Posts by tag: MC28

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82oH4ArV0Os

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:

1991 KATO GP REPLICA HONDA NSR 250 2-Stroke STREET LEGAL LIGHTS TURN SIGNELS ECT FLORIDA TITLE SUPER LIGHT 132 KG WITH ONLY 5820 KILLOMETERS . ABOUT 2300 MILES AWESOME ELF AXO RSW GP REPLICA BODYWORK COMES WITH TYGA STAINELESS EXPANSION CHAMBERS WITH KEVLAR STINGERS JETTED TO SUIT TYGA REARSETS RUNS LIKS A SCALDED CAT THE BIKE HAS A LOT OF $$$ TITAINIUM BOLTS CUSTOM BAR END MIRROR BLUE WINDSHIELD NEW EBC GREEN HH BRAKE PADS FOR SUPERIOR STOPPING REAR HUGGER FULLY DIALED IN AND RUNS PERFECT STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD THE SELLING THIS FOR A FRIEND

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.

Ian

Honda August 21, 2012 posted by

Two-Stroke Week: 1996 Honda NSR250SE (MC28)

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Miles: 9,800mi (16,100Km)

Price: $7,900

You should probably get used to that gray floor with blue tiles, as you might be seen a lot from this seller in the next couple days. Like a lot of two-strokes that we feature, this bike comes to us from Canada and I still believe it to be some sort of conspiracy to make us in the US jealous. In accordance with RSBFS Two-Stroke week, I bring you this Honda NSR250SE MC28.

Up for grabs in an SE model and features a dry clutch, single sided swing arm, and PGMIV engine management. The bike up from grabs doesn’t have the most complete description from the seller, but does look to be a fair example of a later NSR. It looks like some of the graphics on the left side have seen some wear, but doesn’t look to be a result of a crash.

From the seller:

16100km 1996 Sports Edition

250CC, Two Stroke, Liquid Cooled, 90°V-Twin Cylinder, 45HP @ 9,500RPM, Single side swing arm, Card key, Kick Start , Dry clutch,6 Speed Transmission, Front and Rear Disk Breaks, 77cm Seat Height ,138Kg dry weight, 16Litre Fuel Capacity. Very low insurance. Certified.

Only a buy-it-now price of $7,900 exists in place of your standard auction. The last MC28 we featured (although completely rebuilt and in the States) sold for over $10k. We have seen a steady incline in the sales of these 250 two-strokes, but location and a title can have a large implact on their selling price. You can check out the auction here for this Honda NSR250SE here, and stay tuned for some more options!

-JS

Honda March 5, 2012 posted by

Beautiful ’94 Honda Rothmans NSR250R SP

Mileage: 800 miles on fresh motor

Price: $10,800

Update 3.5.2012: Now listed on BARF with additional details. -dc

Do sportbikes get much better looking than this? Go ahead, take it all in. I think you’ll find the answer is no. The NSR 250 is as legendary as you can get in any sportbike circle and if you are fortunate enough to get an SP, well then, be content with the rest of your life, whatever it may bring. You are the definition of lucky.

Seriously, just look at it. What an absolute stunner. The SP models are much more rare and difficult to find that the standard NSR and was also the most advanced at the time in terms of being a refined two-stroke street bike. It’s powered by a 40bhp V-twin that only had to propel approximately 300 pounds dry and its dry clutch and adjustable suspension made it truly one of the great two-stroke race replicas.

Here’s information from the seller-

The NSR is a real 94 Rothmans, has correct vin and number tag on subframe. Fresh motor, about 800 miles, new crank, new cylinders, used cases but almost everything else new including clutch.

Has new OEM Honda:

Upper and lower forks $$$$

Fuel Tank $$$$

Triple Clamps $$$

PGM 4 unit and gauges $$$

Every seal, or bushing greased/replaced etc etc in the last year.

Has some Chinese plastic on it and some factory, have all factory pieces except left lower and upper, that is all it really needs to be fully original. Has all correct SP parts like magteks, dry clutch adj suspension etc.

Runs excellent.

And more pics of this beauty-

The seller highlights the maintenance which includes lots of engine overhaul that should address any concerns about the motor, especially important for a two-stroke. Sounds like all the other maintenance has been done too and the seller says the bike runs excellent. Only issue really is replacement plastic which the seller also highlights letting you know what it would take to make the bike 100%.

The seller is asking $10,800. It’s not cheap, but don’t forget it’s a Rothmans edition SP, making this an extremely rare bike. And considering the work put in, then it gets even more attractive.

So if you’ve been searching for one of these, collector or rider, or both, you should give this bike a good look. They don’t pop up all that often. Contact Glenn via email.

-RN

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.

Ian

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

Honda October 23, 2011 posted by

1994 Honda NSR250R MC28

1994 Honda NSR 250R MC28 100% stock and For Sale

Update 9.19.2011: Now on eBay.
Update II 9.23.2011: If you missed it this week, you’ve got a second chance after a buyer backed out. Links updated. -dc
Update III 10.23.2011: Non-paying bidder again, back on eBay. Price dropped to $6750 buy-it-now, which should move it quickly. -dc
Update 10.28.2011: She’s found a new home, congratulations Doug!

