This submission is from Chris for his very rare 87 CBR250R. This bike has seen considerable love from Chris and Garage Company. Check out his Craigslist listing for full details on the work on this bike to make it perfect:
1987 Honda CBR250R Hurricane (Code name : CBR250RH) , made only 1 year and only sold in japan. Somehow the bike arrived in the US and I bought it registered and titled…..so it is street legal.
Just a brief history, it has a 250cc , 16 valve, 4 cylinder, 4 carb, twin cam engine that runs on cam gears. Bike also has an all aluminum frame and goldish colored headers which I was told could be titanium..not sure. These headers only came on this model CBR250 and had the largest ports so they were most popular. Sounds amazing and redlines at 18,250 RPM. This bike was engineered by Shoichiro Irimajiri…..Honda’s most famed designer of the CBX
When I bought the bike it was painted all black, and it took me a year to collect all the original fairings and I found a new “Old stock” tank out of japan. I took the bike to Yoshi, owner of the Garage Company, La’s top vintage restorer. He had just finished a bike for Michael schumacher, and had a few rare honda’s in the showroom so I thought he was best for the job. We put new tires on the bike, chain & sprocket, intake manifolds, rebuilt and oiled the front forks, rebuilt carbs, valve adjust, tuned and jetted. Bike runs like a top. Pics and video’s taken with the contour HD. This bike sold for $6k new in 87. $8500obo
He also includes this video that features the awesome sound of that 250cc four all the way up to the 18k redline!
Thanks for the submission Chris and good luck with the sale!
Now updated with new link and lower price ($6500!). 9.28.09