Rare Honda RC45 race bike with Isle of Man TT race history for sale in Jersey Channel Islands.
Some (well, one mainly) of our readers commented that he is tired of seeing super low mileage Ducatis being listed and in some way I agree. My bad really, since I tend to focus on Italian bikes, so naturally Ducatis and Bimotas come up a lot. For this listing, I’ve gone out on a limb and tried to write about something other than my normal run of Italian super models – a Honda RVF750R (RC45) race bike:
HONDA RC45 RACE BIKEFULL TONY SCOTT 792CC ENGINE
VERY RARE HRC TWIN FUEL INJECTIONHRC TOTAL LOSS IGNITION AND LOOMHRC KIT EXHAUSTPFM WORLD SUPERBIKE BRAKESOHLINS WSB FORKSFACTORY SWINGING ARM AND SHOWA SHOCKDYMAG 17 IN WHEELS WITH SPARE REARSPARE FAIRING AND TAIL UNITGENUINE HONDA STAND
EX MARK JOHNS RACINGISLE OF MAN TT HISTORYTHIS BIKE IS IN RACE READY CONDITION
I don’t think the legendary RC45 needs much introduction, but would you like to freshen up your memory on its history, there’s a pretty good write up over on Faster and Faster. And here’s a video of John Kockinski riding the RC45 in 1997 (he won the WSB title that year):
The bike is listed at 22,000 GBP (approx. USD35,000). It’s always hard to put a value on race bikes, but just as a reference, RC45s have been selling upwards of low $20,000s from what I’ve seen. $35,000 is quite a bit more than that, but how do you put a value on super rare HRC parts (check out the PGM-FI controller in one of the pics – haven’t seen those before!) and IoM TT race history?
For serious collectors or those with $35,000 spare cash burning a hole in their pockets, .