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Honda November 5, 2016 posted by

Featured Listing: Clean, Recently-Imported MC21 1990 Honda NSR250R

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It’s a good time to be a two-stroke enthusiast here in the USA. Bikes like today’s Honda NSR250R that were long considered nearly unobtainable are being shipped over by enterprising individuals and companies, now that some of them are old enough to make that a viable option.

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The NSR250R featured a 90° liquid-cooled 249cc v-twin with a trick, six-speed cassette gearbox that made for rapid ratio changes trackside.This MC21 was a pretty serious ground-up redesign for the bike, compared to the previous MC18 version. That curved “gull-arm” swingarm is a distinctive feature, and was intended to allow the right-side expansion chamber to tuck in close and maximize cornering clearance. It was heavier than the older unit, but the advantages outweighed the increased heft. Dry weight was still a shade under 300lbs, so it’s still a very light machine and 17″ wheels at both ends make tire choice for modern riders a bit easier than the earlier 18″ rear.

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Fuel was delivered by carburetors, but the NSR250 used Honda’s sophisticated PGM-III that used throttle-position, revs, and gear-selection to control ignition. Power was limited to 45 by Japanese legislation, but the bike can be de-restricted to free up some additional horses, as has been done  with today’s bike.

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From the original eBay listing: 1990 Honda NSR250R for Sale

The Honda NSR250 stands at the pinnacle of two-stroke sport bike technology. Derived directly from Honda’s legendary NSR500 racebike, the NSR250 is the purest example of a MotoGP bike for the street. And now is your chance to own this stunning example. Immaculate inside and out!

Fully restored by Moto2 Imports, this NSR250 “R” model has been stripped down to the frame and completely re-built by professional mechanics. The engine has been de-restricted for a 10+hp increase over stock (see dyno picture). All gaskets have been inspected and engine compression & leak down tests were performed with no issues. Carburetors cleaned, rebuilt and re-jetted. Fuel, oil and coolant systems drained, flushed, & refilled. New Yuasa battery, EBC brake pads, NGK spark plugs & RK chain. New high performance Dunlop Alpha 13 tires. All other mechanical & electrical systems checked and operating properly. High quality, ABS injection molded fairing. Tinted windscreen; clear windscreen also available.

This bike was purchased in Japan earlier this year and imported in full compliance with all US Customs, DOT & EPA laws. The bike was properly titled by the Washington, DC DMV with the correct frame VIN on the title. The buyer will receive copies of all international shipping, Customs, DOT/EPA, and DMV paperwork, as well as a copy of the original Japanese title. Buy it Now $8,499. We accept cash, credit card & PayPal.

Additional modifications, upgrades, & spare parts available upon customer request.

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The seller also helpfully includes a brief video of bike on their dyno. The listing does specifically mention that the bike cannot be titled in California so, unless you “know a guy,” plan to track the bike, or just want to display it, you’d should probably steer clear if you live there. The Buy It Now price is $8,499 which seems pretty on-the-money for a nice NSR250 these days, and this one has been gone through mechanically, de-restricted, and has had import paperwork taken care of. If you live in a state where this can be legally registered, this one is worth a look.

-tad

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Featured Listing:  Clean, Recently-Imported MC21 1990 Honda NSR250R
Honda October 7, 2016 posted by

Tiny Terror: 1991 Honda NSR250R MC21 for Sale

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With a dry weight of under 300lbs and a responsive engine that rewards the skilled rider, Honda’s NSR250R MC21 is especially desirable here in the USA where two-stroke sportbikes died with the Yamaha RZ350 in the mid-1980s. They’ve cropped up pretty regularly recently, but are still difficult to find in good condition, as they were often ridden “enthusiastically” by their owners when new…

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At a glance, the MC21 continues the overall style of the earlier MC18 built from ’88-’89, but a closer look reveals that it was a nearly ground-up redesign of the earlier bike, and intended to keep pace with the rapid evolution of the class. The asymmetrical Gull Arm swingarm looks trick, and was intended to clear the bulging expansion chambers and allow maximum clearance for a bike that excelled at cornering. 17″ wheels at the front and rear means modern day riders have decent choice of rubber.

