Posts by tag: MC18

Honda May 20, 2010 posted by

1988 Honda NSR250 MC18 in OR

1988 Honda NSR250 MC18 in OR

A smokers delight hiding in Oregon.  It doesn’t mention if it is titled but appears to have plates on it.  Among some Honda fans the MC18 is considered the closest replica to Honda’s race bikes (excluding the RS’s series of course).  Looks like he is asking $3,800 and might consider a trade. 



Check it out on Portland Craigslist here.


Honda August 6, 2009 posted by

1989 Honda NSR250 MC18

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area is a 1989 Honda NSR250R that has been sitting.  Now, normally I wouldn’t post this bike, however, it is listed for only $1,500.  The bike is a Japanese import with no title and therefore not street legal.  The bike had a fresh top end in 2003 after the motor seized, but, has sitting ever since.  The bike currently runs and everything supposedly works on the bike.  Seller states that the bike needs some TLC and a good going through.  The bike comes with several spares.  As I said, I wouldn’t normally post this bike, but I feel that it is market correct at $1,500 and would make a great restoration project or track bike.  See the Bay Area Riders Forum thread here.



Honda June 7, 2009 posted by

1995 Honda NSR250 MC28

Locate in West Los Angeles, California is an untitled 1995 Honda NSR250.  MC28’s are very cool, with their single sided swing arm; however, they are also have less horsepower and more weight that their earlier counterparts and use the ignition card system.  This example only claims to have 8,000km (4,970mi), but alas, the owner doesn’t have a title–and I assume therefore it isn’t registered either.  The owner is asking $10,000. I’m not sure if it’s the California market or simply being unrealistic, but that seems quite high for an unregistered/untitled NSR250.  If the bike were registered and titled in California it probably wouldn’t be too far from $10k.  If you feel that is a good price, however, see the Craigslist ad here.


If you are in the market for a NSR250 and located in the Midwest or willing to ship, I would certainly follow up on an ad posted on the Madison, Wisconsin Craigslist.  The seller claims that they have a titled and registered 1988 NSR250 MC18 located in Portage, Wisconsin.  The ad states:

Real nice, clean 1988 NSR MC18 with current plate and title in my name. Runs and looks excellent. Too many extras to list! Must see! Dyno tuned and shows 61hp. Super fun, super quick and handles like nothing else. I’m selling because I have neck problems and can’t ride sport bikes comfortably any longer. Pretty firm on price but might consider trading up or down for a newer dual sport or super moto.
Email for photos and I’ll send them out tuesday. But call if serious. Please don’t call if you don’t know what a NSR250 is or if you don’t have the money. 6086175090.

At $4,000; this would be worth looking into.  See the Craigslist ad here.



Honda December 16, 2008 posted by

Honda NSR250 MC18 For Sale

Check out this very low miles (2500!) Honda NSR250 for sale on San Francisco Craigslist for $4800:

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quote from seller’s Craigslist ad:

Up for sale is a Japanese spec MC18 NSR 250.

Chassis: MC18-111
Bike: NSR 250-3 2stroke
Color: black/silver
Mileage: 4,276km ~ 2,500 miles (ACTUAL)

Bike runs excellent and is a great track bike. Handles like a dream. This mc18 has been known as one of the best in the entire NSR lineup (better than mc21 and mc28). Bike is not registered and is being sold for off-road use purposes. Please see pics.

With no title, this great little bike will be attractive to collectors and track day enthusiasts. As a track day bike, do you pick something like this or a new Aprilia RS125? I sat on the latter this past weekend at the Seattle International Motorcycle Show, it’s amazing how beautiful it is in person…