American buyers.  Even though this bike is over 25 years old, I know most American buyers aren't game to ship a two stroke to their home. With this one torn down it could easily be shipped  without fuss.

 

 

I wouldn't normally post a bike in pieces but read the story:

HONDA NS 400 RF FULL POWER UK MODEL,  1 OWNER FROM NEW,  25000 MILES,  FULL SERVICE HISTORY, USED FROM NEW ( 1985 ) TO 1990 ONLY THEN PARKED UP ,  IT REMAINED PARKED UP UNTIL 2010 WHEN THE OWNER DISMANTLED IT TO RENOVATE IT, HE HAD SOME PARTS  POWDER COATED READY FOR REBUILD BUT SADLY PASSED AWAY BEFORE HE COULD COMPLETE THE RENOVATION, I PURCHASED THIS BIKE FROM HIS RELATIVE,  I HAVE THE ORIGINAL REG DOCUMENT,  THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE RECEIPT,  SERVICE BOOK,OWNERS MANUAL,THE ONLY MOT FROM 1988,A MASS OF RECEIPTS FOR SERVICE AND PARTS INCLUDING A FULL ENGINE REBUILD IN 1988, ALL RECEIPTS ARE FROM THE SUPPLYING DEALER,  A METICULOUS RECORD OF EVERYTHING BOUGHT FOR THE BIKE DURING OWNERSHIP,  ALSO A RECORD OF MPG. ACHIEVED OVER THE FULL 25000 MILES,  I HAVE BOTH IGNITION KEYS, EVEN THE HONDA OWNERS CARD, A STACK OF MAGAZINES FROM WHEN HE PURCHASED THE BIKE, I EVEN HAVE TWO THIRDS OF A GALLON OF THE GENUINE SYNTHETIC HONDA 2 STROKE OIL FROM 1989,  THE BIKE IS COMPLETE EXCEPT FOR THE BRAKE DISCS WHICH I AM INFORMED THE OWNER DISCARDED AS THEY WERE UN - SERVICEABLE ( AVAILABLE ON EBAY NEW ),  THE ENGINE TURNS OVER FREELY,  IT ALSO HAS A COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE MANUAL AND PARTS MANUAL, THE BODYWORK IS IN LOVELY CONDITION AND IS AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS IN THE PICTURES, AS ARE THE END CANS,  THE SEAT IS LIKE NEW , TYRES ARE GOOD WITH NO CRACKS OR SIGNS OF PERISHING, IT HAS A FULL STAINLESS NUT AND BOLT KIT WITH IT, THIS IS A PROJECT THAT WILL NEED PARTS CLEANING/POLISHING AND A FULL REBUILD BUT WILL BE VERY REWARDING AS THESE NS 400'S UK MODELS ARE QUITE RARE NOW AND A ONE OWNER WITH THIS AMOUNT OF HISTORY AND PAPERWORK IS UNHEARD OF,  A GOOD INVESTMENT NOW AS THERE IS A LOT OF INTEREST IN THE BIG 2 STROKES NOW,  THIS IS A 3 CYLINDER V CONFIGURATION ENGINE, IT IS THE TRUE GP REPLICA OF THE DAY FROM THE FREDDIE SPENCER ERA

 

 

It sounds like a great project for anyone interested in a restoration.  Follow this link for a lot more photos.

 

 

Here is the auction.

 

Ian

 

 

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