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Under the skin, the NSR250R was powered by a a 90° liquid-cooled 249cc v-twin backed up with a six-speed cassette gearbox, and the pair of carburetors used Honda’s electronic PGM-III to maximize performance although the bike was limited from the factory to 45hp, per Japanese government restrictions. As the seller mentions, the actual intended performance is easily found by de-restricting the bike.

From the original eBay listing: 1991 Honda NSR250R MC21 for Sale

The best racer replica in its class! Even in Japan, It is hard to get this condition these days. Rare Japanese domestic model. NSR250 has not exported to any country officially. In 1988 Japanese government restrict power of 250cc motorcycle to 45HP. So Honda made this motorcycle to produce lower rpm torque than MC18 (previous model that I just sold last week). You can de-restrict MC21 easily, then it can output 65 to 70HP.
No title, bill of sale only. If you need title, additional $500 required. I do like this because in some states, it’s easy to register and in California it is hard.
This is used 25 years old motorcycle, so please check photos carefully. No warranty, as is. No return. Full payment in 7 days. cash or wire preferred.
 
Selling local also, so I may quit auction anytime. local pick up preferred but I can help to ship if the buyer arranged. Like bring to Forward Air terminal or other tracking company’s location in LA.
Bidding is up to just over $1,500 with a couple days left on the auction, but I expect this will end up somewhere well north of that: recent NSR250Rs have gone for between $6,500 and $8,500. The usual issues with titling and registration obviously apply here, but I’m sure there are plenty of enthusiasts out there that have the will and will find a way.
-tad
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Tiny Terror: 1991 Honda NSR250R MC21 for Sale
Honda November 26, 2015 posted by

Have Prices Peaked? Very Clean 1990 Honda NSR250 MC21 for Sale

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Although the Honda NSR two-stroke sportbikes were by no means “starter bikes” and were very high-performing motorcycles, they were still relatively affordable and often bought by riders not flush enough to afford the taxes on bigger bikes. Basically: young hooligans bought them. Because of this, nice examples are pretty thin on the ground in their home markets.

The recent flood of affordable “grey market” Japanese two-strokes here in the US offers up our first real opportunity to sample bikes that still get the British motorcycle press all dewy-eyed and nostalgic. Unfortunately, caveat emptor is the order of the day, since many of these little nippers were thoroughly thrashed when new.

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The NSR250R featured a 90° liquid-cooled 249cc v-twin backed up by a six-speed cassette gearbox and, from the factory, these were limited to 45hp by Japanese regulations. But there is plenty of additional power waiting to be unleashed by a US owner and, with a sub-300 lb dry weight, this could certainly embarrass many bigger sportbikes in anything but a straight-line race.

This MC21 wasn’t just a continuation of the earlier MC18, it was a ground-up redesign and featured a banana or “gull-arm” swingarm, PGMIII electronically-controlled carburetors, and 17″ wheels at both ends, making tire choice a bit easier today. Although the bike used carburetors, the PGM system created a three-dimensional ignition map for each cylinder, based on throttle-position, revs, and gear.

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From the original eBay listing: 1990 Honda NSR250R MC21 for Sale

I am selling my 1990 Honda NSR 250R MC-21 two stroke motorcycle. For those unfamiliar with this bike, it is the street version of Honda’s legendary 250cc Moto GP race bike, the NSR250. Despite it’s small displacement, this is not a beginner’s motorcycle! The two stroke engine is very powerful for its size and the bike weighs in at less than 300lbs. On a twisty road, it will leave larger displacement bikes in the rear view mirror. Plus the sound, feel, and power delivery of the two  stroke engine is unlike any four stroke motorcycle. The MC-21 model was brand new in 1990, and was a huge step up from the earlier MC-16 and MC-18 models. In addition to new body work and the super sexy gull-arm swingarm design, the MC-21 utilized the PGMIII ECU from the RC30 superbike, giving it true 3D ignition. Suspension was upgraded and the rear wheel diameter was decreased from 18″ to 17″ to fit the most advanced tires. The bike is in overall great condition, with 11,117km (<7,000 miles) on the clock. There are a few minor scratches on the bodywork (see pictures) but no other significant damage. The bike kick starts from cold on the first try and runs/revs very smoothly.

