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Honda May 25, 2016 posted by

Featured Listing: 1986 Honda NSR400R for Sale

Update 6.1.2016: Sold in just one week! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

1986 Honda NS400R L Side Front

If Honda’s history of brilliant technical innovation has a downside, it’s that it sometimes posits answers to questions no one actually asked. Some recent missteps like their sophisticated but overweight and expensive VFR sport-tourer suggest that they’ve just recently lost their way. However, it’s definitely not the first time they created a bike that had seemed to have no real built-in audience, and bikes like today’s very sharp-looking 1986 NS400R show that this is really nothing new for Honda.

1986 Honda NS400R R Side

Meant to capitalize on Freddie Spencer’s wins on a 500cc machine and pitched against exotic race-reps from Suzuki and Yamaha, Honda introduced… a 400cc motorcycle, although it at least did feature something approximating the race machine’s unusual 90° V3 layout: a bit like a Ducati “L” twin, one cylinder is nearly vertical, while the other two jut forward. Race bikes actually featured the opposite: two up and one down. Carburetors are nestled in the center of the vee, and the overall dimensions are very compact, allowing the engine to be ideally positioned in the chassis.

1986 Honda NS400R Cockpit

Producing 72hp and backed by a six-speed gearbox, the 400 is far less manic than a typical 250cc sportbike of the era. Sure, the wild top-end rush is still there, but sheer displacement makes a difference and Honda’s ATAC “automatically-controlled torque amplification chambers” on the front two-cylinders help bulk up the midrange, so the overall experience is far more civilized. It’s probably not sanitized to the level of the RZ500, but the middleweight NS400R surprised period reviewers with its level of refinement. It gets even better once the road turns twisty: thanks to the light dry weight of 360lbs and equipped with sophisticated suspension components and a whole raft of 80s acronyms, the NS400R is often thought to be one of the best-handling motorcycles of the era.

1986 Honda NS400R Engine

Today’s Featured Listing looks impressively clean, with enough miles to indicate regular use, but few enough that it should appeal to collectors who’d like to occasionally ride it. Shots with the fairing removed show that it wasn’t just quickly hosed down and buffed up prior to being photographed: the bike has clearly been well cared-for.

From the seller: 1986 Honda NSR400R for Sale

For sale, an immaculate 1986 Honda NSR400R with 13,150 kms (7,900 miles) on clock.  This is one of less than 450 NS400R’s originally imported to Canada (although nobody seems to know the exact number for sure) and is registered in Alberta.  The bike is complete, with original parts and fasteners, and unmodified with zero corrosion of the frame, exhaust or gas tank.  The top end of the engine was inspected and piston rings were replaced while it was apart.  Bodywork is original plastic with a fresh coat of paint and clear coated replica decals.  Wheels are in perfect original condition and new Bridgestone BT021 tires were installed. The carburetors still have original factory jetting (rich!).   Everything works exactly as delivered from the factory and is ready for the new owner to enjoy.

Included in the sale are the following hard to find items; solo cowl and two-up cowl(seat and strap), factory rear stand, factory service manual and sales binder, and period magazine articles.  Spare ATAC valves are available at extra cost if the new owner wishes to have them de-restricted (i.e. bored out).  Selling with a current Canadian title/registration and bill of sale.  The owner can assist in the export process and possibly transportation to a shipping depot in Montana.

Price $7,500 USD

1986 Honda NS400R R Side Rear

Too small to compete with size-queens who will scoff at the sub-500cc displacement and too big to compete with bantamweight 250s, the NS400R didn’t sell very well and was gone from Honda’s lineup after just two years. Unlike the 500cc fours from Suzuki and Yamaha, these have languished largely forgotten by collectors and the NS400R currently occupies that weird motorcycle middleground: they’re not especially valuable as yet but they’re obviously very rare, with interesting specifications and clear links to Honda’s race bikes. Largely overlooked by more mainstream buyers, they represent a pretty good value for riders looking to get into weird 1980s exotica or collectors who want to complete their two-stroke or race-rep stable. I’d expect these are undervalued at the moment and the NSR should appeal to both riders and collectors: the larger displacement and powervalve arrangement should make for real-world performance while the 16”/17” wheel combo means relatively modern rubber can be fitted.

