Oh no!!!! Yeah, she has a slight imperfection. Mr. Welder; is that even salvageable? Worth buying or not, I thought it was a cool item to see and I have to thank Dan RC for sharing the link with us on our Facebook page.
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You know what they are and how much they sell for so lets get the story:
Bike is complete. Was disassembled by Honda mechanic to repair spun bearing. The tech was unfamiliar with this model and the bike was pulled from the shop. It has been stored inside and has only 1400 miles on it. As any motorcycle enthusiast knows this is an extremely rare find. Please note the vin#. This bike is #35 in production. Never raced. Need to be reassembled by proper technician. All parts for repair and assembly included, minus marcesinni wheel, it has stock wheels on it now.
Get out that calculator, talk to your friends in the know and make that decision: money pit or great deal?
It’s got a $17,500 BIN and a best offer option.
Here we have two Rc30s. The most special one is a true rarity, as it is a new bike! I love the ad saying “New… is new ! no pictures needed…”
This rare example is obviously looking for a collector. What’s the asking price ? It is 40.000 CHF = just short of 44.000 $
As we don’t come across a new VFR750R very often, I reckon the asking price is aligned to the current market. If you are a collector this might the right one for you !
Form the same seller, comes a very usable and equally sexy low mileage RC30 kitted with a full Termignoni system (a rarity on its own) and a rear 17″ wheel:
Both the original larger diameter wheel and the Honda exhaust system are included in the price. With just 16900 km, the asking price is set at 23.000 CHF = about 25000 $. I have been watching this second model for a few weeks since the middle of the summer. The price seems to go a bit up and down. I believe I have seen this varying between 19.000 CHF and 21.000 CHF but now for some reason, it went up to 23.000 CHF. I guess I should have bought it earlier…The thing is that here in Switzerland, there are about 6-7 RC30s on sale and the prices seem to have increased somewhat as the biking season comes to an end. This clearly goes against the natural trend of lower prices in winter. I always recommend to look for a bike in winter, as the offer is usually high and prices are more negotiable. I guess this doesn’t really apply to RC30s and their potential customers. Winter is on our doorstep here, in the morning I ride through thick fog, cleaning my visor from the condensation with the dirty gloves every 300m…
On the other hand I am sure that soon a bunch of exciting rare sport bikes will come to the surface at interesting prices, I guess this simply doesn’t apply to models so much sought after like the Honda RC30 and RC45…
Probably the #1 RSBFS fan favorite is the Honda RC30. This example is for sale in Canada and isn’t the usual museum queen we usually see. This one has nearly 12k miles and has it’s share of flaws. It’s been on eBay for a few days yet bidding hasn’t even reached $5k (edit: 12 hours later, bidding has jumped to $14k). While it’s clearly not going to meet reserve that low, this could be an opportunity to get a fixer for not much cash. The seller’s description seems to indicate he’s aware of it’s flaws. Maybe the reserve matches…
from the seller:
Very Rare and collectible hand built by Honda homologation Race bike
French spec complete with Rare Bol D’or insignia
Legally imported by me from France 2.5 years ago complete with original documentation and correct import papers
I will assist with shipping and will crate if need be at buyers cost
very low mileage at 18,900 kms
it runs perfectly and would either make a good restoration base with paint or an occasional rider (if you are feeling brave) I would get the paint done but cash is tight so the bike is priced with this in mind
there is also a small shallow dent in the top rear of the gas tank
overall the bike is in good condition a few scratches here and therebut more significantly the bike was driven off a curb and crunched the bellypan also the previous owner in their wisdom installed crappy aftermarket indicators (it appears that fairings were drilled)there are numerous paint chips on the fairings and a paint blister on the seatand the exhaust tailpipe has a stress fracture this can be welded
Instant Honda Sportbike Collection: RC30, RC45, RC51 SP1 & SP2, CBR400RR, VFR400R, CBR900RR, CB1100R and More!
Sean forwards us this spot on eBay UK for an instant Honda sportbike collection. The collection includes an RC30, RC45, RC51, CB1100R, and other signification Honda specials. If you just hit the lotto or feel like making your investment portfolio a whole lot more interesting, bid accordingly!
from the seller:
Most mint or near mint. Many with handbooks, toolkits, some with spares, etc. Viewing is welcome if I can please have notice to retrieve them from the secure storage facility. There will be a few revisions as I add more pictures and better descriptions over the next few days. Please contact me for further information on content before bidding.
RC30 – Excellent condition. European import – 1 previous UK owner. 30K miles. With spare new mudguard, mirror and rear brake disc. New complete toolkit and accessory toolkit, and very clean owners manual. Also has brand new OEM rear brake cylinder and cap which will give it that finished touch with the fairing off.
RC45 – Only 9000 miles. Netherlands import. I previous UK keeper. Full Akrapovic system and double bubble screen. Comes with genuine owners manual, original screen and brand new boxed OEM rear shock.
SP1 – Red. 20K miles.
SP1 – Red. 40K miles with a most incredible sevice history
SP2 – 2003 Black. 20K miles. Mint. With rear pillion cover and seat. Original sales documentation, spare key, owners manual, etc
CBR900 893 – twin headlamp Fireblade. 1993 white and purple. Excellent condition. Runs and starts perfectly. New battery. Stainless steel exhaust system with Micron can. Comes with original black silencer. Original screen, etc. still present
VF500F2 – 1985. You will struggle to find a better one anywhere. Strip and rebuild a few years ago, radiator rebuild, bearings, chain/sprockets, calliper rebuild, braded lines (original ones still present). Collector box and pipes in amazing condition. Original paintwork in beautiful condition. I MOT’d it and rode it for a short while after the rebuild and she has been in storage ever since. Comes with spare collectors, downpipes, carbs, screen, gaskets and other bits.
