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Honda September 24, 2018 posted by

Featured Listing: 1996 Honda RVF400R for sale in Canada

Update 9.30.2018: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to the buyer and seller! -dc

As the little brother to the legendary RC45, the 1996 Honda RVF400R in some ways got stuck playing second fiddle to the faster bike. That isn’t exactly fair treatment, though, as the screaming little gear-driven V4 had the character and handling to make a very good case for it being a world-class standalone machine.

They have had something of a resurgence lately, as people who want the thrill of a bike whose main weapon is momentum and value mid-90s Japanese build quality gobble these up on the grey market. Were it not for their rarity, they make a true case for themselves as an everyman sportbike. They’re not overly expensive, they’re reliable, and they suit new and experienced riders.

This one has an aftermarket powdercoat job on its wheels, but the bodywork is apparently all original and looks to be in good shape. The seller says it currently serves daily rider duties. It has a few easily reversed mods, and the seller is providing the original pieces should a new owner want to take it back to stock.

From the seller:

I have a Honda rvf all original body panels,it’s a daily rider.
The bike has a Tyga rear tale section on the bike right now.
Bike comes with all original parts, also has a HRC upgraded ECM
Tires are a year and a half old, brakes are one year old, it has HEL stainless steal brake lines.
Wheels are powder coded white not black.
Over all condition out of ten would be a 8.
Let me know if you need any other info.
Attached are some pictures
We are from St. Jacobs,( just outside of Waterloo) Ontario, Canada.
Asking $7,000 US or best offer.
Thanks

The asking price is in line with what we see these bikes go for, despite the fact that buyers on the southern side of the border will have to contend with importing a bike that is newer than 25 years old. With the market as hot as it seems to still be for bikes like this one, that shouldn’t be too awful a prospect.

Featured Listing: 1996 Honda RVF400R for sale in Canada
Honda April 19, 2011 posted by

1994 Honda RVF RC45 Homologation Super Bike For Sale!

1994 Honda RVF RC45 Homologation Super Bike For Sale-

Location: Anaheim, CA
Miles: 7,548
Price: $26,900 $25,900 no reserve!

Update 4.19.2011:Due to a non-paying bidder (aka scum of the earth), this RC45 is back. Links and price updated. Hopefully she finds a new home this time. -dc

Que the Angels and release the White Doves-

For me the 45 is the pinnacle of Honda Homologation Super Bikes and I’m well aware of all the debate that might ensue from the 30 guys. I know 30’s won more races, I know they have impossible to get hand laid fiberglass bodywork, Ti con rods etc… I still like the 45’s better 🙂

RSBFS.com knows a little history on this bike as it was part of the Seattle Homologation Super Bike Collection at one time. We know the current owner and we know he is sad to see it go. You’ve seen several of his bikes grace the cover RSBFS.com over the past few years. Those bikes have included a couple NSR’s and a sweet ZX-7RR

Like most collectors, pride of ownership was taken seriously with this one and you can certainly tell it by looking at the pictures. These don’t come around as often as the 30’s (flame suit on) and when they do you can usually expect the price to be in the high 20’s to low 30’s for the good one’s. The best of the best usually hit mid 30’s. The cheapest one I know of was a super low mileage salvaged title bike with carbon bodywork and it sold for 18ish(?). I think this one is priced spot on and would look great sitting next to my 94 NSR. I’m about $26,599.00 short can anyone help a brother out?

From the seller:

LOW MILES AT 7,548 AND RUNS PERFECT!!

NO ENGINE MODS HAVE BEEN DONE TO THIS BIKE AND IT HAS NEVER BEEN DOWN.

THE FOLLOWING THINGS HAVE BEEN DONE
-REAR FENDER WAS CUT FOR MORE A SPORT LOOK.
-THE TURN SIGNALS WERE ALSO REPLACED FOR MORE SLEEK LOOKING ONES. FOR THE COLLECTORS OUT THERE I HAVE THE OEM TURN SIGNALS AS WELL AS A OEM FENDER THAT IS BRAND NEW SO THE BIKE COULD BE 100% STOCK

IT HAS A VERY STOCK LOOKING TWO BROTHERS SLIP ON EXHAUST THAT MAKES THE BIKE SOUND GREAT!! I ALSO HAVE THE STOCK EXHAUST I THINK BUT NOT 100% SURE

LASTLY THE BIKE HAS THE STOCK WHEELS ON IT. FOR 1,000 MORE I WILL INCLUDE THE ULTRA LIGHT AND SWEET LOOKING MARCHESINI WHEELS (ON BIKE CURRENTLY) IF NOT I WILL PUT THE STOCK WHEELS BACK ON THE BIKE.

THIS BIKE IS TITLED AND REGISTERED IN CA UNTIL FEB 2012!! SO ITS GOOD TO GO!!

