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Honda January 8, 2010 posted by

1993 Honda NSR250R MC21

Located in Tallahassee, Florida is a track-only 1993 Honda NSR250R.  This bike isn’t titled or registered however it looks to be a very clean track bike with recent service and a good spares package.  The recent work listed is:

-New fork seals and fluid (wipers/dust)
-Carbs cleaned and soaked
-Replaced reeds (Boyesen)
-New Battery
-New Reg/rec
-Fresh Paint job

The MC21 NSRs are pretty dependable without an ignition card but don’t support the sexy single sided swing-arm of the MC28.  Some information on MC21s:

Unveiled in late 1989 as the new 1990 model, the MC21 took the 2-stroke world by storm, and completely re-wrote the rule book on how a 250 2-stroke should be built. The craftsmanship was superb, and the new features were groundbreaking!

The MC21 now utilised the PGMIII ECU taken from the legendry RC30 superbike (only now being utilised in GP250 by official HRC NSR’s incidentally!!), and coupled to throttle position and gear position sensors, controls both the timing of the RC Valves, air correctors and ignition advance to give outstanding low end tractability. The PGM-III features a true 3D ignition and a different map for each cylinder.

In keeping with their racer for the road image, the famous Gull-Arm rear swingarm was copied from the RS250 of Luca Cadalora, as was the frame design. Even the mounting point for a steering damper was kept in place! The body-styling was based on the 1988 and 1989 RS250’s, with just a few basic concessions like lights and a rear pillion seat!! The rear wheel diameter was decreased from 18″ to 17″ and widened to 4.5″ to run the latest tyre profiles and compounds.

This looks to be a clean NSR that would be a blast on the track. The asking price is $3,800; a decent price considering there are untitled, un-race-prepped bikes going for more.  See it on the WERA forum here.  See the dealer listing here.


Honda December 26, 2009 posted by

400th Post = 400cc Sportbike Super Post!!

I’m very happy to announce that this is our 400th post on RSBFS! To celebrate the event, each of the contributors on the site went searching for 400cc sportbikes for sale anywhere in the world and below are our picks. As you’ll see, there’s a little something for everyone in there!

After only 18 months, I’m really proud of what we’ve started here and can’t wait to make the site even better in 2010. Many many thanks to the thousands of readers visiting our website each week! We’re looking forward to another great year here at RSBFS and can’t wait to see what the spring season will bring out for sale!

Happy Holidays and Cheers to a Fantastic 2010!

– The RSBFS Team

First up, the picks from Alex:

Located in Hollywood, Florida is–what looks to be a 1984–Suzuki GSX-R400R.  This bike looks to be in decent condition but alas, doesn’t have a title.  The asking price is $2,400.  See this bike on Craigslist here.


Second up is a 1989 FZR400 located in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The seller states that this bike is in great condition and the photos show this to be probably true.  The asking price is $2,295.  See this bike on Craigslist here.


Next up, a 1976 Yamaha RD400.  This bike is located in Tucson, Arizona with an asking price of only $2,000.  Judging by the photos, this seems like a good price.  See it on Craigslist here.

Doug’s Picks:

1989 or 1990 H series Kawasaki ZXR400 located in Johannesburg, South Africa and listed for $3,500.00 USD. This awesome little machine has 10,400 miles and is decked out in classic Kawasaki racing colors. It’s no secret that I like 400’s and even though it only boast 62hp and tops out at 137 this is my dream 400 to own. I’ve only seen or heard of a few of these in the states and they were all race bikes. Plain and simple, if Kawasaki would bring it – I would buy it! Hello…. Anyone from Kawasaki out there? Hello, Hello.


