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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.


1993 Honda NSR250R for sale on eBay


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.



Revisit: 1993 Honda NSR250R MC21 availble in Washington
Honda March 13, 2014 posted by

Rothmans Ready to Ride Home: Honda NSR250 SP MC21 in Nevada

Update 3.18.2014: 4thUP tells me this bike and the 6 others they had for sale have all been sold to an RSBFS reader. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

Honda NSR250R SP Rothmans for sale

I received an email from the folks at that have several JDM imports that they are preparing for sale and this Rothmans NSR250 is the first. The good news: It’s been imported properly and has all the accompanying paperwork, it’s an SP, and it’s dressed in that awesome race livery. The not so great news is that it has some bodywork damage. But it’s being advertised as a street legal rider and not a minter. Contact 4thUP directly if interested or just to see all the pictures and details for yourself.


Many thanks to 4thUP for helping to support our site with a Featured Listing.


Honda NSR250 SP Rothmans for sale


excerpts from the seller’s website:

NSR250R SP Rothman’s edition imported straight from Japan. The SP is highest trim level and has awesome factory upgrades like magnesium wheels, adjustable front stabilizer, fully adjustable rear shock and dry clutch.

It has 27,000 kilometers on the odometer which is only 16,700 miles.

All lights and electronics are in proper working order. Brakes, headlight, high beams, low beams, front and rear turn signals, dash lights, etc. are all good. Brakes are in great working order. Dual large front brakes and discs work great. All gauges are in proper working order.

Bike is not in museum show quality. That is reflected in the price. The pictures show any blemishes or cracks around. It’s used. It’s been loved. It’s meant to be ridden and enjoyed.

Exhaust’s are missing bracket to hook muffler to rear frame. They are very solid in place but could use either the OEM Honda small bracket or something can be fabbed up VERY easily. It’s just and arm with a hole at each end. Easy. Most rash is on the lower right fairing. Lower left has rash too but not bad. Bike is straight. Not tweaked. Tracks perfect. Just want to be up front about everything.

Rothmans Ready to Ride Home:  Honda NSR250 SP MC21 in Nevada
Honda June 26, 2013 posted by

Northwest Two-Stroke: Honda NSR250R (MC21)

Redmond, WA – 15,000mi – $3,650 No Reserve


It should be no surprise that the NSR250 from Honda is a bike we love to feature here on RSBFS. These are grey-market import bikes because they were never officially sold here in the states. What can complicate things even further and affect the value is the fact that getting these things titled and registered can be tricky given the bikes previous registration history and the particular laws of the state you live in.


This NSR250 is an MC21 model that has been re-faired in always-awesome Repsol livery. The Repsol body work wasn’t offered until later models, so this one obiously isn’t OEM. The bike doesn’t seem to be perfect by any means and the seller states that it has a recent electrical issue.

From the seller:

Selling my Honda NSR 250 PGM 3 due to moving overseas. Motorcycle is street legal and has license plates in the State of Washington.
Exterior condition is very good. Engine and mechanicals are very good as well. Seldom ridden, and well take care of.
There is a problem with the electricals. Bike will start and run fine, but engine will cut off the moment you turn something electric on. For example, the headlight or turn signal. I do not know if it is as simple as a blown fuse, or something more severe like wiring issues. This is a recent problem, and I do not have the time to try and figure it out, as I mentioned that I am moving out of the United States. I have set the opening bid to reflect this. The bike is sold as-is, I have tried to be as clear as possible.


To any haters out there who don’t want this bike because it is a “250”, you might want to move on. To those who want something different from the crowd this might be your ticket. With 45hp in restricted form, a light weight and performance oriented package, and screaming two-stroke engine that will surely turn heads, its hard to find anything not to love about these bikes. If this truly is a recent issue with the electronics, then I would be inclined to believe that the fix shouldn’t be too complicated (I have been wrong before). This would make a sweet summer project to someone looking for that. If I had the cash, I would totally buy it. There is No Reserve on the auction and only a couple days left, check it out here and place your bid today!


