For Sale: 1992 Honda VFR400 NC30
This Honda VFR400 - better known as a NC30 - might be going to a new home soon. The new owner will be a lucky man (or woman) indeed! Stated to be fully original and in "museum quality" condition, this bike has just over 9,000 miles on the clock and is purported to be a stone, stock example of the breed. Unfortunately the pictures offered with this auction are way too small to be of value, but this is still a very interesting auction.
The NC30 is one of the more searched bikes on the RSBFS website. Next to the 250cc and 500cc smokers, the 400cc class is next in line when it comes to a rabid fan base. There have been many arguments regarding the relative merits of the NC30 vs FZR400 or even the GSX-R400. In the end, the upshot is the same: these are bikes with 600cc capable frames, brakes and suspension, but weigh in much less than the larger bikes. The 400cc mills are potent (especially at 12K+ revs!), and these are often coveted for trackday bikes for this reason.
From the seller:
Pristine Honda 400cc sport bike that is a blast to ride because of its smaller physical size and high revving engine. Japan-market model not imported into the U.S (speedo in Km = 14,773). Does have a clear Florida title. 100% stock with no modifications from OEM. Bike is part of a museum collection. Bike was "put away" 5 years ago by a certified Honda mechanic with 40 years in the business - Correct fluids drained, tank and exhaust system fogged with oil, all joints and cables lubed, etc. (note; there is no battery in this bike but it is easy to get one). All you need to do is put in a battery, gas up, and fire it up to go. Few unmolested NC30s with a U.S. title exist and none at this low price.
Aside from the tiny photos, this bike has a lot going for it. Apparently other bidders think so as well. While the reserve has not yet been met, the current bid is up to $4,050 and the BIN is set for an even $6k. When you look at some of the more used NC30s that have passed through these pages and brought in $4,300 or higher, those numbers do not seem that out of line. Of course it all hinges on the condition of the ride. The words sound good, but we would love to see more pictures!
This video is not of the same bike, but gives you a little better idea of a similar make/model, including sound. Love the sound of those gear driven cams!
For the complete scoop on this rare and seemingly well-loved VFR400, click the link and jump over to the auction.