Check out this RVF 400 NC35 located in Johannesburg, South Africa for a mere $4,000.00. As some of you die hard 400 fans may already know; the RVF is the smaller sibling to the mighty RC45 which is not to be confused with the VFR 400 NC30, sibling the RC30. The RVF 400 were only produced for three years which were 1994, 95 and 1996. The seller doesn’t state the year of this one, but do you really care? Just a few tid bits about the differences between the RVF and VFR’s that follow. The RVF’s had upside down forks and 17″ rear wheels which meant a better rubber selection was available also, take notice of the dual exhausts on this one. 9 out of 10 times you’ll see a single exhaust that exits on the left side of the bike. The unusual left side exit was done so the rear wheel could be removed easier. RVF or VFR I wouldn’t kick either one out of the garage for dripping a little oil on the floor 🙂


Here we have a pair of VFR 400’s also located in Johannesburg, South Africa. VFR #1 is looking very fine in traditional HRC colors. VFR #2 looks a little more modern, but is essentially the same bike. Both machines are listed for $4,000 USD, give or take a few to the South American Rand currency. Accoding to Wiki, Honda produced the VFR 400 from 1986 to 1992, but VFR #2 is listed as a 2005 model year?? Maybe some of our informed readers could clarify this for us.


Selections from Steve:

This one looks like fun. A 1990 Honda CB-1 offered on Craigslist in Ohio for $2,200.

I have no firsthand experience with these machines so here is what Wikipedia says:

The Honda CB-1 is a small and light naked sportsbike with a straight four 399ccm engine that delivers 57 horsepower. (The Honda model code is NC27.) In contrast to all other models of the Honda CB series, the name is written with a hyphen. In some countries it was sold as Honda CB400F as an attempt to connect the model with the original CB400F of 1975, with which it has nothing else in common.

The bike was first introduced in 1989 and built until the end of 1992. Originally developed for the Japanese market, the CB-1 was also officially sold in the USA and Canada. In many other countries it was sold as a grey import.

The CB-1 engine is identical to the early NC23 models of the CBR400RR, thus many of the early CB-1 engines have the engine code NC23E. It has a six speed gearbox, gear driven dual Camshafts, and a chain drive with a 15/41 ratio.

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Seller says:

1990 Honda CB-1, 400cc 4cyl. perfect starter bike…somewhat collectible..only imported for two years 89-90. light and nimble, 13,500 redline..six speed gearbox. 9985 miles!! reluctant sale.

Looks really clean, I would be reluctant to sell as well.


Bikes that Phil Picked:

There are a lot of VFR400s and RVF400s around my neck of the woods (Hong Kong), but most of them have been repainted and/or well used, but guess what I found just this week – a mint, low mileage CBR400RR (NC29) on the local classifieds:

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Hagon suspension, Yoshimura exhaust, very good condition classic 400!  First owner, has been kept indoor all the time!

Seller is asking HK$28,000 which is roughly US$3500.  Price is a bit high compared to other locally available 400s, but ones in this condition are hard to come by.  And check out that asymetrical gull arm.  Absolute moto tech sweetness. Hmm…anyone want to buy my ZXR750R so I can pick this minter up?

When it comes to 400cc sport bikes, I’m more of a Suzuki man, so I’ll concentrate on the GSX-R400s and here’s my list of pickings (to find out more about anyone of these Suzuki 400 mini rockets, surf on over to Jarmo’s excellent website on all Suzuki motorcycles ever built –

1989 GSX-R400R SP for sale in Johannesburg, South Africa

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This looks to be a genuine SP (Sports Production) model with the single seat unit and the remote rear shock reservoir (attached to right side of the rear sub frame on the right).  Details are scare, but seller claims that full service has been done very recently (‘yesterday!’).

I had a same model year GSX-R400 (non SP version) and always wanted the racier SP version.  Not crazy about the Rizla colours, but it’s not too bad either.  For the asking price of R17,500 (approx. US$2300), I could definitely live with that (or get a new paint job)!

Here’s a newer 1994 GSX-R400 available in Ireland:

Mint bike just got full service and new tyres, very clean bike. I have papers saying its restricted to a 250 but i have the restricter taken out so cheap insurance. Lots of receipts for work done and only 2 owners.

