Posts by tag: CBR400

Honda October 25, 2010 posted by

1990 Honda CBR-400RR NC-29 Titled

1990 Honda CBR-400RR NC-29

Location: Smallwood, New York
Mileage: 11,519
Price: $4,500.00 w/ no reserve-

Continuing with our CBR week- We’ve featured several bikes from this collector over the past year and all of which have been extremely nice and most importantly rare.

NC-29’s are indeed rare on this side of the pond, but do pop up from time to time. Oddly enough, this is the second CBR 400 that RSBFS has featured this week (the first one can be seen here).

The NC29’s have similar specs to other 400’s of the period such as, about 60hp, dual floating front disc, aluminum frame/swing arms and the all important racer boy look and feel. Although the CBR 400 has the nickname “Baby Blade” it is in fact the older sibling to the 900 Fire Blade. That’s right, the CBR 400 Fire Blade was first produced in 1988 and we all know that the 900RR Fire Blade was first produced for world markets in 1992. I owned a 1993 CBR 900rr and still to this day miss it :(. But, I know a few of our viewers have some 93’s squirreled away (cough, cough- hoarders) for a rainy day so I do keep the flame.

From the seller:

As much as it pains me to do this, I am putting up my NC29 CBR-400rr for sale. I have owned this bike for years and now have a new grandson to spend money on. My baby RR has new Pilot Powers and Motul 300v synthetic in her veins, Motul brake fluid and Prestone anti-freeze. Fox rear shock, steering damper, F-3 rear wheel conversion (17 inch) and progressive fork springs. ALL lights and electronics are 100%. I have safety-wired most every critical bolt because frankly I don’t like thinking about wheels, brakes or oil plugs falling off. My bikes runs and rides perfectly. She is jetted and piped accordingly for optimum performance. Cosmetically all original and has a few rash marks from previous owner.

So there you have it- a collectible rider that you can have fun on and not worry about scratching because they’re already there. And let’s not forget the fact that you could pick this one up for $4,500 bucks! If there is a negative side to this bike it’s probably the F3 front end, but I’m sure it allows for a whole lot more adjustability over the stock front end. And should you decide to pick this up and continue the upgrades I can’t help but recommend that you visit our friends at Tyga because they have some bad a** parts for the NC29

The seller has graciously made a couple of videos for your viewing pleasure should you be in the market for a Baby Blade.

Should you



Honda October 22, 2010 posted by



Location: Spring Branch, TX
Price: $6,500.00 with no reserve on ebay now!
Mileage: 17,317

These are some of the hardest 400’s to come by in the states. We have featured more VFR400 and RVF400’s than CBR400’s. You want to be the talk of your next Hooter’s Bike Night? Pull up on this one and make sure you have a bottle of water with you because you’ll be dry from all of the gum flapping you’ll be doing.

They are very rare in the US and even more so in this condition.

Recently been serviced, NEW Two Brothers Racing full exhaust system ($900 USD).

Has always been garaged, never raced, adult owned and is in excellent condition! She starts, runs and rides great! Everything works – idles smooth and runs strong. This bike always draws a crowd. I’m constantly asked if it is a current model and love watching people’s jaw drop when I tell them its a 97 model! I know I’m going to regret selling it…

When these CBR’s were available, they had all the features of a big CBR just in a smaller package. They feature a DOHC, four valve per cylinder, transverse four cylinder, four stroke, producing 53hp and rev’ing to 14,500rpm. An aluminum frame kept weight down to 163kg and they featured a Showa adjustable rear shock and flat-side carb’s . This bike is exotic to us American’s featuring the dependability of a Honda four-stroke.



