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Honda July 8, 2012 posted by

Thank You Great Britain: 1996 Suzuki RGV250SP, 1987 Yamaha SDR200 And 1985 Honda NS400R Project

Thank You Great Britain:  1996 Suzuki RGV250SP, 1987 Yamaha SDR200 And 1985 Honda NS400R Project

 

After a week where I thoroughly enjoyed setting off high explosives in celebration of sending the Brits packing I have to throw a big "thank you" in the Queens direction.  We American's had taken the week off for the most part and there aren't a lot of for sale signs out there right now.  Enjoy these three from the UK.

 


 

First up is a nice stock (I'll get to the paint) and low mile VJ23.  The seller lists the mileage at a very low 4,500 miles.  If accurate, that is one of the lower mile 23's I've seen in a while.

 

 

I didn't call this one a Lucky Strike 23 (the seller does not either) because it looks like it is a respray.  The turn signal should not be white and  a clip on the front fender is white which makes it look like it has been sprayed.  The green in the Lucky Strike symbol seems to be a little off as well but that might just be the camera.  Even though it is a respray at least they got the proportions correct.  I can't tell you how many butchered Lucky Strike resprays I've seen.

 

 

I consider the paint a relatively minor aspect of the bike.  Paint can always be changed.  More important is the stock condition.  It looks like it hasn't been touched.  I'm even  noticing stock brakes lines and stock rear sprocket.  I'm going to assume it is still in restricted form.

 

 

See the center piece of the lower?  That should be black.  The mirrors have been painted as well.

 

 

I'd take a serious look at this one if you want a unmolested 23.

 

Here is the auction.

 


 

Now this looks like fun:  a 1987 Yamaha SDR200.  A single cylinder two stroke, wrapped in a great looking trellis frame.  They didn't last long as Yamaha only produced them for two years in the Japanese domestic market.

 

 

The chrome frame is OEM by the way.  You can see they skimped on the front disc with there only being one and probably with the usual basic suspension they would put on domestic market bikes.  I bet there are plenty of options though with that engine if you like to tinker.

 

 

I like it damn it!  It has that minimalist yet modern look that so many builders seem to be after now a days.  Plus it smokes!

 

 

Tiny!

From the auction:

Yamaha SDR 200 (1987) ,  I brought this bike a few months ago in a bit of a state and have spent hours for the last few months doing it up, anyone who knows anything about these SDR's will know how rare and sort after they are. The beauty of this sale is you get one complete perfectly fine bike PLUS a near complete bike in bits as spares! there is a spare frame, swing arm, sub frames, complete engine, very clean barrel as pictured, tail piece and a massive box full of components! like i said you wouldn't be far off building another complete bike from the spares! only selling due to needing the cash.


I have had the bike frame, engine cases, forks, etc polished, wheels powder coated, and rebuilt it up from a frame with new nuts and bolts etc to make it as good as possible, the only thing the bike requires to finnish it is a speedo cable, it runs perfectly and goes very well for a 200cc YPVS engine! all lights, indicators etc work as they should. no problems at all.  

 

 

There you go, almost a two for one deal.

The auction is here.

 


 

Even though these bikes are in the UK I thought this one might have some appeal to American buyers.  Even though this bike is over 25 years old, I know most American buyers aren't game to ship a two stroke to their home. With this one torn down it could easily be shipped  without fuss.

 

 

I wouldn't normally post a bike in pieces but read the story:

HONDA NS 400 RF FULL POWER UK MODEL,  1 OWNER FROM NEW,  25000 MILES,  FULL SERVICE HISTORY, USED FROM NEW ( 1985 ) TO 1990 ONLY THEN PARKED UP ,  IT REMAINED PARKED UP UNTIL 2010 WHEN THE OWNER DISMANTLED IT TO RENOVATE IT, HE HAD SOME PARTS  POWDER COATED READY FOR REBUILD BUT SADLY PASSED AWAY BEFORE HE COULD COMPLETE THE RENOVATION, I PURCHASED THIS BIKE FROM HIS RELATIVE,  I HAVE THE ORIGINAL REG DOCUMENT,  THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE RECEIPT,  SERVICE BOOK,OWNERS MANUAL,THE ONLY MOT FROM 1988,A MASS OF RECEIPTS FOR SERVICE AND PARTS INCLUDING A FULL ENGINE REBUILD IN 1988, ALL RECEIPTS ARE FROM THE SUPPLYING DEALER,  A METICULOUS RECORD OF EVERYTHING BOUGHT FOR THE BIKE DURING OWNERSHIP,  ALSO A RECORD OF MPG. ACHIEVED OVER THE FULL 25000 MILES,  I HAVE BOTH IGNITION KEYS, EVEN THE HONDA OWNERS CARD, A STACK OF MAGAZINES FROM WHEN HE PURCHASED THE BIKE, I EVEN HAVE TWO THIRDS OF A GALLON OF THE GENUINE SYNTHETIC HONDA 2 STROKE OIL FROM 1989,  THE BIKE IS COMPLETE EXCEPT FOR THE BRAKE DISCS WHICH I AM INFORMED THE OWNER DISCARDED AS THEY WERE UN - SERVICEABLE ( AVAILABLE ON EBAY NEW ),  THE ENGINE TURNS OVER FREELY,  IT ALSO HAS A COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE MANUAL AND PARTS MANUAL, THE BODYWORK IS IN LOVELY CONDITION AND IS AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS IN THE PICTURES, AS ARE THE END CANS,  THE SEAT IS LIKE NEW , TYRES ARE GOOD WITH NO CRACKS OR SIGNS OF PERISHING, IT HAS A FULL STAINLESS NUT AND BOLT KIT WITH IT, THIS IS A PROJECT THAT WILL NEED PARTS CLEANING/POLISHING AND A FULL REBUILD BUT WILL BE VERY REWARDING AS THESE NS 400'S UK MODELS ARE QUITE RARE NOW AND A ONE OWNER WITH THIS AMOUNT OF HISTORY AND PAPERWORK IS UNHEARD OF,  A GOOD INVESTMENT NOW AS THERE IS A LOT OF INTEREST IN THE BIG 2 STROKES NOW,  THIS IS A 3 CYLINDER V CONFIGURATION ENGINE, IT IS THE TRUE GP REPLICA OF THE DAY FROM THE FREDDIE SPENCER ERA

 

 

It sounds like a great project for anyone interested in a restoration.  Follow this link for a lot more photos.

 

 

Here is the auction.

 

Ian

 

 

Honda May 24, 2012 posted by

Good things come in threes: 1986 Honda NS400R

For Sale: 1986 Honda NS400R

For all you two stroke fans, here is one that could be a real gem. I say "could be" simply because there is not a lot of information available. Up for grabs is a Honda NS400R - a V-3 stroker inspired by the race winning Honda ridden by Freddie Spencer during his dominant years. This bike is located in Ontario, Canada.

From the seller:
Near mint, mileage in kms. intact and no missing parts.

Original with the exception of steel braided front brake lines

This is a collector bike.

drives nicely.

This is the NS to purchase for sure!

With Honda two stroke power, an aluminum chassis, a 16" front wheel, 160 KG claimed dry weight and about 70 HP on tap, the NS400R had the power of a 500 with the lightweight handling of a 250. Today these numbers are a bit tame, but in the day this was ground-breaking stuff. With good looks (this is my favorite livery) and that link to Freddie Spencer, this is power and poser all rolled into one!

This bike has about 10,700 miles on the all metric clocks. It looks to be in nice shape from the minimal pictures, and the seller's text does not do anything to scare me off. Interested parties should ceratinly contact the seller for more pics and info. The current bid is still below $3k with reserve in place. How high will it go? Check out the auction here and let us know what you think this one might be worth. Good Luck!

MI

Honda January 23, 2012 posted by

What Smokes And Has Six Cylinders? Two 1986 Honda NS400R’s Of Course

What Smokes And Has Six Cylinders?  Two 1986 Honda NS400R's Of Course

Update 1.22.2012: These bikes are now available on eBay. Links updated. -dc

Here is a little something for those of you that like package deals. It isn't very often you find an NSR400 for sale so keep reading because the seller is offering two plus some spares. Let your mind run wild: one for the street, one for the track, restore one, part one. It's all up to you.

From the seller:

I picked up these bikes for my brother but he’s too deep in projects and too wed to big bore four strokes so I would like to sell them. I’m too big and not a rider and as neat as these are, I’m not putting one or both in my living room.