Location: New Albany, IN
Mileage: 3,500 miles or 5,700km
Price: $7,750.00 $6750 buy-it-now

One sweet ass NSR that has to be one of only a handful of low mileage, stock survivors.

This is my personal bike and it is as nice as it looks. There is one small, half dollar sized, blemish on the right side of the tail section and is documented in the photo. There is also some discoloration on the right lower fairing where the over flow tubes exit the underside of the bike that can be seen in the photos as well.

There is some evidence that it has been down on the right side at some point, but all of the bodywork was replaced except for the tail section. There is some light rash on the right canister, pipe and front turn signals. I’ve included pictures for a full disclosure, but as most people will realize stock NSR’s just are not available in any condition.

As usual, I’ve attached a lot of pictures for you to review. I recommend reviewing all pictures carefully and in doing this you will gain some appreciation for this particular machine and just how clean it is. I’ve never seen a cleaner 1994 anything-

Has new chain
Has new Michelin Pilot Powers
Carbs recently cleaned
New Spark Plugs
New Battery

This is a NSR time capsule and the only reason I’m offering it for sale is because I don’t think I can control myself from riding it. I’ve put about 30 miles on it and it runs awesome!

I know this is ‘only’ an ‘R’ version, but it is a beautiful machine and deserves to be on display and not abused.

If you’re interested let me know via this post and I’ll respond privately or if it’s a general question I’ll answer on here so everyone can see it.

You can view it on ebay as well with a few different pictures

Cheers!

doug

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Honda August 16, 2011 posted by

1997 Honda NSR250 SE

1997 Honda NSR250 SE For Sale- Fuggin Sweet!

Location: Camp Springs, MD
Mileage: 4,800
Price: $8,499.99

Unlike the NSR I posted the other day– this one is where it’s at.

This is probably my second favorite color scheme and is only there because the Cabin Racing scheme holds the top spot in my book.

100% ORIGINAL PLASTICS
100% ORIGINAL ENTIRE BIKE
100% FREE AND CLEAR TITLE
ALL FLUIDS CHANGED/ FRESH
NEW BATTERY
FULL PRO ARM
FULL SMART CARD (2)
FRESH TIRES
BIKE SO CLEAN, ORIGINAL FACTORY HONDA BUILD STICKER STILL ON REAR FENDER
FULL FACTORY HONDA SP FULLY ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION FRONT AND REAR
LIMITED SE (SPECIAL EDITION) DRY CLUTCH MODEL

In 90’s, if you were in the market for a NSR, and lived some where other than the USA, you had a choice of three different models- R, SE and SP. The differences are quite simple, but if you aren’t aware of them you might find it a bit confusing. I’ll do my best to explain-

NSR250r- Non-adjustable suspension, wet clutch and standard graphics
NSR250se- Fully adjustable suspension, dry clutch, and standard graphics
NSR250sp- Fully adjustable suspension, dry clutch, race team graphics and light weight Magteks wheels.

To throw a wrench in the gears I’ll tell you that 1996 was the last year for SP model production. So, the heading on the eBay listing could be a little confusing if you’re not crystal clear on models.

It’s not uncommon for tuners to source SP parts and put them on a standard R model and pretend they’ve got something. Sure you get all of the trick parts, but it still won’t be as valuable as a ‘true’ SP because the color code and VIN won’t trace back as a SP. I know this isn’t important to some, but to a serious collector it’s paramount and will make or break a deal.

I like this one and to put the $8,499.00 asking price in perspective these sold for 720,000 Yen back in 1997. In today’s dollars that would equate to nearly $9,400.00 bucks.

So, the million dollar question is this- Are you willing to pay $8,500 for a 14 year old machine in like new condition? If you answered ‘yes’ then I have to ask “Why is it still on auction” If you answered ‘No’ then I’d like to direct you to my MC28 for $7,500.00 🙂

Check it out here if you like’em with black rims.

Cheers!

dd

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 (edetuckracing.blogspot.com) 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:

Ian

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

Honda January 23, 2011 posted by

Honda NSR250 MC28 On O’ahu

A MC28 NSR250 at a decent price!

Bike:  Honda NSR250 MC28

Location:  Honolulu, Hawaii

Miles:  Unknown

Price:  $5,500

The details in the listing for this bike is very sparse, obviously though if you’re a two-stroke fan and living in Hawaii, you’ll give the seller a call anyway!  The bike is fitted with aftermarket bodywork and paint but looks to be in decent condition.  I haven’t seen this fairing before on a NSR, it looks to be a combination of Tyga bodywork with a YZF750 headlight, if anyone has any information on what it is please share.  Most the MC28’s we’ve seen have been priced well above this bike’s asking price of $5.5k so it’s worth a look–especially if you’re living on one of the islands!  See the previous MC28’s here.  See this bike on Craigslist here.

AG