The bike looks clean with very few previous owners, and it’s in my favourite white and blue Suzuki colours!  2000 Euros isn’t a lot of money but getting the bike back to the states might be!

And finally here’s a really nice 1991 Suzuki GSX-R400SP for sale in Johannesburg South Africa (again):

Awesome GSXR 400SP for sale. One of a kind SP colours. Stunner!

Bike in excellent running condition, brand new Bridgestone Battleaxe rear tyre.

New Grips, tank pad and rear brakes. had MAJOR service (done on 9th Dec)- everything was done on the bike, new speedo cable, new fork seals and forks completely redone, De-restricter removed.
Bike is a brilliant upgrade bike, as goes like a bomb.
Bike has scratch on left rear tail ,needs a new mirror and needs a new screen (screen is great but the tint is wearing off.)
Bike is original with original pipes.
This one gets my vote amongst all the 400s that I have found.  A genuine later year SP, looks to be super clean, and nice colours as well (yes, I said that the white and blue colours are my favourite, but I admit the red and black looks pretty mean!) – all that for 26,000 South African Rand (approx. USD3400)!

And my picks (Dan):

Did you know Thailand has a Craigslist? Here’s an RVF400 for sale in Bangkok for 90,000THB (aka only $2700! as of 12.16.09):

This 1994 RVF400 has about 30 000 km on it,Dunlop GP70 tires ,Clean unbroken fairings with clean paint aside from a small chip .It has invoice but no green book .Cleanest one you will find in Bangkok

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And here’s another RVF400 for sale in the UK for 2800GBP ($3900)

1998 RVF400 on VisorDown

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Bike in excellent running condition, brand new Bridgestone Battleaxe rear tyre. New Grips, tank pad and rear brakes. had MAJOR service (done on 9th Dec)- everything was done on the bike, new speedo cable, new fork seals and forks completely redone, De-restricter removed.
Bike is a brilliant upgrade bike, as goes like a bomb.
Bike has scratch on left rear tail ,needs a new mirror and needs a new screen (screen is great but the tint is wearing off.)
Bike is original with original pipes.
Yamaha December 25, 2009 posted by

1989 Yamaha OW 01 750 FZRR

Yes, I had to obtain special permission from the Boss man to post a non US listing, but since I know he is a sucker for OW 01’s I knew it wouldn’t be a problem. This one has 6,998 on the clock, which I think is necessary for a 20 year old bike. Much like the other Super bikes I’ve posted recently, I think it is important to ride them every now and then to keep everything lubricated and working properly. It also allows the new owner to have less guilt when he/she takes it out for a spin. Garage Queen bikes are good, but what fun are they?

The late 80’s/early 90’s Homologation Super Bikes are my absolute favorite. I know, I know I have a lot of favorites, but this era is the pinnacle for me.

Some information:

YAMAHA FZR750R OW01 SUPER BIKE first registered April 1989. Completely original bike in near perfect condition. Very hard to find like this and probably the best one we have been able to offer. Low mileage with only 6988 miles covered. These bikes are amongst the greatest bikes of all time and a collector’s dream. Frame type # 3FV – 300kph speedo. Road use only, not tracked. UK registered with log book V5 and MOT.


The paintwork is excellent.The frame is exactly as it left the factory – not polished and the fork lowers are again spotless. This bike has the twin Ohlins remotes and the aluminum top shock mount. The exhaust end can is perfect with no marks The bike stops, steers and rides beautifully and there are no strange noises . The motor pulls sweetly from low revs and idles evenly. Yes, it is expensive, but the best always are.

It is being offered in US dollars for $14,392, if my conversion is correct, or 8,995 pounds. As the seller states “it is expensive, but the best always are.” It looks to be all original with the exception of the tires and chain/sprocket. We posted a few RC’s recently, one with original everything and the other with replacement tires and chain/sprockets. The difference in bids really amazed me; the all original fetched bids up to 28g’s and the other stalled around 20g’s.

At $14,392.00 usd this is an absolute steal!