The original plan was to detail the nicer of the two, a '7' (out of 10, and maybe an '8' given its vintage) and upgrade the ‘5’ for use as a track bike. Both bikes start right up on the first kick or two.

The extra wheels allow for fitting a VFR 1000 17x3.5 on the rear in place of the stock 17x2.5. The original 17x2.5 rear goes to the front, replacing the narrow 16-inch unit. This allows fitting newer, bigger tires. There are enough parts to do this to both bikes.

The other upgrades are an NC30 rear shock, a spare set of carbs that can be bored out, and a set of CBR250RR forks, calipers and brackets, and CBR600 discs and a front spindle to suit. Lastly, there is an NSR 250 front fender to complete the package.

There is also a brand new set of tires for the stock wheels, a pit stand, and a cover - I think that's everything.

The bikes are in Maryland. Both bikes have Oregon titles. All the parts except a pair of wheels and the extra set of carbs are also in Maryland (those three items aren't pictured).

What were you doing in 1986?  Honda was rolling these two off the production line.  Both bikes have some mileage/km's on them (30,093 and 17,776 respectively) and your usual wear and tear.  Shoot the seller an email for the specific needs on the bikes.

Here are the spares included:

Carbs (above)
17inch Front and Rear Wheels (above)
Front 17inch Wheel
Rear Spokes (for 17inch Wheel)
Rear Hub (for 17inch Wheel)
Rear Bolts  (for 17inch Wheel)
Solo Cowl
Pair new CBR600FM Discs
CBR250RR Forks
Calipers & Brackets
Front Spindle
Front Mudguard
NC30 Rear Shock

The Honda sometimes get left out of big bore two stroke discussions but I think you can argue it is the rarest.  I've yet to see one in person.

If you are saying to yourself, "here is my winter restoration project", here is what you are aiming for.  If you're like me it would be the Rothmans Edition.  I think you are only a few stickers away.  You have to love the Japanese with their English slogans:  "Hello! Good Rider".

Freshen them up and you will be the envy of many.  Be sure to check below for all the close up pictures the seller supplied and the seller would be more than happy to answer your questions about the bikes.

IK

Honda November 2, 2011 posted by

1986 Honda NS400R Rothmans Replica For Sale!

Location: San Diego, CA

Miles: 28,862mi (46,179Km)

Price: $6,000 BIN

Are you a big Freddie Spencer fan? If so, this might be your opportunity to ride like Fast Freddie, or at least look like you can. Spencer brought GP titles to Honda with the NS500 and NSR500 and apparently was fast enough to win the 500cc and 250cc championship in 1985. To commemorate Freddie’s successes on the track, Honda released the V3 NS400R in famous
Rothman’s livery. Praised for its easiness to ride and handling prowess do to its short wheel-base, the NS400R is a sure fire way to carve up your favorite roads.

The particular NS400R up for auction here looks to be in very good condition for a 25 year-old bike. It has clocked about 29k miles, but doesn’t show signs of an abusive ownership. The seller does a good job of documenting some small scratches with photos as well. I do however notice that the "Rothmans Honda" decals on the lower fairing are non-existant. I would be curious to know why. Though, I have noticed some variation on Rothmans reps that lack certain logos.

From the seller:

1986 Honda NSR 400 , 3 cylinder, 2 stroke. Looks good, some scratches, strong runner. Orig Paint.  Milage converted from Km reading on speedo. Minor scratches on bike as shown in pictures. Still, pretty good shape for a 25 year old unrestored sport bike. Cali title in hand. Reg Expired 2007, but is on PNO , so no penalties.  Larger pictures can be e-mailed, direct if closer look for blemishes is desired. Bike always stored indoors , and run every couple of months to keep healthy. Have very large bike collection being thinned down to make more space. See pictures. Numerous pictures to show the good and the bad of it. Overall, a pretty well preserved bike. Videos on You Tube. 59 year old owner, former bike wrench and former shop owner. Every effort has been made to show condition of bike with pictures and video. Can e-mail better, larger pictures directly , on request. Bike in exc cond, though no warranty expressed or implied. Sold AS - IS.