Honda March 15, 2013 posted by

Solid in Seattle: 1993 Honda NSR250R MC21

1993 Honda NSR250 For Sale

Anthony tips us to this tidy NSR250 available on Seattle Craigslist for just $4k. And it’s titled with only 6k miles! It has a few blems that are pointed out in the ad but this looks like a deal at $4k for a streetable NSR. Good luck to buyers and seller!



from the seller:

elling my beloved NSR250R, bike has a clean and legal title, Starts, runs, rides, factory tool kit still in seat box. Been my commuter back and forth to work. Never been down or crashed. This is a grey-market bike! V-twin 2 stroke race bike sold in most places in the world but never in the USA. Bike has 180psi in each cylinder and runs strong. Also this is a kick start ONLY bike. There was never electric start on the bike to begin with (most people ask where the electric starter is). Oils and fluids changes every 1000km (im very uptight about maintenance), only use Honda HP2/GN2 2 stroke oil. All lights, horn, indicators and brakes work as they should. Bike has no issues. This would be a fun bike to ride on the nice days we get here in WA then take to the track and blast around on. When I bought the bike it had been shipped from Japan to the owner, and after 2 years he never rode it!. Bike has 10,600km (that is 6,600 miles) Pretty low for a bike made in 1993 (LESS THAN 400 MILES A YEAR) There is a small amount of decal smudging and a 1/4in crack from when the bike was brought here from Japan and some small scratches near the seat from my old riding pants which is shown in the pictures below but I am being up front about the damage , so no surprises:



Ducati January 31, 2013 posted by

End of January Mailbag [NSR250 MC21, 996 SPS, H2 750, ZX-7]

Here are our picks for the week. While not every suggestion will make it, we thank you for another great week of submissions. Thanks for your emails!


James has his restored 1992 Honda NSR250 MC21 on Santa Barbara Craigslist for $9500. Great looking ride, good luck with the sale!

1992 Honda NSR250 MC21 For Sale

Next up is this 1999 Ducati 996 SPS in Scottsdale. Current bid on eBay is $10800 reserve not met.

1999 Ducati 996SPS For Sale

Gregg spotted this stunning 1973 Kawasaki H2 750 Radical Cafe Racer. Available on San Diego Craigslist for $13500.

1973 Kawasaki H2 750 For Sale

Jeremy sent us over a dozen picks but we rather like the ZX-7’s this week and this 94 looks like another great example. This one is located in San Francisco with just 12k miles and only a $3k ask, this looks like a great buy considering the seller states it’s never been dropped!

1994 Kawasaki ZX-7 For Sale


Honda January 28, 2013 posted by

Spotted! 1993 Honda NSR250SE MC21 in New Mexico!


Two stroke smoke is in the air! 2013 has certainly started with a bang given the number of great smokers we have seen in the past few weeks. Here is another one to consider; while not stock, it does look very clean and sports a New Mexico title. Consider the following photos:


From the seller:
This bike started off as a very used stock NSR250SE MC21. It is now the beautiful bike in the photos. Kept in temperature controlled garage. Only about 8 miles on it after rebuild and paint.

Body, rearsets, expansion chambers are TYGA. Front end and triple clamp is 1993 Honda RS250. Powder coated front Marchesini magnesium rim. Full Brembo. Iron rotors. All new bearings. Reduced steering lock from stock due to reduced triple clamp offset.
Trailtech digital display. New Honda RS250 coils and leads. Wire splice mod done.
Brembo radial front master cylinder. New CRG clutch perch. POR-15 coated tank.
Excellent condition Honda RS250 radiator with electric water pump, silicone hoses, Guhl thermostat.

Stock, completely rebuilt carbs with HRC jet kit, UNI foam filters.
Engine, transmission, and clutch completely rebuilt with new parts and RS250 lower cylinder head conversion. Stock and RS250 plugs and caps. Crank has new bearings, thrust washers, shot peened and balanced pistons and rods. New rod bearings.
All brake calipers rebuilt with new seals. Stock powder coated, widened rear wheel with new bearings. AFAM sprocket. Regina chain. Both new.

Enough parts to build a second engine, including transmission, clutch assembly, completely rebuilt, zero miles crank with shot peened rods. Various new gaskets, bearings, and seals. Spare PGMIII. This bike uses premix. No oil injection system.
Registered and titled in New Mexico.

Check your state laws regarding registration and titling of this vehicle before purchase.




If oil can be referred to as “black gold” then surely the market should start to refer to these two strokes as “smokey gold.” Prices are definitely on the move, with stakes on the rise for top-level examples of the breed. This bike – while not stock – seems to qualify as per the pictures. The starting bid is set at $9,000 with no takers at the time of writing, so if you want to make ring-a-ding noises in the new year you’d better come with a full wallet. Check out the pictures and details and let us know what you think!