Yesterday was a good day for homologation collectors when it was published that Honda might be producing another LE Super Bike. Other than Ducati’s yearly LE offering and the 2006 Yamaha R1 LE it’s been a long, long time since we’ve seen a real Homologation offering from the Big 4. I for one would welcome the new bike and I would have to believe it would only help the value of the previous LE offerings.

If you’ve been lurking and waiting for one of these to come along now is your chance. As I mentioned before- these don’t come around that often and there aren’t that many in the first place.

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Good luck with the sale-

doug

Honda March 8, 2011 posted by

Love the RVF750R but can’t afford one? How about a RVF400 (NC35)!

1994 Honda RVF400 NC35 with 25,000 miles for sale in California.

Our reader Mike wrote in to let us know that his own 1994 Honda RVF400 is up for sale in the Bay Area (CA):

Bike is in excellent condition (still could use a tad more TLC), price is $6,750 firm. Has less than 25,000 miles on her (40,400 klm) and lots of new parts. CALIFORNIA TITLED, Current registration, Pink Slip in hand. Seen here with aftermarket fairings, stock fairings are also included, which are in 4 out of 10 condition. Bike runs great.

Now frankly I see these every day over here in Hong Kong (along with the VFR400, CBR400, ZXR400…etc.) so I’m not really up on the US market price, but searching our archives indcates the price is at the lower end of the scale. Also, none of the local RVFs are as clean and well taken care of as this one.

I think the 400cc V4 engine is an absolute jewel and gear driven cams (which critics claim gave the Aprilia RSV4 an unfair advantage last year in WSBK) really purrs like a kitten.  And everything is typical top notch Honda quality.  From a distance it’s really hard to tell the RVF400 from it’s bigger brother (well, the pillion seat pad being a dead giveaway though).  I’ll be all over this one if there weren’t so many of them on the streets here!

Click here to jump to the listing on Bay Area Riders Forum (BARF)!

ph

Honda September 4, 2010 posted by

1995 Honda RVF400rr NC35

1995 Honda RVF400rr NC35

Location: Aspen, Colorado
Price: $8,500.00 with no reserve

Thinking RVF? Maybe you should give this latest submission a look. Listed on ebay with a starting bid of $8,500.00 and no reserve in sight- A quick glance at the auction will tell you a whole lot of money has been spent on this NC. The list of distinguished upgrades include, but isn’t limted to, a HRC motor, Penske shock, Dymag wheels, various Tyga parts, Brembo master cylinder and Ferrodo rotors. All totalled, the owner states that there is $50,000 invested in this RVF. When you consider the asking price to what’s been invested this one could be the steal of a lifetime.

What does all this get you? How about 85hp out of a 400cc motor a suspension to handle it and brakes to bring it all to a sudden stop.

to jump over to the auction site for several more hi-res pix and a complete list of modifications.

Cheers!

dd

Honda July 6, 2010 posted by

1995 Honda RVF 400 NC35

RareSportBikesForSale.com is pleased to bring you a very nice collection of rare and exotic sport bikes for sale. Dan gave you a little teaser with an earlier post and the wait is over.

Make: Honda
Model: RVF400 NC35
Year: 1995
Mileage: 6,800
Price: $9,500.00 plus tax

Honda RVF400 For Sale

For anyone who doesn’t know the RVF400 NC35 is the little brother to the RVF RC45. Honda brought the goods with the NC35 in that it upgraded the forks to upside down 41mm units, fitted a 17″ rear wheel to the massive single sided swing arm and upped the carb size to 30mm. You’ll also notice a set of huge air inlet tubes coming from the front fairing. These are highly sought after, but are very rare in the states in this condition. I’ve heard a nasty rumor that there are less than 20 registered RVF400’s in the states.

I just happen to know a guy who owns one of the beauties so I leaned on him for his opinion. Here’s what he had to say out his RVF400:

“Purrrs like a kitten, reliable like all modern Honda’s, handles like a lighter and smaller RC30. Very stable and surprisingly comfortable and I’m 5’11”. Has nice power once you get going and a very smooth power curve.”

From the seller:

You are looking at the most desirable 400cc sport bike/model in the world. It is the Honda RVF400 (NC35) and a baby brother to the homologation RVF750 (RC45). If you like attention, there is no US market bike for anywhere near this price that will get you the OOOH’s and AHHHH’s. Perfect for anyone who appreciates rare bikes and even more perfect for anyone under 5’8″. Girls pay attention!
This particular bike has 11,000KM (6800 miles) It is all original and comes with no stories. It sits in my garage in FL. alongside other similar bikes. I have been collecting and trading exotics for over 18 years now and can assure anyone interested that this bike, in this condition would be very difficult to find in Japan and even more difficult to import today. For good price references please search yahoo Japan. The demand has forced the price up to an average of 800,000 to 900,000 yen. I will sell this one for US$9500.00 with a title. You will have to pay the taxes and all title related fees. Approx $400.00 total. Please feel free to call me directly at 813-655-8470

Give Ozzie a call if you’re in the market for a low mileage RVF400 NC35.