I would like to thank Jeff, one of our avid fans, for setting me straight on the valuation of these bikes.

These are super rare and this one looks like it would make a fine addition to any Homologation Collection.



Honda December 4, 2009 posted by

1995 Honda NSR 250SP on ebay with B.I.N $10,500.00

Ah yes… I am always excited to see one of these for sale and this one has me smiling once again.

Located in Baltimore, Maryland with all the cards and manuals.


Information from the listing:

This is a 1995 Honda NSR250SP grand prix replica motorcycle. This bike is in excellent condition and runs great. I have babied this bike since I bought it in 2001, and it has never been ridden in the rain or left outside overnight since I have owned it. This bike is tagged and registered in Maryland and has a clear title. This bike appears to have never had any engine work or modifications, and everything is original except for the tires, chain, and steering damper. The tires and chain only have a few rides on them; the steering damper was on the bike when I bought it. A new battery was installed just before this listing was made. The tank has a small dent on the top to the left of the cap, but it is hard to show in the photos. The underside of the fairing has normal road wear, but no cracks or breaks. The sides of the fairing have small scratches on them that are visible in the photos. This bike overall is in excellent condition, and people can’t believe it is a 1995 model when they see it. Please feel free to ask questions or request more photos.
The Two Brothers stand is included. I have both of the original Honda Credit card keys and the factory owner’s manual (in Japanese) and tool kit. I am also including the spares that are shown in the photos, which include a new clutch and front brake lever, new intake manifold, new rear brake pads, new throttle housing parts, new shifter, and some used parts (which did not come from this bike).
This bike has not been derestricted or modified. The SP spec includes the dry clutch, magnesium MagTek wheels, and fully adjustable suspension, and this was the top of the line NSR made. I believe only 1500 of these were made in 1995.

These gems don’t come around that often and this one is said to be unmolested in any way, other than a small dent in the tank. The bike shows well in the pictures and is said to have 11,969 miles on it. Anyone want to buy my 98 VFR and 89 FZR 400 so I can get serious about buying a 2 stroke? Oh, did I mention the owner states he has both of the credit card keys? That in itself is pretty hard to come by much less a pristine looking MC 28.

My fellow RSBFS author Steve was gathering information about this bike when he realized I had beaten him to the punch uh……. I mean post. However, he was gracious enough to share all of his insightful info with me to make it a collaborated post. So instead of me taking his graceful post and butchering it with my Midwestern slang, I decided to put it up as he had intended.

RSBFS author Steve says:

“In November 1993, the first MC28 went on sale. The styling was only subtly changed, with the seat unit and nose fairing mimicing the factory NSR500 and NSR250 respectively. There was one major styling difference though… the Pro-Arm rear swingarm. This swingarm, originally designed and used on the RC30 for endurance racing, was the last word in styling!

The MC28 was also the first and only Honda to utilise the PGMIV, activated by the much hyped “Smart Card”, a device initially marketed as the ultimate tool in engine management! The idea was to be able to use several different cards, each with their own ignition characteristics, for any given track or weather condition. It was also the first production bike to sport a digital display. In reality however, the PGM-IV only served as a clever restriction aid introduced by Honda to comply with Japans ever increasing clampdown on power output and licensing laws. In fact, the PGM-IV makes the MC28 the costliest and hardest of the NSR’s to derestrict.

Although up on weight and down on power, the MC28 still remained the ultimate 2 stroke race-rep’, with only Suzuki’s 1996 RGV250R VJ23 trying to keep pace with the NSR’s ultra high specification.

Throughout its years (1994-1999) the MC28 remained virtually unchanged mechanically, and all three standard models were still available; the R, the SE, and the SP. The 1994 SP was again released in Rothmans colours, with a limited run of 1500 bikes, and in 1995 another 1500 limited edition SP’s were released in HRC Racing Colours.

In 1996 the R model was discontinued, and only the SE and SP were sold. Only 1000 SP’s were built, and were painted in Repsol colours to commemorate Mick Doohan again winning the World GP championship title.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself!