There you have it. A good condition Honda NS400R for sale right here in the U.S. I don’t see any major flaws in the bike and the seller appears to be up front with the overall condition of the bike. The price is definitely right in the range of a bike in this condition as I have seen lower mileage examples in the $9k range. You can make it yours today buy taking a look at the auction here!

-JS

Honda September 20, 2011 posted by

V3 Smoker Across the Pond: 1986 Honda NS400R

Location: Kent, United Kingdom

Kilometers: 4,876

Price: 3,995 GBP

The year was 1983 and Freddie Spenser had just become the youngest 500cc champion ever. Fast forward a couple years, and Honda had released what it claimed to be a replica for the road of Spencer’s machine. Okay, it may be 100cc smaller than the original, and way more refined for the daily use. However it does share in common the compact V3 engine configuration that Honda used to take the title. This light weight (359lbs) and powerful little package had enough gusto to make 1000cc 4-strokes of the day sit up and take notice. Being praised all around in handling, steering, and braking, the NS400R sure was a force to be reckoned with.

The bike up for grabs here, unfortunately for those of us here in the U.S., is located in Kent UK. But, this NS400R has very low mileage with only 3,026miles (4,876 Kms) and looks to be in very good condition for a 25-year-old two-smoke. I does look like it has some flush mount turn signals, as all the stock photos I have seen indicate that the stock ones are black.

Info from the seller:

“Honda NS400R V3 2 Stroke Triple
Only 4876km amazingly clean time capsule bike
imported in October 2009
Fresh Battery and MOT when sold
1986 model
Genuine Workshop manual included
Sounds amazing
Rare in this conditon
(Not immaculate concours condition but very clean for age)”

The NS400R is definitely rarer than its RG500/RZ500 competition from back in the day. Couple that with the fact that it was never imported to the States, and you have a recipe for a bike that is difficult to come across. The price translates to about $6,300 USD, and seems reasonable compared to other examples we have seen on RSBFS. If you got to have the two-stroke classic and feel like shipping it to the U.S., then take a look at the for sale ad here!

-JS

Honda August 19, 2011 posted by

Hold on to your leg warmers: 1985 Honda NS400R

For Sale: 1985 Honda NS400R

We have seen a number of these rare birds on RSBFS (click here to search the RSBFS archives), but nowhere near the numbers of the twin cylinder Honda 250s or the 500cc RZ/Gamma set. You see, this NS400R is an odd bike in many ways, and that generally kept interest low - which is a real shame. In the end it was emissions, not interest, that kept the NS400R out of the United States. Still, with an odd-ball displacement (400cc vs 500cc), odd-ball configuration (V3), and lack of importation into the US, the NS400R is not the most loved of the two-stroke coveting set.

For those wanting to be different, the NS400R is a great place to start. With peaky two-stroke power (59 hp stock), mini-GP bodywork, sharp and responsive handling thanks to light weight (about 350 lbs), the NS400R might be everything you dream about in a canyon carver. Back in 1985 it sure was - except that it was missing a cylinder and about 100cc on the competition.

From the seller:
THIS I A VERY RARE GOOD RUNING NEW TUNE UP CARB CLEAN TIRES BATTERY BIKE RUNS GOOD 3 CYLINDER 400 CC FAST BIKE WE HAVE FLORDA TITLE READY TO RIDE SERIUS BUYERS ONLY

Given the relative rarity of these models, one has to wonder how this one got in such forlorn condition. What is left of the paintwork was intended to celebrate Freddie Spencer's championship livery (he won both the 250cc and 500cc classes that year) - this is a very sharp color scheme when found in original condition such as this one. Unfortunately this bike got a little beaten up along the way to the auction, and is not exactly in what we would call "pristine" condition. It certainly doesn't help that the seller has very little to say about the bike - except that it has a Florida title and has approximately 16,000 miles on it.

In a proper state of tune, the NS400R is a fantastic machine. It has some innovative engineering tricks such as the ATAC (auto-controlled torque amplification chambers) exhaust servo to boost low-end torque. Aerodynamically, the bike is very sound and complete, right down to the little fairing attached to the side stand. All in all, this is a very desireable model to own and ride.

This particular example is available at auction right now. There have been no bidders with a $4,000 opening, so if you act quickly you might get yourself a deal. For more info and pictures, click on the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!

MI

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