Update: Ozzie notes the following: I have three of them 1995-96 all with 10,000KM (6000miles)

dd

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Honda May 9, 2010 posted by

1991 Honda CBR400RR Titled & Registered In California

Another very nice CBR400RR has popped up in Northern California this time!  Located in Dublin, California is a titled and registered CBR400RR with no mileage listed.  This bike features a 2007 CBR1000RR front end with radial brakes, Penske rear shock, HRC ECU, and the regulator/rectifier modification.  This bike currently has the CBR front end but an RVF400 front end is also available at a different price.  The seller states that this bike is an exceptional example but, does feature some nicks and blemishes.  Service history includes:

Both front ends have recently been serviced, re-sprung and re-valved by Aftershocks. New DID x-ring chain. The tank has recently been cleaned. The carburetors have just been completely gone through by Donny Babb at Modesto Ducati. This bike runs perfect.

The asking price for the bike with the CBR1000RR front end is $6,500 and $5,500 with the RVF400R front end.  Personally, I would buy the bike with the RVF front end, save the money on the purchase and possibly upgrade to the CBR1000RR front end sometime in the future as the RVF front ends are only getting rarer and the CBR1000RR front ends are only getting cheaper.

When these CBR’s were available, they had all the features of a big CBR just in a smaller package.  They feature a DOHC, four valve per cylinder, transverse four cylinder, four stroke, producing 53hp and rev’ing to 14,500rpm.  An aluminum frame kept weight down to 163kg and they featured a Showa adjustable rear shock and flat-side carb’s .  This bike is just as exotic to us American’s as any other gray import but, features the dependability of a Honda four-stroke.  See the 1994 example Jay posted not too long ago here.  If you’re interested-and as always, you should be–see this bike on Craigslist here.

EDIT:  The bike was on Craigslist but, kept getting flagged.  The seller has posted it on BARF and it can be seen here.

AG

Honda May 7, 2010 posted by

1995 Honda RVF400R NC35 Titled & Registered In California

This is NC35 RVF400R in Southern California.  Located in Orange County, California is a 1995 Honda RVF400R which is titled and registered in California.  We’ve seen a few 1995 NC35’s out of Southern California but, I don’t believe we’ve seen this one.  The seller states that the bike has been sitting in his garage for some time and will need tires and the assumed going through of a bike that has been sitting.   The bike does come with an extra set of plastics, a spare exhaust, and a Pit Bull rear stand.  It looks to be a dust but, pretty solid and unmolested example.  The pictures of the bike in the garage look to be genuine but, it should be noted for caution that the picture of the bike outside was sourced from Wikipedia.

These NC35’s looked–and ran–the part with 41mm USD Showa forks, a 17″ rear wheel, 30mm carbs and other upgrades setting it apart from the VFR400R that preceded it.  The asking price for this bike is $5,000.  See the other NC35’s from Southern California here and here.  See the example currently for sale on Craigslist here.

AG

Honda April 25, 2010 posted by

1998 Honda RVF400 NC35 on eBay

1998 Honda RVF 400 NC 35 with a valid North Carolina title.

UPDATE: This is back on ebay with a Still a little high, but 10% cheaper than last time 🙂

It is 12(14) years removed from brand new, but it looks to be in good shape and ready to rock-n-roll. Equipped with a small V4 engine, single sided swing arm and dual headlights these were definitely not the norm back in 98. Although, they were never officially brought state side there seem to be several of them around and you can almost always find one for sale. As a matter of fact, Alex posted a race version last week that was all tricked out.

The bad news on this one is the B.I.N. price is set at $10,000.00, which is quite exorbitant. Most RVF/VFR’s that we’ve posted are in the $4,000 to $8,000 range w/ titles and streetable. Nonetheless, if you are looking for one of these give this one a look. They are still stylish and don’t look dated like some bikes from the mid 90’s.

Quotes from the listing:

This is a rare Japanese Domestic street legal race bike with a valid NC title. The bike was purchased in Japan by an American service man. He brought it back legally to the states. I have had the bike since 2003 and have used it almost exclusively on the track. It is in like new condition and pristine. Only one minor defect in an unfortunate incident on the back of my truck. Never abused and only used on a few US Desmo track days.

There are several more pictures posted on the auction site. The seller mentions an accident, but I couldn’t find any pictures that detailed it. Bike is said to have 6,000 miles on the clock, but you’d be hard pressed to tell it by looking at the pictures.

Cheers!

dd