Honda December 4, 2009 posted by

1983 Honda CB1100R D for sale on ebay…

According to the seller – “Only 1500 full-powered CB1100R D series were built and none were imported into the U.S.” This one has 29,206 miles is from Woodworth, LA and is being offered with a

1983 Honda CB1100R D for sale on ebay

I don’t know a lot about these bikes but the seller states the more common B and C versions had “only 100 hp” but the provided D series specifications indicates this one to have 120 hp.

Here is what else the seller has to say about this rare sportbike:

Extremely Rare Classic Collectable…..Only 1500 full-powered CB1100R D series were built and none were imported into the U.S. The B and C series were only 100 hp.

The RD is painted in pearlescent red, white and blue. The engine covers are painted in gloss black, the gold covers received a much deeper color than the earlier models. The engine shares many parts with the CB1100F bike. The rear swing arm is made of rectangular steel painted silver.

“The ‘R’ bikes were produced in limited quantities from 1981 to 1983 to compete in factory endurance racing in Europe.  They have been touted as “the ultimate peak of development for the dohc, air-cooled, twin shock, across-the-frame four.” and dominated their racing class in 81, 82 & 83. To this day, they are considered comparable to many “modern” sport bikes. Only a few lucky people in the United States will be privileged to own a CB1100R-D as they were never officially made available for the U.S. market.”

Honda was very successful with these bikes in the famous Isle of Man TT races and they were piloted by legendary riders such as Wayne Gardner, “Rocket” Ron Haslam and Joey Dunlop.




If I was putting together a collection of Hondas, I would have to include this one as well.


Uncategorized September 14, 2009 posted by

Catch up Night!

I wanted to say thank you to everyone for all the great submissions! That annoying full-time job keeps getting in the way of my posting, but I have some beauties lined up to fire off tonight, including an NSR250R2R SE MC28, CBR250RR, OW01 and RC30 from the same owner, and a cool RZ350!

Later this week I’ll be starting a new feature for testimonials. The decal giveaway (I’ve got more, email me!) provided a great means to get in touch with several happy shoppers that found their new treasures via this website. I love hearing about your experiences, keep them coming!


Honda September 9, 2009 posted by

Honda 1988 RC 30 buy-it-now for $22,000

The RC’s have always had a place in my “someday” bike catagory, but this one is out of reach as they all have been.  I love it when the factories put together something special and offer it to the public.  This // <![CDATA[
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Although this one isn’t bone stock and perfect, it does offer low mileage.  If I were buying a bike of this caliber, for this kind of money, I would like to see it all stock and some documentation to go along with it.  However, this is still a really nice RC 30

This motorcycle is a 1988 originally delivered to Canada that now has a valid NY State title. It is a low mileage excellent example of the rare RC30 and if you are reading this, you know how rare and special this motorcycle is. It has been garage kept all of its life and looks the part. It has been stored most of the past decade and now runs and sounds wonderful. The RC30 race bikes came with 6″ wide wheels and the rear wheel of this motorcycle has been upgraded to the factory HRC wheel. 

The owner states that the rear wheel is an HRC upgrade.  I zoomed in on the rim lip and there is a badge that says Marvic.  Marvic makes a great wheel that is used by a lot of top Moto GP and WSB teams, but to say this is an HRC upgrade…. I dont’ know about that, you’ll have to be the judge.  Nonetheless, this is a nice bike with very low miles.

Developed to show the world what Honda could do if cost was no object, the RC30 was originally offered in Europe in ’88. By the time Honda brought it to America in ’90, the bike had won two World Superbike titles under American Fred Merkel.

Did I mention the RC 30 bodywork is all hand laid fiberglass done at HRC!



Mark writes in to tell us the following about the RC 30 rear wheel swap

Dan, the rear wheel could conceivably be from the race kit for the bike.  The stock rim is 18″ which was never a very useful size for racing purposes which were all 17″ so swapping out the rear wheel is a popular mod.

Mark, Thanks for the information!


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