Originally published on 10.26.2009. Update 12.26.2010 Now relisted. Updated pictures and description below. -dc
Your guess is as good as mine whether or not this thing is the real deal or not. Either way it’s a pretty darn cool piece of exotica.
Here’s what the seller has to say:
This 1984 Honda NSR 250R is basically new. Never has been driven. This Bike was a Proto-type from the Honda Mfg. and a gift to Freddie Spencer. The Bike come`s with a non functional Engine, but also comes with a new Crate Engine (in a box). There is no existing Registration or Title to Transfer. I know We can get a letter from Freddie to the new Owner to verify transfer of ownership. We can also get an Autograph and a picture of Freddie with the Bike for the New Owner. I will try to answer all questions as best as I can.
If the above statement can be verified as true, this would make someone a real nice center piece in their collection. Starting bid is $10,000 and I would have to believe the reserve is quite a bit higher. If I was in the market, for this type of bike, I would be on the phone to the seller, trying to dig up all the information to verify the authenticity of this machine ASAP! This puts a whole new spin the term “Homologation”
I think I may have just eaten my words, from my last post. This could be one of the rarest of them all!
Update 12.26.2010: Here are the latest pictures from the auction listing, and note that the current listing states it is now running.
current eBay listing description:
This 1984 NS250R Honda Motorcycle looks like it just came off of the showroom floor. It`s been in and out of storage for the last 27 years. It has 86 KM on it that were put on it in the last six-months. This bike runs as good as it looks. All of the fluids were changed and the bike was completely serviced recently. This bike is a kick start bike with no starter and will kick start very easy within a few kicks when its cold. I worked at the Freddie Spencer Honda Dealership back in the early to mid 80`s and this bike sat on the showroom floor for a few years next to his World Championship Bikes. This bike was never sold in the USA new. I bought this bike from Freddie Spencer last year (09`). This bike does not have a title and never hasbeen titled. This bike was a gift to Freddie Spencer from Honda of Japan. I do have a signed bill of sale from Freddie Spencer showing transfer of ownership. I know that in some states a bike this old does not need to be titled. If you had to have a title there are several title companys that you could get a title through and would cost between $150 to $300 dollars. This bike is 100% original all the way down to the tires that are still like new with no cracks or wear. This bike rides and accelerates like no other bike you`ve ever drove. You need to do your research to understand what this bike is and what it can do. I have a spare race engine that is new in the box built by Honda Racing Company (HRC) just for this bike with Freddie Spencer in mind. I do not know the displacement of this engine, but it is new and was build for speed and performance. There is nothing wrong with the factory engine in the bike, it runs and performs like new, because it is. You would have a hard time riding this bike without going fast, its just different.