Honda never sold this bike in the U.S. as the EPA banned most two stroke powered road vehicles in the ’70’s. As such, they are extremely rare. There are a handful of these bikes in the U.S., some here legally, and others illegally. In general, two strokes less than 25 years old are still banned by the EPA, so use caution if you are looking at a similar bike that is newer than 1990. This bike was imported legally by myself directly from Japan, and I have all the US Customs paperwork to verify its legality. I also have a clean and clear Virginia title in my name, which has an 11 digit VIN that matches the bike’s frame number.

Photos: The first seven photos show the bike from various angles, front & rear tires, the speedo/odometer in km. The remaining photos show the following marks & scratches: left front fairing, right lower fairing, right upper fairing, left lower fairing, right seat fairing, left seat fairing, and right handle bar.

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This bike isn’t in showroom condition, but looks very clean and appears to start easily and run well from the included video. There’s a bit of surface rust on some of the fasteners and some scuffs at the edges of the bodywork, but nothing jumps out that should scare off potential buyers.

There are just four days left on this auction, with no takers yet at the starting bid of $5,000. Considering these were virtually unobtainable just a few years ago, has the market been flooded?

-tad

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Have Prices Peaked? Very Clean 1990 Honda NSR250 MC21 for Sale
Honda April 14, 2015 posted by

Two Stroke Temptation – 1990 Honda NSR250SP

1990 Honda NSR250SP on eBay

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If you’re looking for something eye-catching to add to your collection, this might be the one for you.  Coming all the way from a private collection in Japan by way of Canada is this stunning 1990 Honda NSR250SP.  The near flawless condition of the little Honda is surely due to the fact that it has a mere 1166km (724 miles) showing on the odometer.  Our regular readers may notice that this motorcycle did show up on our pages and on eBay about a year ago when it was originally listed for sale in Canada.  It has made it’s way across the border here to California, meaning that you won’t have to deal with any potential customs nightmares.  The seller does mention that it comes with a Bill of Sale only, so getting a title might prove challenging.

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The eBay auction already has quite a bit of interest, with the watchers and the bids coming in fast.  You can check it out here: 1990 Honda NSR250SP on eBay.  There is a lot of information in the description, including details about the bikes and the seller adds a little bit of personal perspective about it here:

If you do not know much about two-strokes then this is probably not the bike for you. This is a street version of Honda’s racing bike. It is extremely light (under 300lbs), agile, starts and runs very well and it is VERY fast. This motorcycle redlines at 12000rpm. When it hits the power band at about 9000rpm you had better be holding on tight. Also, you may not be able to title it depending on the state you live in. That’s why I am expressly stating the bike is sold as-is, where-is, with a bill of sale only with no representations as to ability to register or title. If you have any questions about this or the bike, please email me. And, yes it is available for viewing by legitimately interested bidders. It is located in Orange County, California. If you are a novice, or are not confident in your riding abilities, please do not buy this bike (unless you plan on displaying it only). 

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Two Stroke Temptation – 1990 Honda NSR250SP
Honda November 29, 2014 posted by

1990 Honda NSR250R with Repsol Livery

Update 11.29.14: We last posted this NSR in July of 2013. The eBay listing now includes more photos that clearly show Tyga bodywork, but also a Florida plate. Buy-it-now is set at $5k. Links updated. -dc

I never get tired of seeing a clean NSR250 for sale, and you shouldn’t either. It’s hard to get tired of a lightweight, race oriented packaged couple with a two-stroke engine that’s got to be perfect for some neck wringing. This NSR come to us again from the land of two-strokes; Canada. It also appears to have been registered in Florida at some point and the owner says it has a U.S. title.

