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Another Squeaky Clean 30: 1990 Honda RC30 VFR750R


This post is in our archives. Links in this post have been updated to point to similar bikes available to bid on eBay.

rc tank

Times are good if you’ve been in the market for a RC30.  Over the past few months we’ve seen three or four come up for sale and every one of them has been a keeper.  This one is no different.  It is low mile (12,997 of them) and it  has been lovingly cared for by only two owners.  Now it is time for a third owner.

rc road 2

Note to sellers, here is how you sell a bike.  Can’t you just picture yourself there with your own Rothmans leathers?  Well I guess it could give you the urge to purchase a Rothmans NSR250 as well.  The other way to sell a bike; don’t change a damn thing on it.  It seems the majority of RC30 owners have followed that rule.

The story:

Everyone loves a story so here is mine;  I bought #37 back in 1997 because I knew about the racing legend of the RC30.  I sold her a year later to buy my first Porsche.  In 2005, I tracked her down and bought her back.  Same serial number, just a couple more miles.  The gentleman who bought her was a bike collector like myself and maintained her properly.  I take her out for coffee about every 6 weeks to ensure everything gets properly lubricated.  Then back in the garage and on its battery tender.  ‘Museum bikes’ can suffer from a long list of ailments from non use.  Everything on the bike is bone stock just as it left the factory sans the grips


rc can

I believe you will anger the Honda Gods if you actually get a RC30 dirty. 

More from the seller:

No crashes, scrapes, paint chips etc.  I had the entire front end and lower portions covered in 3m clear tape for preservation purposes.  Speaking of lowers….there is no discoloration from exhaust heat.  Some RC’s get burn marks, some don’t.  The body work is in concourse condition with a deep gloss.  Fluid change last March and bike comes with spare oil filter.

rc cover

Why a picture of a cover?  Apparently it is quite a rare item.

From the seller:

It comes with factory owners manual, original tool kit, factory stand and factory special equipment cover.  The cover is extremely rare and was a special order from the HRC catalog.  I have never seen one on Ebay.  It is cloth and has some discoloration and seam separation.  I am only including it because of its rarity

rc right rear 2

There really isn’t much to say, it is another pristine RC30.  If you’ve even casually followed the price on these bikes you know it won’t be cheap:  and it shouldn’t be.    The old adage holds true, ” You get what you pay for”.

Click for the auction.



  • I know the bike and the rider/owner. All is first rate here and Christian is upfront, honest and a great guy to deal with. We’ve ridden together a few times a while back when I lived in the neighborhood.


  • I showed my 12 yr old girl a pic of this bike and she said “gack, looks like soemthing Wonder Woman would ride”. Ha, kids today have no taste, funny tho : )

  • ^^^LOL! Who does he think he is- Freddie Spencer?
    This RC30 looks good, and the only things I notice are 1990’s Lockhart Phillips Superbike grips, and the missing license plate light and reflectors. Certainly not deal breakers, but just thought I’d point them out.

  • I have never seen a standard RC30,with standard exhaust,burn a bellypan.It’a a Honda RC30,not an Agusta/Bimota.

  • Nice bike. Not sure why the front rotors are on the incorrect sides though? ie backwards.

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