Like a lot of riders here in the states, my introduction to sportbikes began with bikes above 500cc. But thanks in no small part to RSBFS I am getting more into the 400cc, 250cc and even 125cc range and have even convinced my girl to allow me to add a two stroker to my little collection when I find one I really like.
This particular auction is for a collection of smaller displacement Hondas from the late 80’s, including several in the desirable Rothmans livery.
The 1st bike is a truly rare 1987 Honda NS125r. While the color scheme may look custom, I emailed the seller and they stated that the Adriatico bodywork was offered on the 125R in Japan and Italy. The Adriatico NSR125 also comes equipped with twin front discs instead of the standard single disc for the NS125 and the bike looks to be in excellent condition. The seller does indicate it has non-stock painted wheels but is otherwise pristine and even has the factory warning stickers still on the bike.
The 2nd bike is a 1986 NS250r with almost 12,000 kilometers on it (about 7300 miles) and comes with the rare Rothmans bodywork which the seller indicates is recently redone. I have been researching these bikes for possible additional to my personal collection and from what I have learned its basically a track bike that can be ridden on the street but it still behaves like a track bike and doesn’t really start going until you get to around 8000 rpm. But hey, the bike looks great and would make that ideal two stroke sound.