-tad

1986 Honda NS400R L Side

Featured Listing: 1986 Honda NSR400R for Sale
Yamaha March 5, 2015 posted by

Never Been Smoked… Yamaha RZ350 with 10 miles

We just saw a very nice NS400R and now we have this immaculate RZ350 with just 10 miles on the clocks.  It wasn’t a powerhouse, but Yamaha’s claimed 55hp combined with a dry weight of just 305lbs made for a very engaging riding experience.  As long as you keep the revs and corner speed up, it was a backroads canyon carver that could leave bigger bikes in a cloud of blue smoke when the roads got twisty.

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 Mint Condition 1985 Yamaha RZ350 with just 10 miles!!

RZ350_leftside

This particular example is sure to cause the never ending ride it/display it debate to rage on.  It only has 10 miles on the clocks and appears flawless.  This is another case where the eBay description doesn’t say much, because the pictures do all of the talking, but you can read the seller’s input here:

RZ 350year 1985 2 stroke – Liquid Cooled, YPVS, TWINCompression 6.0 : 16 Speed TransmissionClassic White/Red Kenny Roberts ColoringI am not interested in any tradesPink Slip says 1985, but I am getting hit up that the tank is an 1984? it came out of the crate as is. thanks for an extra fee I can have you meet Kenny Roberts when you pick it up.

RZ350_tenmiles

Whether it’s the low miles, the fantastic condition or the flashbacks to what was the first “fast” bike for a lot of riders, there is plenty of interest.  The bidding is fast and furious and is approaching $10,000 in the first 24 hours!

-Matt M.

Never Been Smoked… Yamaha RZ350 with 10 miles
Aprilia January 1, 2015 posted by

RareSportBikesForSale.com 2014 Year in Review

2014 Year in Review

Happy New Year from all of us at RSBFS! We enjoyed a great 2014 setting many new records. Nearly 750k visitors stopped by, we’re well past 53k fans on our Facebook page, and 2.6m pages were viewed. To the best of our knowledge, 101 bikes were sold to RSBFS readers, 78 on eBay and another 23 that sold via our Featured Listing service!

We’ve compiled some notable lists to reflect on what was 2014 on RSBFS and what will help shape 2015. Thanks for reading and can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring.

-dc

Top 10 Featured Listings by Pageviews:

2008 Ducati DD16

27 Miles

$53,000

1979 Yamaha RD400 Daytona

2,039 Miles

$6,900

1986 Honda NS400R

11,107 Miles

$9,995

1987 Yamaha FZR1000

29,013 Miles

$3,200

1995 Ducati 916

19,169 Miles

$8,000

2006 NCR Millona One Shot

Unknown Miles

$39,995

2002 Ducati MH900e

650 Miles

$19,995

1989 Yamaha RZ350

7,208 Miles

$8,000

1990 Honda NSR250

700 Miles

$10,800

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$72,000


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1989 Honda RC30

6,524 Miles

$25,000

1990 Honda RC30

32,000 Miles

$26,000

1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750

2,645 Miles

$8,350

1999 Erion Honda CBR900RR Nicky Hayden

Unknown Miles

Reserve Not Met $10,000

1986 Bimota DB1

0 Miles

$30,000

1985 Kawasaki GPZ750

9,500 Miles

$8,100

2001 Ducati 996SPS

1,025 Miles

$13,433

1986 Suzuki RG500

30 Miles

$36,900

1988 Honda RC30 HRC

Unknown Miles

$32,101

1985 Yamaha RZ500

0 Miles

$30,000


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1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

900 Miles

$10,000 Open Bid, Reserve Not Met

1989 Suzuki GSX-R 750RR

11,500 Miles

$22,000

1983 Suzuki RGB500

Unknown Miles

$34,000

1986 Suzuki RG500

30 Miles

$36,900 Open Bid, Reserve Not Met

1989 Honda RC30

6,524 Miles

$25,000

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Honda NSR250

16,700 Miles

$8,500

1994 Ducati Supermono

0 Miles

$125,500

1986 Suzuki RG500

16,500 Miles

$34,000

1994 Honda NSR250

7,368 Miles

$9,000

1986 Bimota DB1

0 Miles

$30,000


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Honda May 17, 2014 posted by

