Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Price: Auction, opening at $18,000 US
Well, here we go. Another Honda RC30/VFR750R for sale. I’m not going to go into all the detail about these bikes cause you can get that information by reading Jared’s excellent write up on RSBFS from about a week ago. And I’m sure most RSBFS fans already know plenty about the RC30. Really what this bike represents is the finest in sportbike design and manufacturing. It’s a truly special machine.
This one isn’t quite the pristine example that was posted by Jared but it’s still the real deal.
Here’s the photos-
The information from the seller-
For sale is a rare 1989 Honda RC30 with 23,354 km (14,511 miles) on the speedo. This is not a museum quality bike as the pictures show but if it was in any better shape I wouldn’t want to ride it. That said I’ve only put about 200 miles on it in the past 14 years since I bought it. Please look at the pictures closely as I have tried to show any flaws. Feel free to contact me with any questions you have but please don’t ask about trades. Shipping is up to the buyer and I will not crate it but I will drop it off any where inside Calgary Alberta Canada.
$1,000 deposit is required via Paypal within 48 hours of the auction closing. Full payment with in 10 days via cash or bank transfer. The bike will not be shipped until the funds clear my bank.
Engine: four stroke 90° V-4, liquid-cooled with gear-driven double overhead camshafts; four valves per cylinder.
Bore & Stroke: 70.0 x 48.6mm
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
Carburetion: Four 38mm Keihin
Exhaust system: Stainless steel, four-into-one
Ignition: Computer controlled CDI
Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed
Primary Reduction: Straight-cut gear: 1.94
Final Drive: O-ring sealed chain; 2.50
Chassis: Twin-spar aluminum frame using engine as a stressed member; Pro-Arm single-sided aluminum swing-arm
Suspension: Front – Center-axle cartridge-type fork with quick-released axle clamps. Rear – Nitrogen pressurized shock absorber with remote reservoir, adjustable for spring preload and compression and rebound damping.
Wheelbase: 55.5 inches
Brakes: Front – Dual 310mm floating discs with four-piston calipers. Rear – Single 220mm floating disc with twin-piston caliper
Fuel capacity: 4.75 gallons
Dry Weight: 407.9 pounds
The seller highlights above and the mileage shows that the bike has been ridden. And with that come all the standard dings and scrapes featured in the photos. So for someone looking for a museum piece, this may not fit the bill. However, it’s still a fairly stock (Yoshimura pipe being the exception) VFR750R. That means you will have one of the most collectible and well built sportbikes in existence. For me, it also takes the crown of best looking bike ever made.
The seller is starting this auction at $18,000 US, which seems somewhere in the ballpark for this machine. The earlier RC30 hit the $30k mark, but this bike can’t be compared to that one. The market continues to develop on these bikes and premium examples will command premium prices. However, this bike is still very desirable for collectors and should increase in value over the years.
So if you couldn’t quite reach the last RC30 on RSBFS but are still looking, this bike deserves your attention. Time to get in the collector bike game? Well, make the jump and place your bid!
Update: Our Facebook page has had some comments on this bike from those who have seen it first hand and some interesting notes on current market values. Make sure to stop by and chime in! -dc