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From the seller:

For sale is a 1990 Honda NSR 250 with less that 3000km (1800miles) from new.

The bike is in ABSOLUTELY perfect condition. On a scale of 1-10 I would say its a 9+.

The bike was never raced and still has the Florida license plate and it comes with

American Title and Canadian ownership.

One should first note that the body work isn’t OEM. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t awesome. It looks damn close to the OEM body work of later NSR’s. Nobody in their right mind should pick anything over Repsol livery given the choice. It is a shame that there aren’t more photo angles with better lighting. The last NSR250 we saw was located in the States and sold for close to $5k. This one starts at $5k and isn’t in the US. I would advise to do your due diligence when it comes to title/registration requirements in your area. Check out the auction here and place your bid today.

-JS

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Honda September 8, 2014 posted by

Featured Listing: 1990 Honda NSR250SP Cabin Racing with only 700 Miles!

Update 10.9.2014: SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

Update 9.8.2014: Price updated to $10,800. Thanks again Jason. -dc

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Today’s Featured Listing is this rare and very low mileage Cabin Tobacco color schemed NSR250SP MC21. The seller states it’s an all original model with OEM bodywork, stickers, wiring, etc. This means of course that it’s restricted being a JDM motorcycle, but for the collector that wants one as it was from the showroom, your wait may be over.

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Thank you for helping to support the site with a Featured Listing!

dc

from the seller:

Hello All:

This bike is from my personal collection while I was living in Japan.
My Firm had sent me overseas as an Expat in Japan and now returned to Canada.

1990 Honda MC21 NSR250SP
Cabin Tobacco Racing Scheme (2,500 Units Made)

VIN# MC21-100XXXX
Engine VIN# MC16E-120XXXX
Sticker Mark Code: NSR250R9L-J (Cabin Racing)
Main Color Code: R-134A (Fighting Red)

Documentation:
– Titled / Registered & Legally Plated with Correct 11 Digit VIN
– VIN Stamped on Headstock
– X2 OEM Honda Keys
– OEM Honda Tool Pouch
– Books / Manuals
– Book – HRC Tuning Manual
– Book – Honda NSR250R – “Owners Bible”
– Book – Honda NSR250R – “Biography of the Strongest 2-Stroke Machine”
– DVD – Basic Technology from HRC
– Carton – Cabin American Blend Orignal Blend from Japan
– Parts & Assembly Microfiche -145 Pages

Museum Condition 9 of 10:
Bikes Stored Heated Indoors In Japan & North America
100% OEM Plastics with
– Original External Honda Cabin Stickers
– Orignal Internal Safety/Warning Labels

All Factory Labels all in place:
– Fuel Tank Warning Stickers
– Windscreen Stickers
– Safety Stickers on the Tank
– MC21 Nameplate on Frame
– VIN Stamped On Headstock
– Directional Arrows on Magtek Wheels

Mileage: 1,165 kms
– This is the Original Factory Kms
– Nothing has been altered (odometers / parts / components / etc) to hide or deieve this

MC21 Specific Goodies:
– PGM-III Computer
– All Original Wire Loom
– Unbutchered / No Wire Splices Wire Loom to the PGM-III
– This has not been De-Resticted
– Lots of MC21 Destricting Information Online (Tyga, etc)

– Gullarm – Braced RR Swing Arm
– Common to CBR 250 RR / 400RR / MC22 / NC29
– Oil Injection System (No Premix)
– Original System (Non tampered)

SP Specific Goodies:
– Dry Racing Clutch
– Gold Magtek (Made by Enkei) Magnesium Wheels
– Fully Adjustable Showa FR & RR Suspension
– Cabin Tobacco Racing Spec
– Original Sprokets & Gold DID Chain
– 2,500 Units Made

