Posts by tag: MC21

Honda April 2, 2012 posted by

Monday Mailbag!

First up is submitted by “Dan RC”, a very rare 1981 Honda CB1100RB on eBay UK for 12k GBP. Awesome!

Next up from Dan is this Kawasaki ZX7 on our Facebook page.

Dan also spotted this 1994 Honda VFR400 for sale in Colorado for $5k. Thanks Dan!

Check out this 93 works Ducati 888 spotted by Pelayo in Spain! He writes, “This one is special. That bike is a 888 works Ducati from 93 that was used by Dani Amatriain (former Lorenzo´s manager) to try win the Spanish superbike national (lot of money at this moment from this rider). The bike was so dominant at european championship but at the end the spanish title went to a private RC30 from former 500 privateer Lopez Mella. I remember watching it raced also at world SBK at Jarama.”

James recently posted his Honda MC21 NSR250 in our Classifieds area for $7500. Good luck with sale!

Erik emailed us to alert us to his 1985 Honda NS250R for sale in Denver for $3500. Good luck with the sale!

Next from John is the 94 Yamaha YZF750. It looks very complete, has receipts, and even the toolkit is still there. Just $3000 in Chicago.

From Pete we have this very low miles 2002 Moto Guzzi Le Mans for just $7k in Montana. Love the colors!

From Sébastien we have this rather rare bird, a 1980 Honda Segale 1000. If you can provide information on this bike, leave a comment below!

Mike sends us this spotting in Los Angeles, a 2006 Derbi GPR125 for $6k.

Have a good morning all!


Honda February 1, 2012 posted by

NSR Eye Candy In The UK: 1988 NSR250 (MC18) Terra Racing And 1991 NSR250 (MC21) Cabin Racing

NSR Eye Candy In The UK: 1988 NSR250 (MC18) Terra Racing And 1991 NSR250 (MC21) Cabin Racing

Everybody hates Monday’s so here is a little eye candy of the two wheeled variety provided courtesy of Honda.  Sit back, put of your work off and dream a little of a garage filled with rare NSR’s.  Take your pick of a Terra Racing replica or one decked out in Cabin Racing colors.


I know the Rothmans replicas are the iconic NSR250 but I think these Terra Racing reps are my favorite.  The sellers ad claims 1500 were produced.

Damn, I’m a sucker for those green number plates.  Can there be a more shallow reason to like a bike?

She has around 15,000 miles on her and the seller is asking the equivalent of  $7,800.  It sure would be a nice way to top off a NSR250 collection.

Check out the auction.




Ok NSR men help me out on this one.  Was this an official replica or just paint the had Cabin Racing colors?  The seller claims a production of 2500 in this color scheme.  Doing an internet search for this bike brought up several photos of the Cup Noodle race NSR’s.  I vaguely remember seeing a picture of a street version of that bike.  Did Honda ever produce a Cup Noodle replica?


There’s the reason all RGV250’s don’t have “banana” swing arms.  Honda had the patent on the “Gull Arm” and didn’t appreciated the copy.  Suzuki definitely put more style into it.


Sure looks like a nice example to me.  It only shows 6200 miles, has the original two keys and of course a rattling dry clutch.


This one will set you back roughly $8,600.  Take a look here.





Honda November 7, 2011 posted by

When Honda Built Strokers: 1995 Honda NSR250R SP MC28

When Honda Built Strokers: 1995 Honda NSR250R SP MC28

They used to build them and they used to build good ones. As pure street bikes I really don’t think you can find a better two stroke 250. I’ve always considered them the most civilized 250 to own. Keep it stock, run some good oil in it and you’ll be a happy camper.

I sure like what I’m seeing: a SP model, relatively low miles (12,0014), stock condition and of course a title.

From the seller:

I purchased this bike a few years ago from a local owner and have loved it ever since. The bike is a blast to ride and looks great. This bike is the “SP” version which comes with the magnesium wheels. From what I understand there was only 1500 of these bikes in the factory racing colors made. The only flaws are the slight scratches on the right side fairing as noted in the pics and a very small ding in the tank that I can’t get to show up on camera. The bike comes with a Maryland title that lists the bike as a 1989. This bike has not been derestricted or modified. The SP spec includes the dry clutch, magnesium MagTek wheels, and fully adjustable suspension, and this was the top of the line NSR made. A Two Brothers stand is included. I have both of the original Honda Credit card keys.