Funky Chicken: 1983 Honda MVX250F

MVX_1

Up for grabs today is a very strange, Japanese market two stroke. Looking to have been imported straight from Japan (although this model was also exported to Australia and New Zealand), the MVX250F is a V-3 two stroke with, uh, character. With the front two cylinders laying horizontally and the rear cylinder standing up, this 90 degree V formation utilizes a different sized connecting rod in the rear to quell vibration. What looks like a drum brake up front is actually a single disk, offset and covered. Power (when new) was in the 40HP range, with a dry weight of just over 300 lbs.

1983 Honda MVX250F for sale on eBay

MVX_3

From the seller:
1983 Honda MVX250F located in Santa Ana, California. This bike has 1782 km = 1069 miles. Bike is in good condition for it’s age. Engine is a 3 cylinder 250cc two stroke. The engine starts first kick and runs great. The bad point on the bike is the decals on the lower fairing and radiator shrouds are not good. Not many MVX250F are left now in this condition. There is no title with this bike. Bike is sold with a bill of sale only.

MVX_5

Early production MVX engines had a purported history of seizing the rear cylinder. Although this was only a one generation model, there were changes made later in the product run to combat this tendency. No telling about this particular bike, and I would need to defer to an MVX expert (anyone? anyone? Bueller?) to help confirm whether or not it would fall in the affected range. Some internet research (much which must be taken with a grain of salt) lists the MVX as a troublesome model in general. Regardless, I think it looks pretty interesting. The three cylinder configuration is shared with the NS400R as well as championship winning 500cc GP bikes, and you will definitely made an entrance riding something like this!

MVX_4

Japan is a country where space is at a premium. Private garages are very expensive and not available to most residents. Thus bikes end up sitting outside a lot. Look for corrosion due to weather exposure as a normal occurrence. The cosmetics on this bike are not perfect, but nothing looks too terrible. Think of it as a semi-blank canvas. The lack of title is concerning, and there is no hope in Hades to ever get this thing titled in a state like California. Click here to check it out. Buyers be aware, tread carefully, and let us know what you think.

MVX_2

MI

Funky Chicken: 1983 Honda MVX250F
Aprilia May 16, 2013 posted by

Month in Review: April 2013 Sales Report

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Welcome back to our latest sales report, where savvy buyers and sellers keep an eye on market values. We blogged 60 bikes in April and here is a review of 20 of them, most having sold. In fact 4 of them sold to our own readers. Lowest sale price was $1900 and highest was $64k!

Congratulations to April’s buyers and sellers!

dc

This Suzuki RGV250 Lucky Strike failed to sell even though it was bid up to $8100.

Lucky Strike Suzuki


From the Michigan collection, this 1996 Bimota DB3 Mantra did end up selling after one relist for full price of $16900.

Bimota Mantra For Sale


This 2002 Ducati MH900e with under 1000 miles sold for $22900.

Ducati MH900e For Sale


The 1983 Honda CX650T Turbo sold for $15100! These really do have quite the following!

Honda CX650T For Sale


The 4k mile Honda RC30 failed to get much love when first listed with spares at $30k and then relisted without it failed to sell at $17600.

Honda RC30 For Sale


This adorable and exceptionally clean 1983 Kawasaki GPz 305 sold for just $1625!

Kawasaki GPz 305 For Sale


The first of two 86 Honda NS400R’s that would sell this month, this one sold for $10099!

Honda NS400R For Sale


The second NS400R sold for just $6100 in comparison.

Honda NS400R For Sale


This 1987 Honda NSR250 looked pretty tidy and sold for just $3800.

Honda NSR250 MC16 For Sale


At $4000, this has to be the cheapest RVF400 we’ve seen sell. Congrats to the lucky new owner!

RVF400 For Sale


This little 1983 Ducati 350 Desmo sold for only $1900, which is probably the cheapest Ducati we’ve ever seen sold either!

1983 Ducati 350 For Sale


Here’s the 1983 Suzuki GS550ES which sold for $3450.

