Rare Honda NS400R-3 Cylinders-No Valves
The Honda NS400R; probably the rarest of the big two strokes and also probably the least popular. The big Honda just didn’t have the allure of the RG or RZ of the same time period. I think Honda kind of shot itself in the foot by limiting the bike to 400cc’s where the RG and RZ where both a full 500cc for the export markets. In general I think the NS400R suffered from the impression that it was a little soft. True or not I think that Honda didn’t quite make the bike as “racey” as the RG or RZ. Honda haters claim Honda was never were really into building two strokes and eventually killed them by being the leader in switching to four stroke technology. Damn you Honda!
This particular bike is a clean but well used example. It has just over 29,00 kms on the clocks. Not a problem for a well maintained bike but woth noting. It also is sporting a nice set of Jolly Moto exhausts. Check below to hear the different exhaust notes of a stock NS and an unplugged one. The bike is located in Canada where they were legally imported. It should have a Canadian title but you will have to work you magic here in the states. The seller did list the VIN on the bike and it is a 17 digit VIN. Just thought you might like to know.
Not much in the way of details from the ad:
Extremely rare 2 stroke 3 cylinder Moto GP replica in original colors with Jolly Moto pipes (stock available). Looks, runs, and sounds great. Certified and just tuned up. ONLY 29,167 KM. Plus tax and license.
The good stuff:
The seller has the listing set as a classified ad. He is asking approximately $6100 but he is also taking offers. Make the man an offer and get another two stroke down here where they should have been years ago. Be sure to swing by your local Honda dealership and belittle them for killing two strokes (I’m just having a little fun)! .
Wow, turn up your speakers and compare the sounds of these two clips. Honda really plugged up the stock NS400R.
And how it should sound. I must say, it is a pretty bike in the old Rothmans colors.