Some Honda tech.

I wonder why Honda never went with upside down forks with the NSR. It wasn’t like they were skimping on technology elsewhere. It still has the original brake lines. They are usually one of the first things changed.

Maybe the Honda experts can spot more but all I’m noticing is the missing passenger seat. I’m guessing the steering dampner is an add on. Just a nice solid, stock example of an NSR.

What are you willing to pay for said solid, stock example? The seller has a $7,500 BIN to go along with the auction. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if someone jumps on the BIN. I’ve seen quite a few nice, later model NSR listed for close to $10,000. Yes, the market has softened but these are still rare bikes (especially later model ones). Toss in the the title and condition and the price seems reasonable.


Don’t waste anytime if you want it: click, click, click.


This is the second time this bike has been on our site. Here is the original listing from Doug and Steve. -dc

Honda September 27, 2011 posted by

NSR Chameleon: 1992 HONDA NSR 250 SE MC21

NSR Chameleon:  1992 HONDA NSR 250 SE MC21 For Sale

Gardner and Doohan wannabe’s,  start your engines.  Just as Lucky Strike paint catches a Suzuki  mans eye,   nice Rothmans paint work does the trick for NSR men.  I don’t blame anyone for painting their bike in Rothmans colors, they look damn good and bring back memories of Honda GP dominance (unfortunately).

This one is a chameleon though,  it didn’t leave the factory looking like a pack of Rothmans cigarettes.  By the way, the seller is upfront about this and not trying to pull one over on you.

It sure looks good in pictures but paint always has to be seen in person.  The seller states the bike is stock and has our favorite piece of governmental paperwork  here at RSBFS.   That would be a nice CA title for anyone riding the short bus.

I now it is minor but the front turn signals are not stock items.  It looks like it is missing some back padding for the seat and the rear seat itself.

This one has me a little perplexed.  The Ebay listing, lists the mileage at 12,000 miles.  34,781 KM’s converts to  21,611 miles though.  You might want to ask about that.

Why do I have the urge to smoke?

I guess this is as good as time as any to talk about resprays.  What I’m about to say is a general statement and does not pertain to this actual bike.  Always be a little cautious when looking at a bike that has been resprayed.  Every now and then it is done to hide the true condition of the bike.  Be sure to look past the shiny exterior and compare the paint to the nuts, bolts, frame, hoses etc.  Make sure they are all in the same general condition.

The reason I said that doesn’t apply to this bike is I’m not noticing any of the usual corrosion of a poorly maintained/stored bike.

The details:

For sale is my 1992 NSR250 MC21 2 stroke. This bike is all original and super clean, with a fresh top end. Bike runs perfect and needs nothing but a new good home. Fully street legal, all working lights horn etc. and CURRENTLY registered in CA. The bodywork is original but has been repainted in the SP Rothmans scheme, this is NOT an SP edition bike, it is however still a very rare bike especially this clean and this original and registered with proper paperwork. Title is in hand and bike is ready to go. The reserve on this bike is super low so it is listed to sell. I know what it is worth but with the economy market value has changed. I am open to serious offers so dont hesitate to contact me.  Bikes this clean and rare are very hard to come by so take advantage while it is here. This is the only time I will be listing this bike.


So, what’s the price to live out your Rothmans fantasies?  The seller has BIN of $6,500 to go along with the auction.  I’m guessing in this soft market that BIN price is optimistic.  The only bikes  I’ve seen selling for top dollar currently are the true collectibles.  That means low mile, original bikes of the rarest versions.  Considering the year, mileage, model and market I’m thinking  $4,500-$5,200.  What do you think Honda boys?  The seller claims the reserve is set quite low.  To find out how low, place a bid here.


Honda September 9, 2011 posted by

1991 Honda NSR250R MC21 For Sale

1991 Honda NSR250R MC21 For Sale

Location: Georgetown, IN
Mileage: 9,500
Price: $4,600.00 $4300 Update: Sale Pending!

This one sports all OEM plastics and they are in decent shape. I’ll call them a 6.5/7 out of 10 with no major cracking, but the tabs on the lower belly pan are broken off and the upper has a small piece missing where mirror mounts.