Honda April 23, 2010 posted by

1994 HONDA CBR 400RR (NC29), MINT !!!!

Wow, and I mean “WOW”. Talk about a clean example of one of my favorite little bikes, here it is! I had an exact copy of this bike back in 1998 and absolutely loved it. I don’t want to sound like a salesmen but this thing looks dead nuts new and with the price at $5200 it’s a steal. Only a handful of gray market 400’s in this country exist and once you weed out all the “not so nice” ones you narrow your search dramatically for impeccable ones like this. These bikes are super dependable and use the same type motor as our US imported CB-1 (NC27) but have hotter cams and more compression. Located in So. Cal the owner makes a nice article on Craig’s List, I’m proud to post such a great well cared for example. Click here for the jump.

The ad reads:

Hi! I’m selling my GREAT RUNNING, SUPER CLEAN 1994 Honda CBR400RR (aka NC29).

This is a “grey-market” bike imported into the US in 2000. They are very rare in the US and even more so in this condition. Compared to the US versions CBR F2/F3 of the same vintage these bikes were light-years ahead. Features include an aluminum frame and gull swing arm, 14,500 redline (makes you feel like a MotoGP star) folding passenger foot pegs and some actual storage under the seat.

She has 7700 Original Miles, has always been garaged, never raced, adult owned and is in excellent condition! She starts, runs and rides great! Everything works – idles smooth and runs strong. This bike is best suited for carving tight canyon roads and always draws a crowd. I’m constantly asked if it is a current model and love watching people’s jaw drop when I tell them its 15+ years old! I know I’m going to regret selling it but I am looking for something I can do some touring on…

I have the CLEAR California title in hand. Registration is CURRENT and is good until May 2010 – it will cost about $70 to renew the registration in CA – don’t know about other states. These bike are very hard to get registered in the US!!!

Upgrades: (All New parts were installed over the winter and have about 500 miles on them)
• NEW Bridgestone Battlax BT014 Tires
• NEW OEM Rectifier
• NEW AFAM Sprockets & 520 Regina Chain
• NEW Front Brake Pads & SS Brake Lines, Rebuilt MC / Front Calipers
• NEW Battery
• NEW Fluids – Oil & Filter, Radiator Coolant and Brake fluid all flushed over the winter
• Nassert Basic Exhaust
• Coerce Rearsets
• Haynes Manual and Some stock parts / spares will be included
• Carbs were recently removed and cleaned. She is ready for the summer!
• Tank is rust free!

• Typical Honda pitting on the Fork Lowers. I had planned on removing them and have them refinished but never got around to it…
• Very minor Dent on the right side of the tank. I got a quote from Dent Masters to remove for $100.00 but never got a chance to do. The tank would have to be removed and cleaned with a degreaser before they would work on it. It’s very minor and hardly noticeable (see pics)
• Minor nicks and scratches typical of a 3 or 4 year old bike (certainly not typical on a 15 year old example) The worst is a rub mark on the right side near the passenger seat and some scratches on the front fairing – left side (see pics) I want to disclose as much as possible so there are no surprises but I promise you will not be disappointed!

Warranty: This is a used motorcycle and is sold “as-is” with no warranty expressed written or implied from the seller. The seller will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle prior to the close of sell. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs required. Buyers are encouraged to come inspect the vehicle in person but no test rides unless you have cash and a motorcycle licence.

So, if you’ve read this far and still haven’t bought this bike, you’re crazy! Anyone got $5200 for a perfectly good kidney??


Honda April 18, 2010 posted by

1994 Honda CBR400RR Titled & Registered In Washington State

Here is another CBR400R coming out of Washington state that is also registered!  Located in Seattle, Washington is a 1994 Honda CBR400RR registered & titled with 23,000km (14,300mi).  The seller states that this is a two owner bike (Two in the U.S. or…?) and it is a “…7 out of 10” in regards to condition.  The bike is fitted with a hideous–fact, not opinion–GP-style exhaust.  The bike has recently had a tune up, the oil changed, and new tires.  The asking price is $3,800; putting it in-between the other two CBR400RR’s we’ve posted which is correct in terms of their condition too.  See the other CBR in Washington with an asking price of $3,500 here, and see the Rossi replica example in Florida for $4,500 here.  See the bike currently for sale on Craigslist here.