In its classic Rothmans Livery from Freddie Spencer era, these bikes are rare and this is special since it retains its full originality. Personally, it would not be a favorite over an RGV500 or RZ500, but it definitely brings back memories from the 80s for about half the price. This particular bike has been ridden as opposed to being a display piece that we come across occasionally. So, for a true collector, this would not be the bike if mileage is of concern. However, for a 2 stroke enthusiast that wants to enjoy it on the streets, it is a great buy.
Pictures reveal that this bike has been cared for:
From the seller:
This is as close as most will come to owning a a real NSR500 MotoGP bike. In 1983 Freddie Spencer, riding for Honda, became the youngest 500cc World Champion. In celebration, Honda released this NS400r road-going replica for a short 2 year run during 1985-1986.
This is an all original, mint condition, fantastic running example of this triple cylinder, two-stroke breed. All components operate as they should including electronics, fuel system, brake system, and engine/transmission. This bike features all of the almost impossible to find parts that adorn its chassis. This bike normally starts with one kick then roars to life. The engine has never been apart and is in stock trim from its aluminum frame, triple-cylinder engine, multi-piece composite wheels and swoopy glasswork, right down to its Rothmans decals. Bike comes with original toolkit as well. An absolute must have for any serious two stroke enthusiast.
Youtube video of the bike running:
Connection to MotoGP and 500s are distant although Honda may have released this road going replica in its 2st 3cyl model to commemorate it success in GP racing. If that is what you are looking for, the 2stroke V4s are the way to go - however they will not be in this price range. The price looks about OK given its originality and the miles [folks - this bike is from the 80s and its original paint looks amazing]