NC29 – Near mint. Late model, 1 previous owner, low mileage. White with flame pattern. Complete with one of the last, boxed OEM exhaust cans anywhere (about £500 when you could get them).
NC30 RR-K RC30 colours. Low mileage. Absolutely gorgeous and clean under the skin, but there is a small dent in the tank, and most of the fairings are spot on, but a couple need a little work. Fairings are included, but not shown in the photos.
NC30 RR-L Black and red. Near mint, but the wheels could do with a repaint.
CB1100RD – What a beast! Needs restoration, but is complete. Also, with a spare set of rear shocks in good condition, plus a basically new complete rear shock set and front forks, triple tree (all original, genuine RD spares) and £1000 worth of new OEM fastenings, etc. Lower fairings and spare seat cowls are available, but not shown in the photos.
UK Summer Goodies: 1988 GSX-750RR, 1988 Honda RC30, 1991 Suzuki RGV250SP, 1990 Yamaha TZR250 3XV and 2000 Bimota DB4
Anything interesting for sale in UK you ask? I sure think so.
That red numberplate is always a sign of something special. In my humble opinion the most collectible of GSX-R’s, the 1989 RR. It has almost 18,000 miles on it but it sure looks like a sharp example. Asking price is 14,980GBP which is over $22,000!
While you are at it, why not pick up Honda’s homologation special too? The same sellers who have the RR have this RC30. It’s mileage is similar, as is the price. Don’t look for a bargain at 15,980 GBP or close to $24,000.
For those with a more modest budget, how about a nice 1991 RGV250SP. This one is wrapped in one of the best color schemes Suzuki has come up with. Decent examples are getting harder and harder to find. Asking price is 5250 GBP or $7,800.
Lets see, I could have easily spent over $50,00o by now but I still need a TZR. This one also has some miles but again doesn’t look its’ age. It has the most modest asking price at 3,995 GBP or just under $6,000.
If you have some coin left over, maybe a DB4 with 3 miles on it might strike your fancy. This leftover from 2000 is being advertised at 6,700 GBP or roughly $10,000.
A bike that needs no introduction amongst sportbike enthusiasts worldwide is the Honda RC30. Here is another remarkably well kept example for sale that has just 4500 miles. This auction has only 3 bids so far but is already up to $18500 reserve not met. According to our records, collector quality RC30s have been selling in the $22-25k range so bid accordingly if you want to own it!
from the seller:
For sale is a mint condition 49-state 1990 Honda RC30 with 4,546 miles. Just in time for the US MotoGP race at Laguna Seca! 100% original example as it was delivered by the factory. Original stickers are still on the tank and screen. Exceptional condition both mechanically and cosmetically. No scratches, scraps or imperfections to disclose. Currently sits on a factory 17” wheel off of an RC45 that I powder coated white. This is NOT included in the sale. I took off the 18” wheel that came with the bike to preserve it, which WILL be included in the sale. There is also better tire options with the 17” wheel. This is a zero issue bike that runs and sounds perfect. Those of you seriously considering this bike already know the racing pedigree and historical significance of the RC30.
Included in this auction:
1990 Honda RC30 (VFR750R)
Factory Paddock Stand
Factory tool kit
Original keys (x2)
Original 18” rear wheel and 17” front wheel with BRAND NEW tires (Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart)
Motorbike magazines of 20 years ago, often compared the Honda RC 30 and the Ducati 888 SP models. At the end, these bikes were the top of sport bikes. They represented the most exotic commercial bikes available and were also the most expensive. Both of them were real race replicas. When put at the test, the Honda didn’t deliver as much power as one would have thought and that’s why you could get plenty of HRC upgrades. Ducati on the other hand, packed really a lot into their Sport Production series. This SP4 is a great example.
The bike has 25.000 km and the seller mentions that it was only ridden on the road. It features a couple of extras like the Arrow mufflers and aftermarket mirrors, but I assume all original parts are available and included in the price. In addition the seller also offers a spare SP4 spec engine, with just 8000 km. Let’s get to some figures now:
The Ducati 888 SP4 is on sale for 17.500 EUR
This is inline with the cheapest RC30 you might find, but I guess, these won’t be in as beautiful conditions as the seller mentions.
The spare engine is on sale for 6000 EUR
That is not cheap…
If you wish to have both, then you’ll get away with 22.000 EUR.
I have an 888 myself, even though this is only a Strada. I can only mention that these bikes still ride very nicely, they are more comfortable then the 916 series and way more exclusive. They are also very reliable. Mine hasn’t a high mileage and I have never had problems with it. More interestingly, from one of my trips in Japan, I collected a magazine dedicated to Ducati (you got the love how Japanese people can be so passionate about Italian bikes). On this magazine, there was an article about this guy who went twice through the speedometer mileage counter, and still loves his 888. Here’s a scan of that:
Well, I guess you need to be able to read Japanese…
I was told that that’s what it says up there, if instead I was fooled and anybody has a different understanding, then please comment… 🙂
Well, obviously both the Honda RC 30 and the Ducati 888 SP are amazing bikes, they have their own objective advantages and disadvantages in addition to whatever might be your personal taste. Best is to have one of each. One thing is for sure, 888s valuations have not yet reached the status of RCs and given the current Ducati misfortunes in both MotoGP and WSBK, the glorious 888 might spring back in the next years…