100% stock other than Tyga canisters. She sports a new top end, ultrasonically cleaned carbs and will start on the first or second kick. Runs strong and is an absolute blast to ride.

I do not have this one titled so it will be sold with a BOS only.

Please review all the pictures and ask any questions.

I will help with shipping in anyway I can, but will not incur any of the expenses.

I’m open to trades as well- Perhaps an R6 or CBR600rr so just hit me up with what you have and please don’t offer me a 4 wheeler 😉

You can contact me at with any questions or ask them here.

Thanks for looking!


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Honda August 17, 2011 posted by

1992 Honda NSR250 Sporting new Rothmans SP Bodywork for sale-

1992 Honda NSR250R

Location: Hollywood, CA
Mileage: Unknown from listing
Price: $10,000.00

At one time NSR’s were pretty scarce stateside, but as of late they are rotating through as fast as Jay goes through…. um… let’s call them ‘partners’.

I have the original bodywork in decent shape, the current bodywork is new and depicts the SP edition NSR (little perpetration but looks bitchin) fresh top end, all original, everything works and runs excellent, no issues, super fresh cut slicks, fresh oil etc. current registration in CA title in hand.

Honestly this thing is like a time capsule. incredible shape. BRAND SPANKEN NEW BODYWORK AND TANK. box of parts and spares including original bodywork.

this was a DEA government seizure recovery. Was not in any accidents that I know of, has salvage title but this is likely due to the DEA recovery. or method in which took place to get Plated, as it was being “rebuilt” when it was seized. Now 100% complete. Starts on one kick.

This latest offering looks to be a nice example, but as I outlined in my last NSR post looks can be deceiving.

The seller is listing it as a SE model, but this machine has a wet clutch and non-adjustable suspension which denotes it as a R model. Now, I’m not bashing this machine at all- all I’m saying is that it’s not everything it’s being advertised as. Yes, it’s a very clean example with un-obtainable ‘new’ bodywork, but in my descriptions I consider ‘mint’ and ‘100%’ to be just that.

Again, you’ll need to decide if this machine is worth $10,000.00. It does have the ever elusive CA title and who cares if it’s salvage or not. It’s a freaking CA title!

For me it’s well over priced, but then again I don’t live in Cali and long for a grey market bike with a title.

What’s it worth to you?

There are plenty more pictures available for your viewing pleasure by clicking here

You can view the classified ad here and make contact with the seller.



Honda August 12, 2011 posted by

1991 Honda NSR250SP MC21? Wait a second…

1991 Honda NSR 250SP MC21, but not really-

Location: West Islip, NY
Mileage: 12,000
Price: $12,500.00

This is an NSR250SP Fresh motor and two, yes two complete sets of body work including tanks.

One set Repsol and one set Rothmans.
Frame and Title are MC-21 and everything else is MC-28
A bunch of extras and a ton of trick parts.

Custom triple tree upper, fork brace, oil injector block off, tyga rear sets, carbon reeds and customer reed stops, reed stuffers, HRC jet kit, steel braided lines, customer front and rear brake resevoirs, , new clutch cable, carbon dry clutch cover, Kiss 1/4 turn throttle, rare magtek wheels, fresh metzlers, tyga expansion chambers and carbon fiber silencers, rear sprockets, light weight tyga meter stay, carbon meter cover, lightweight clip ons, tyga rear section, custom sub-frame, tyga battery box, I have both the keys for this the stock MC28 PGM4 credit card key and the very very difficult to get HRC race card key unleasing the extra power

I also have a parts manual, its in japanese but really helpful.

But that is not wat makes this bike unique, what really makes it unique is it is titled and registered on the real serial number and proper name. NY State title.

this is a bike I have onwed for many years and swore to myself I would never sell it. but never say never, it just doesnt fit in a family life style 🙁

Dont get me wrong this is not a show bike, this is a kickass unique race bike that is street legal. I when you go to shows, trust me everyone looks to see who’s on the dirtbike, wait thats no dirt bike!

So like I said it a 2 stroke and it doesnt stay clean too well.

Its not running right now I put a fresh top end on it and was getting ready to install a new wiriing harness from Tyga premade to accept lights and turn signals with the HRC card.