Suzuki GS550ES For Sale


Sold to one of our readers, this 1998 Ducati 916SPS sold for $12900.

Ducati 916SPS For Sale


Also sold to one of readers was this 1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight for $9200.

Ducati Superlight For Sale


This stunning 74 Ducati 750 Sport, original and unrestored, sold for an eye popping $64k!

1974 Ducati 750 Sport For Sale


Back to the blue smoke, this 1999 Aprilia RS250 Cup sold for only $5300.

Aprilia RS250 Cup For Sale


This 1985 Honda VF1000R sold for a tidy $8000.

Honda VF1000R For Sale


A good month for classic Honda’s as this 1983 CB1100R sold as well for $23600.

1983 Honda CB1100R For Sale


Sold to one of our readers was this very handsome 1997 Aprilia RS250 for $8100.

Aprilia RS250 For Sale


Finally, this 85 Yamaha RZ500 sold to one of our readers for $14500.

1985 Yamaha RZ500 For Sale

Honda April 16, 2013 posted by

Keep the 400 party going! – ’95 Honda RVF 400 (NC 35)

Location:  Kenner, LA   Mileage: 8,100   Price: $5,500 BIN

95 RVF400

We’ve had a quick run of the NS400R here lately on the old RSBFS site, a super cool two stroke, three cylinder ride. What we have here is a 400 of a different nature. It’s more of a little brother to the Honda RC 45, another stellar ride that has been featured on RSBFS. The RVF is very rare in the U.S. and will turn heads wherever you go.

Here’s the seller’s info-

Well I have owned this beauty for going on 3 years now. But alas, she just sits in my living room. It is titleable in Vermont I believe but I live in New Orleans and have no way to get it there to get the frame restamped. Titled this bike is worth almost double.

As far as these bikes go, and I have owned many bikes, you will NOT find a cleaner bike. I promise you.  It does not have a title as it is a Grey bike but I will get you a certified bill of sale. It is also insurable through Geico and Allstate that I know of. 

Anyways the specs are.

1995 RVF400 NC35 approximately 13182kms OR 8100 miles. 

Tyga Bodywork, painted by my friend. It’s not the greatest paint job and there are some imperfections but it looks pretty good. There is a spot on the front fender where I took off a piece of velcro that peeled the paint off. Wasn’t done curing I guess

Tyga Rearsets
Tyga Subframe to go with tail section.
Tyga undertail
Woodcraft clipons
Tyga Carbon fiber rear hugger/ chain guard.
Traxxion from springs at .90
Maxon shock, needs to be set up with correct spring and valving but works LOADS better than stock.
Actual HRC Jet Kit, includes, trumpets, needles and jets
Tyga Carbon airbox tray

RB Racing in Australia 3/4 system exhaust.

Video of it running after carbs tuned.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/cajun2577/AED7F350-A6A3-4121-A6CB-DE1478A8B421-1710-00000127D4179E95_zps69349d4b.mp4

If you have any question feel free to ask.  I know a lot about this bike.  Will help with delivery if need be, Can Bring to the Austin MotoGP next week also. 

And pics-

So this bike isn’t bone stock, clearly. The seller highlights the aftermarket parts and the paint was done by a friend and has some highlighted imperfections. The mileage isn’t high and there’s a video above of it running, which helps. Overall, you’ll want to do your homework but this is an opportunity to have a really cool ride.

If you want a 400, this is one kick ass option for you. Seller even offers to bring the bike to Austin for the MotoGP race. It would be a cool way to pick up your new bike. If that scenario appeals to you, make the jump!

-RN

Bimota April 11, 2013 posted by

Month in Review: March 2013, 27 Bikes in Total

Here is the latest round up of bike sales or bikes that saw high bid activity. We’re starting with Feb 25th and moving forward as they hadn’t been reported on in the last Month in Review as they were still open at the time of publishing. Each picture is linked to eBay as they haven’t been archived yet.