Honda November 24, 2012 posted by

Eye Candy: 1991 Honda NSR250 MC21 Kato Replica

Update 11.23.12: We love this look of this bike but it’s failed to sell a few times. Having been relisted several times, the seller has now included a buy-it-now of $12500 in the latest listing on eBay. The highest bid we’ve seen is $7600 in previous listings. Links updated. -dc

Update 11.9.2012: Back on eBay. Closed last time at $6500 without meeting reserve. Already up to $5100 with 4 days to go. Links updated. -dc

Love it! I’m a sucker for replica’s and this Daijiro Kato replica doesn’t dissapoint. I believe this would be a replica of the NSR250 Kato piloted in the 200o Grand Prix season, finishing third overall. Sadly, Kato was killed at the Suzuka GP in 2003 riding in MotoGP.

By the way, these pictures don’t do the bike justice, you have to click on the video below to appreciate this machine. I think the word “wow” might come to mind a few times.

Sounds lovely, nice smooth idle.

It is looking good from every direction.

Now that the pictures and video have sucked you in, here are the details:


Low mileage and a title to go with the good looks. Moto2 is entertaining to watch but I still miss these bikes and their factory GP cousins.

Not a thing out of place. They even went with a GP type brake reservoir set up.

I really don’t have anything meaningful to add. You either love the race replica look or you don’t. If you do, this is one fine example. It looks like the seller is seeking top dollar from the info he posted on the WWW. The only problem with the reps, no matter how stunning, is finding a buyer who was in as much love with that GP machine as you were. Maybe more importantly, is his love matched by his willingness to open his check book?

The auction is up and running and I’m betting quite a ways to go before hitting the reserve. Here it is.


Honda June 11, 2012 posted by

Two Stroke Heaven: 1992 Honda NSR250SE (MC21)

Location: Western Pennsylvania

Miles: 4,317

Price: Currently $2,025 with Reserve in place

When I arrived at the RSBFS corporate offices today, vision’s of NSR250’s mysteriously popped into my head. I later began to hear the faint sounds two-strokes blazing up and down the street, but every time I ran to the window to check, I saw nothing. Like a deranged mad man, I searched high and low to find one of these beauties to scratch my itch. Finally, I found this MC21 SE model.

The SE fell in the middle of the NSR250 line up between the standard R version and the high end SP version. The SE featured the dry clutch found in the SP as well as an adjustable suspension for the front and rear. The bike for sale here looks to be in good condition. The seller highlights that it did suffer a low speed drop at one point in which the front upper and lower fairings were replaced with NOS pieces. Also, the bike will need a little bit of maintenance in order to be in proper riding condition.

From the Seller:

Up for auction is a 1992 Honda NSR250 MC21 SE. I bought this bike a couple years ago because it came with a bunch of NOS spares including some pieces I needed to finish a race bike I was working on. The bike had been brought to theUSby a guy in the Army who’d been stationed inEngland. While there, he had a low-speed accident when parking after a quick rain storm and it scratched the fairing. He replaced the front upper and lower fairings with NOS pieces and they are in super shape. The rear section has some scratches and the tank has a couple minor dents and scratches as well. Please note that mileage on speedometer is in Km’s and I converted to Miles for listing. The overall condition is very nice but obviously it’s being sold in used, as-is condition. Gas must be pre-mixed as the previous owner told me the oil pump is disconnected. It has week-old gas in it with Honda 2 stroke oil. I never rode the bike except for when I bought it and this weekend when I got it running to list on Ebay. Before riding, it will need a tune up and a rear caliper O-ring (I remember it sticking when I bought it). I may have the o-ring as I remember ordering one, and if I find it this week I’ll either get it put in or include it with the sale. The battery is brand new, and when I installed it and added new gas to the tank, it started right up. These are gray market bikes and no one ever got a title for this one since it was more of a collector’s item. I’ll include a bill of sale and there are companies who advertise online that can get titles. I never did it since I didn’t need to… (continued in the eBay auction)

The bike may not be pristine and need a tune up bring it to proper riding condition, also it does not have a title. But, it is a damn cool bike and these don’t come around very often. I would say it needs a little TLC to make it close to perfect. But because of this, I wouldn’t be afraid to actually ride the thing and enjoy all it has to offer. It is an SE model, so it is a step up from the R, but it won’t command the price of an SP. You can check out the auction here and make this MC21 yours!