Wow, I’m not sure where to start-

Lets start with the pictures- Rothmans photo has aluminum colored frame- Repsol has black colored frame. Which is it?

If this is a SP model MC21 it will have adjustable suspenders on the front and rear along with the dry clutch and Magteks; which the seller says it has. The thing worth noting is that if it is a ‘true’ SP it has lost all it’s value because it is now a mixed SP of sorts.

True SP’s, with low mileage, can bring money close to the BIN price of this machine when there is one available- which isn’t very often. I do know where a true Rothamans MC21 that is for sale. If this is the going rate for MC’s any prospective buyer is going to miss out on a few good deals because our prices are going up… and quick! Not knocking this machine, but come on man we need to be realistic.

I understand that a seller can ask whatever price they see fit to ask and it’s up to a buyer to determine ‘what is what’. For me this is a…. You know what? I’m not going to finish that sentence because there’s no reason to. Our viewers know ‘what is what’

Back to the bike- It has plenty to offer the right buyer. The right buyer will be someone who likes to tinker and clean what we 2 stroke guys call ‘Spooge’. That’s right- SPOOGE! It always sounds better when you scream it in disgust because you have to wipe it off- again!

This one has a liberal sprinkling of Tyga dust with the rear sets, pipes, carbon reeds and bodywork. If the Rothmans bodywork is real OEM SP stuff it’s worth a considerable amount, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it’s probably not of OEM vintage considering the rest of the bike. A set of any OEM NSR bodywork can bring upwards of $1,000.00 in great shape, but SP bodywork, with the tank…. well, that’s another level all together.

The HRC card that is mentioned kills the lights for track use only. It’s difficult to find one and when you do it needs to be fiddled with to make it play nice with the street functions of the PGM IV. Since all NSR engines are the same, sans the wet or dry clutch, most people prefer to modify the MC21’s and not fool with the PGM IV cards. The cards have plenty of ‘neat’ factor, but have a lot more PITA factor to offer if you lose one, get it wet, step on it etc. PGM III’s are easier to modify and use regular keys for the ignition.

I wish the seller all the luck in the world in selling his beloved NSR for $12,500.00 because that will only increase the value in my 2 little guys.

You can check out more photos and hit the BIN button here.



Honda March 30, 2011 posted by

Never Say Never: Honda NSR250SP Terra Racing (MC18 RK6)

Never Say Never:  Honda NSR250SP  Terra Racing (MC18 RK6)

I really never expected to see one of  these for sale.  As the title says though, “Never say never!”.  The above brochure is what many a young Japanese male lusted after in the late 80’s:  a Honda NSR250SP Terra Racing replica.  The race replica craze was in full swing and most of the Japanese manufactures were glad to oblige.

Prospec baby!  I always get a kick out of the English bits mingled in with the Japanese.

And here is the bike in question.  It has made its’ way from Japan to the UK and is .  No bidding on this one, if you like the price it is yours.  That price in US dollars is roughly $8,600.  Steep but you might have the only one in the country.

I found a great blog entry ( that gives a great explainer on what makes the  Terra Racing replicas special:

The R6K models were the first true SP’s. They sported the similar gold Magtek magnesium wheels as before, but now with the benchmark 150/60 series tyre, first seen on the R5K. This new SP also had adjustable suspension front and rear; spring preload and rebound dampening on the front, and spring preload, rebound, and compression dampening on the rear, and an all new dry clutch based on the RS250 race bikes. Released to compete with Yamaha’s new TZR250 Reverse Cylinder, Suzuki’s first RGV250, and Kawasaki’s KR1, it was (and still is) an extremely competent road and race bike capable of in excess of 70hp in full race trim! All R6K SP’s were only produced in white and silver Terra Racing colours.


This might be the best picture:  it looks pretty darn clean and better yet, corrosion hasn’t begun.  If you’ve owned a bike from Japan where that salty air has gotten the better of it you know why I pointed out the lack of corrosion.  By the way, it only has 8,000 miles on it and it looks completely stock.  Pissed you don’t live in the UK yet?

 Now that will finish off a nice Honda collection.

It’s from a little earlier (1987) but will still take you back. All Japan Series action:


Note: The great brochure images in this post are generously made available by Jamie’s NSR Homepage. Thank you Jamie!