We blogged over 60 bikes in March and these are the ones we have sale values on. A great read for savvy buyers and sellers alike!

dc

Katana 1000 for sale

1982 Suzuki Katana 1000 Sold for $7000


Suzuki TL1000R For Sale

2002 Suzuki TL1000R Sold for just $4100


1987 Yamaha FZR750R For Sale

1987 Yamaha FZR750R Sold to one of our readers!


2008 Bimota DB5R For Sale

2008 Bimota DB5R Sold for $21500


2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 Scott Russel Race Bike For Sale

2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 Scott Russel Race Sold for $8215


1996 Honda VFR750 For Sale

1996 Honda VFR750 Sold for just $3223


1985 Honda VF1000R For Sale

1985 Honda VF1000R Sold for just $4500


1974 Yamaha TZ750 For Sale

1974 Yamaha TZ750 Factory Racer Sold for $42500


Honda CBR600 F2 For Sale

1993 Honda CBR600 F2 Sold for just $2750


1978 Laverda 1200 Jota America For Sale

1978 Laverda 1200 Jota America sold for $10401


1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 sold for $4800


1989 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale

1989 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale


1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 For Sale

1990 FZR750R OW01 sold via Craigslist, owner reported bike as sold.


1988 Yamaha FZR750R For Sale

1988 Yamaha FZR750R sold for $5200


1981 Laverda 1200 Mirage For Sale

1981 Laverda 1200 Mirage sold for $10300


2001 Honda NSR150 SP For Sale

2001 Honda NSR150SP sold for $3550


1986 Honda RS250 For Sale

1986 Honda RS250 sold for $3750


1988 Ducati F1 750 For Sale

1988 Ducati F1 750 sold for $13700 to one of our readers


1989 Yamaha FZR1000 For Sale

1989 Yamaha FZR1000 sold for $5500 to one of our readers


1993 Honda CBR900RR For Sale

1993 Honda CBR900RR sold for $5000


1991 Ducati 851 For Sale

1991 Ducati 851 sold for $8700 to one of our readers!


1995 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield For Sale

1995 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield had met reserve at $8500 but was pulled from eBay. The seller’s website indicates it as available for $8950.


Ducati 999R For Sale

2006 Ducati 999R with 6 miles sold for $23000!




Honda NS400R For Sale

1986 Honda NS400R sold to one of our readers for $7500!


2000 Aprilia RS250 For Sale

2000 Aprilia RS250 sold for $7200


1979 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley For Sale

1979 Suzuki GS1000S sold for just $5000


1983 Laverda RGS1000 For Sale

1983 Laverda RGS1000 sold for $8250

Honda April 4, 2013 posted by

Damn It, Who Shrunk The NSR? 1987 Honda NSR50

nsr left front nsr right front

Well here is one sure to please lovers of either NSR’s or cigarettes.

So what exactly do we have here?

1987 Honda NSR 50 Rothmans Edition from Japan. Extremely rare bike maybe only one in the whole entire country. This bike is in perfect condition Is 100% original From top to bottom besides after market carb. Brand new IRC Tires . Bike Runs Excellent. Comes with two keys. This bike is the baby sister of the Famous Honda NSR 250.  If you would like to see a video of the bike go to YouTube type NSR 50 from Japan (Chicago). This bike doesn’t have a title due to it be from japan but can get one issued from Vermont for $125 if buyer wanted to do so.

nsr left front

It is pleasing to the eye but not completely stock.  The seller mentions an aftermarket carb but the exhaust is aftermarket as well.  It is exiting the opposite side as the stock one.  Not a minus to me though.  I’ll take a litte more zip and some extra ring a ding.  I wouldn’t be surprised if the the airbox is modified (or missing) as well.  I thought the blue mirrors might be aftermarket but appear to match up with the stock Honda photo.  Stickers appear to be a mix and match affair.

nsr brakensr engine 2

Someone might have had some extra time on their hands and some extra gold spray paint laying around.  I never say never but I couldn’t find a single example on the net with gold accents. 

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This isn’t the 1987 model but I never get tired of the wacky Japanese to English slogans.  Would “Real Blue” and “3/4 Works” sale a bike here?  For almost all the years the 50 was produced they also produced an 80cc version but we rarely see them them compared to the 50.

nsr tach

It might make the perfect companion to your Rothmans NSR250 or NS400R.

Here is the auction.

Ian

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