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Honda November 2, 2011 posted by

1986 Honda NS400R Rothmans Replica For Sale!

Location: San Diego, CA

Miles: 28,862mi (46,179Km)

Price: $6,000 BIN

Are you a big Freddie Spencer fan? If so, this might be your opportunity to ride like Fast Freddie, or at least look like you can. Spencer brought GP titles to Honda with the NS500 and NSR500 and apparently was fast enough to win the 500cc and 250cc championship in 1985. To commemorate Freddie’s successes on the track, Honda released the V3 NS400R in famous
Rothman’s livery. Praised for its easiness to ride and handling prowess do to its short wheel-base, the NS400R is a sure fire way to carve up your favorite roads.

The particular NS400R up for auction here looks to be in very good condition for a 25 year-old bike. It has clocked about 29k miles, but doesn’t show signs of an abusive ownership. The seller does a good job of documenting some small scratches with photos as well. I do however notice that the “Rothmans Honda” decals on the lower fairing are non-existant. I would be curious to know why. Though, I have noticed some variation on Rothmans reps that lack certain logos.

From the seller:

1986 Honda NSR 400 , 3 cylinder, 2 stroke. Looks good, some scratches, strong runner. Orig Paint.  Milage converted from Km reading on speedo. Minor scratches on bike as shown in pictures. Still, pretty good shape for a 25 year old unrestored sport bike. Cali title in hand. Reg Expired 2007, but is on PNO , so no penalties.  Larger pictures can be e-mailed, direct if closer look for blemishes is desired. Bike always stored indoors , and run every couple of months to keep healthy. Have very large bike collection being thinned down to make more space. See pictures. Numerous pictures to show the good and the bad of it. Overall, a pretty well preserved bike. Videos on You Tube. 59 year old owner, former bike wrench and former shop owner. Every effort has been made to show condition of bike with pictures and video. Can e-mail better, larger pictures directly , on request. Bike in exc cond, though no warranty expressed or implied. Sold AS – IS.

There you have it. A good condition Honda NS400R for sale right here in the U.S. I don’t see any major flaws in the bike and the seller appears to be up front with the overall condition of the bike. The price is definitely right in the range of a bike in this condition as I have seen lower mileage examples in the $9k range. You can make it yours today buy taking a look at the auction here!

-JS

Honda January 30, 2011 posted by

Collector or Rider – 1986 Honda NS400R

1986 Honda NS400R

Butler, PA

17,793 KM

Here we have a 1986 Honda NS400R – what a cool bike! As my colleague Mike indicated in his recent CBX post, Honda certainly did things their own way in the 80’s. This bike illustrates that point as well as any: 3 cylinders, V configuration, 2 stroke and 400cc? Not exactly conventional, but that’s good news in my book. Sporting a 54.5” wheelbase and 70 HP, this bike has got to be a blast to ride.

The NS400R Page website contains great information, although this site has not been updated in a long time. This is recommended reading for any potential buyer as it contains common modifications, original schematics, photos and road test reports from the day.

The bike appears to be a really clean and largely an original model. This particular NS sports the Fast Freddie Spencer paint scheme – classic Honda all the way. More information straight from the seller:

ABSOLUTLEY OUTSTANDING ORGINAL CONDITION!!!!STILL HAS THE 1000K 1ST SERVICE REMINDER ON THE TACH,BOTH FACTORY STICKERS ON RIGHT UPPER INSIDE FARING STILL IN PLACE.PA TITLE IN HAND.NEEDS NOTHING!!!TIRES ARE OEM SIZE WITH NUBS STILL STICKING OUT,ALL FLUIDS ARE FRESH,INSIDE OF TANK IS EXCELLENT,BIKE IS SHOW ROOM OR COLLECTOR CONDITION WITHOUT A DOUBT.I HAVE OWNED THIS BIKE FOR MORE THAN TEN YEARS,RIDEN VERY LITTLE,JUST ENOUGH TO KEEP IT CORRECT,NO STARTING PROBLEMS,IN FACT NO PROBLEMS AT ALL.HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN HEATED GARAGE WITH WINDOWS SEALED SO NO LIGHT TO FADE PAINT.READING ON ODOMETER IS IN KILOMETERS SO MILAGE IS ABOUT10700.

The best part about this bike – a clear title! Luckily, we have a fair amount of NS400R’s in the RSBFS archives, so you can do some comparative digging here. The bid has been climbing steadily since the listing was posted, and I expect a steady ascent to the end. Jump over to the auction to view the full listing, which includes the seller’s phone number should you have any questions.

BG

Honda March 11, 2010 posted by

Freddie Spencer’s 1983 Honda NS500 & 1985 Honda NSR250

Talk about a once in a lifetime opportunity! Fast Freddie’s championship winning bikes are for sale!

As these bikes fall into the classic category of being 25+ years old, Gerry has them covered over at Classic Sport Bikes For Sale. Here’s a look:

Freddie Spencer Motorcycles for sale

Here at Classic Sport Bikes For Sale, we search the world for unique, rare, exotic or just plain cool classic sport bikes (25yrs and older) for your viewing pleasure.

Here we have ALL of the above!

Gran Prix bikes with real racing heritage usually end up in factory museums, large private museums, or gifted to the riders themselves for a job well done.

Championship winning GP bikes are in a league all of their own

Amazing. Amazing!

Thank to everyone who sent in emails for the heads up!

dc