Maintenance:
– Engine & Carb Professionally Setup
– FR Cylinder Head KV3H E-2
– RR Cylinder Head KV3H E-1

– Forks Rebuilt (Seals & Revalved for 70kg Rider) – (Cycle Improvements – Waterloo Ontario)
– Forks Professionally Rechromed (Cycle Improvements – Waterloo Ontario)
– New FR/RR Bridgestone Battlax S20 Dual Compound

– NGK-R BR9ECM Spark Plugs
– Keihin TA22 (32mm X 2) Carbs
– All OEM Jets
– Main #128 / Slow #38-S

Fluids:
– Amsoil Dominator Synthetic 2-Cycle Racing Oil
– Amsoil Synthetic Gear Oil

Asking $12,000, now $10,800

Will Support buyer with shipping, crating, documentation.
Buyer to coordinate with shipper and customs requirements.

Featured Listing:  1990 Honda NSR250SP Cabin Racing with only 700 Miles!
Sport Bikes For Sale April 13, 2014 posted by

Weekend Auction Updates: OW01, RZ350, NS400R, MC21, 999R

Yamaha OW01 FZR750R for sale

The Automania OW01 is back on eBay. This one has been relisted twice since we first posted it and failed to sell with a high bid of $26,500 on the last auction. This time it wears a $28k buy-it-now, which is $2k less than the listing price on their website.


Yamaha RZ350 for sale

This RZ350 is one of our Featured Listings, which failed to sell in it’s first auction with a high bid of $5800. The current bid is $5100 with about 5 days remaining.


Honda NS400R for sale

We first noticed this Honda NS400R on eBay in February and it’s been relisted a few times but no takers at $6500 no reserve, which frankly surprises me. Here is the original post.


Honda NSR250 MC21 for sale

Speaking of surprises, this NSR250R MC21 we posted on Thursday has since had a buy-it-now added of $8500, which seems strong to me. Current high bid is $4100 with 3 days remaining.


2005 Ducati 999R for sale

Last but not least, this 2005 Ducati 999R was posted in our classifieds and is now on eBay for the same price of $17800.

dc

Weekend Auction Updates:  OW01, RZ350, NS400R, MC21, 999R
Sport Bikes For Sale April 10, 2014 posted by

Revisit: 1993 Honda NSR250R MC21 availble in Washington

Update 4.13.2014: A buy-it-now has been added for $8500. -dc

1993 Honda NSR250R MC21 For Sale

We’ve seen this NSR250 before in 2009 and 2010, and both times it presented itself as an affordable entry into two stroke sportbikes. It’s not a perfect example but an honest one that appears very complete. The opening bid is set at $4000 reserve not met, which would suggest the seller is looking for a price similar to what we’ve seen previously on this one.

dc

1993 Honda NSR250R for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

1993 Honda NSR 250R PGM -3 ; This is a 2 stroke street bike imported from japan. It is titled in Washington state and the tabs are current. These are gray market bikes and are not legal in every state so check before bidding. The bike is stock but has had the first two wire splices done.If you don’t know what that is it would be better that you Google it then me trying to explain it. Bike is in good running order ,starts on 3 or 4 kick after it has been sitting for a month( yes I don’t ride much).It has some scratches, the back tail has a small crack and the forks are showing there age. The bike is quick and fun to ride and handles every well being so light and every thing on it works (lights, oil injection,horn,) It is a R model so it has a wet clutch. It is a nice clean 2 stroker. I use only synthetic oil and non-ethanol gas . It comes with spare parts I have collected over the years, see pics to much to list. All the parts are extras the bike is all stock like I said but it never hurts to have extras since they don’t make these anymore. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions but I don’t know much of the history of the bike . Navy guy based in japan took bike home with him. If you have a negative feed back or no history you will need to talk to me before bidding. If the bike does not meet its reserve the highest bidder will be told what its set at.

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Revisit: 1993 Honda NSR250R MC21 availble in Washington