Posts by tag: NSR250R

Honda July 7, 2015 posted by

JDM Two-Stroke: 1987 Honda NSR250R for Sale

1987 Honda NSR250R R Side FrontWhile Honda does have a well-deserved reputation for technical innovation, they sometimes seem to intentionally eschew certain formats or technologies, only to swoop in and produce world-beating bikes late in the game, as if to say, “See? Weren’t kicking your ass using a v-twin because we didn’t want to…”

The same is true of two-strokes like this NSR250R.

1987 Honda NSR250R L Side RearBack in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, the Japanese manufacturers’ lightweight sportbikes were often two-strokes like Yamaha’s RD400. Two-strokes lend themselves to this kind of bike, providing a good power-to-weight ratio and compact dimensions, along with a narrow powerband that rewards rider skill and involvement. During that same period, Honda’s small and middleweight sporting motorcycles were sophisticated overhead cam twins and even four cylinder motorcycles like their CB400. 1987 Honda NSR250R L Tank DetailBut when Honda did begin producing two-strokes, they didn’t so much dip their toe in as dive straight into the weird end, producing bikes like the MVX250F and later NSR400R that featured Honda’s advanced torque-enhancing ATAC system for their weird little V3 two-strokes. 1987 Honda NSR250R FrontThe original MC16-version NSR250R was introduced in late ’86 as an ’87 model and was most commonly available in the red-and-white color scheme seen here, although blue-and-white bikes exist as well. Designed to ape the look of Honda’s 250GP bikes, the bike used a 90° liquid-cooled 249cc v-twin with a six-speed cassette-style gearbox that made track-side gearing changes much easier for the highly-strung little sportbike. The bike used aluminum for its frame and swingarm, and weighed in at under 300lbs without fuel and oil.

1987 Honda NSR250R ClocksFrom the original eBay listing: 1987 Honda NSR250R for Sale

Just imported through US Customs this summer, this 1987 NSR250r comes with a US title ready to be transferred into your name in your state.

This NSR250 is showing just 11,146 original miles (17,937 kilometers) on the odometer so it is a clean, lower mileage bike but the sun has not been kind however as the bodywork is paint faded and the stickers, etc. faded too. A light color sanding or polishing compound will bring back the paint and plastic polish will restore the windshield so a little elbow grease will go along way with this NSR. The fairing bodywork is original and un-cracked and the seat is in good condition too. Newer tires front and back, triple drilled discs and a hidden dual seat option make for nice features on this bike. There are 2 small dings barely visible in the top of the tank (probably from a tank bag), I tried to get them to show up in the pictures but they are small so you really can’t see them. All in all a very clean used 250R, I have 5 more pictures that eBay won’t let me upload-send me your email address and I’ll get them to you.

The seller also helpfully includes a video of the bike running. 1987 Honda NSR250R Lower FairingAlthough there is stunning performance potential in the NSR250R, many of these have been imported originally from Japan, meaning they would have initially been limited to 45hp. This one comes most recently from Canada, but it might be worth a quick email to the seller to verify that it’s been de-restricted. 1987 Honda NSR250R R Side RearAs the seller mentions, this one needs a bit of cosmetic work to really make shine, although “that’ll buff out” seems a bit cliché… Bidding is just north of $2,000 with the reserve met, with five days left on the auction, so this might be a good chance to pick up a nice, running NSR for a relatively low price, and then spend a bit of time getting the cosmetics up to snuff. Or just ride it!

-tad

1987 Honda NSR250R L Side Front

JDM Two-Stroke: 1987 Honda NSR250R for Sale
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

1990 Honda NSR250R with Repsol Livery
Sport Bikes For Sale October 25, 2014 posted by

South African Smoker: 1996 Honda NSR 250 SE MC28

1996 Honda NSR250R R Side Front

The NSR250R was the road-legal version of Honda’s NSR250 race bike, and includes the requisite lighting, mirrors, and speedometer/warning lights generally required for use on the street. Detuned for road use, the 250 two-stroke v-twin produced about 45hp, but could easily be de-restricted for significantly improved power. With as much as 60hp pushing a sub 300lb, typically featherweight stroker sportbike, these are not learner bikes and pack razor’s-edge handling and power delivery no one weaned on sporty, small-displacement four-strokes is likely ready to handle, and include some very high-end features like that sexy single-sided swingarm and an aluminum beam frame.

1996 Honda NSR250R R Side Rear

With a crackling, popping exhaust that sounds evil and crude at idle and just plain evil at full-chat, two-stroke sportbikes like this require commitment to access their relatively narrow band of performance, especially on the road, and their addictive high-strung manners make them favorites of budding racers and wannabe track heroes the world over, and their motorsports legacy makes them the favorite of race fans and collectors.

1996 Honda NSR250R Tools

Often, these show up on RSBFS in race-replica livery like the classic “Rothman’s” blue, white, red, and gold or the more familiar “Repsol” colors. This particular example is decked out in very period jagged and garish Honda paint that may make some feel nostalgic and others vaguely nauseous…

From the very sparse original eBay listing: 1996 Honda NSR 250SE MC28 for Sale in South Africa

Standard original condition. Collectors item.
Shipping can either be arranged by seller or buyer depending on the buyers preference. 

With three days left on the listing and no takers as yet at the $8,500 Buy-It-Now price, it might behoove the seller to include more information and some additional pictures if he/she decides to relist it. While this looks to be complete, it’s hard to tell from the description if it’s a runner or not. Depending on how this shakes out in terms of price, this might be a great, useable example of the breed

As it’s coming in from Cape Town, South Africa, make sure you check with local laws before bidding if you plan to register it for road use. Otherwise, put that road-equipment in a box in your garage and hit the track!

-tad

1996 Honda NSR250R R Side

South African Smoker: 1996 Honda NSR 250 SE MC28
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

1990 Honda NSR250SP  for sale

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!
Honda September 5, 2014 posted by

Titled Two-Stroke! 1987 Honda NSR250R for Sale

The first year of Honda’s long-running two-stroke race-replica series, this NSR250R looks to be in very good, unrestored shape and has a valid title and is currently road-registered!

The NSR250R was powered by an ever-so-slightly undersquare 249cc, liquid-cooled two-stroke v-twin. It was fed by a pair of carburetors and featured Hondas ATAC torque-boosting system to plump up the little 90° twin’s midrange. Power went to the rear wheel through a cassette-type six-speed gearbox designed for faster gearing changes trackside, although it obviously makes transmission jobs easier for road riders…

1987 Honda NSR250 L Side

Unlike many small-displacement motorcycles, these are seriously high-performance machines, with modified versions capable of making well north of 50hp. Styled to closely resemble the successful RS250RF race bikes they featured an aluminum twin-spar frame, triple-disc brakes, and all the mass-centralization and weight-reduction tricks found on larger sports motorcycles.

1987 Honda NSR250 R Detail

From the original eBay listing: 1987 Honda NSR250 for Sale

This is a rare Honda NSR250R MC16 in excellent, original condition. I have owned this bike for 13yrs. It is a grey market motorcycle currently titled and registered in Colorado, USA.

It has all original undamaged body work and body stickers. The engine is a V twin, watercooled 2stroke with oil injection. The bike has only 6385km. (3950miles). Everything works as it should. It is fast and fun to ride. 

The rear tire and battery are near new. I rebuilt the master cylinder and installed a new original fuel petcock. The bike has never had an accident or damage. Included is a factory parts book and CD.

1987 Honda NSR250 Front

Titled two-strokes are very desirable things around these parts. They were never that common in the US in the first place, and emissions laws killed them off sooner here than over in Europe and Japan, where two-strokes were both more popular and road legal for longer.

1987 Honda NSR250 Tank

1987 was the first year of this little race-rep and red was the most often-seen color, although the bike was also available in less common blue or white. Asking price is $5,200 although the reserve has not yet been met and bidding is only up to about $2,900 as I write this. I realize that five grand buys a whole lot of motorcycle these days, but for something so cool, nimble and collectable, it seems a small price to pay.

-tad

1987 Honda NSR250 R Fairing

Titled Two-Stroke! 1987 Honda NSR250R for Sale
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
Aprilia July 19, 2013 posted by

Month in Review: June 2013 Sales Report

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Welcome back to our latest sales report, where savvy buyers and sellers keep an eye on market values. We blogged a record 60 bikes in June and readers purchased 14 bikes in total.

Lowest sale price: $2900
Highest sale price: $19800

Congratulations to June’s buyers and sellers!

dc

Let’s get it started with this 1996 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 that had a buy-it-now of $3600 and sold after one relist for $2950.

1996 Suzuki GSX-R 1100


This Yamaha YZR500 replica build in the UK was first listed for about $22,600 but ended up selling for $20,500 after two relists.

Yamaha YZR500 replica


In Arizona this 2002 Aprilia RS250 MKII sold for a shade over $9k.

2002 Aprilia RS250


This red-headed Moto Guzzi V11 Rosso Corsa sold for a very reasonable $5500.

2003 Moto Guzzi Rosso Corsa


Here was a sharp 1997 Yamaha YZF750R that sold for a mere $3700.

1997 Yamaha YZF750R


Next is this 1987 Honda CBR600 Hurricane that sold for $3950.

1987 Honda CBR600 Hurricane


A cult favorite, this 1985 Yamaha RZ350 sold for just $5000.

1985 Yamaha RZ350


This 1982 Ducati 900 Supersport pulled in $17,100!

1982 Ducati 900SS


After being relisted once, this 1996 Bimota BB1 is going to sell for $5444.

1996 Bimota BB1


With one relist, this Yamaha FZR400 sold for $3450.

Yamaha FZR400


Combining items in a single auction almost never works, but in the case of this lot with a 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 and 1987 GSX-R50 sold for $13,100.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100


Here’s an ugly duckling that sold for just $2900.

1996 Yamaha FZR600


In the Pacific Northwest, this 1990 Honda NSR250R (MC21) sold for a mere $4825.

1990 Honda NSR250R


While not a Formula, this 1999 Laverda 750S sold for just $4550.

1999 Laverda 750S


And this nearly new 2002 Ducati 998S Bayliss sold for an astonishing $19,800!

2002 Ducati 998S Bayliss


At the other end of the spectrum, this 2001 Ducati 996 with just 1100 miles sold for $7500, which I think might be the best Ducati of the month.

2001 Ducati 996


Another 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100, and this one sold for $5400.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

Month in Review:  June 2013 Sales Report
Honda June 26, 2013 posted by

Northwest Two-Stroke: Honda NSR250R (MC21)

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

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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.

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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.
IMPORTANT!
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.

90MC21NSR_3

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!

-JS