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Honda January 3, 2011 posted by

New Year’s Resolution: 1987 HONDA VFR 400R NC24

For Sale: 1987 HONDA VFR 400R NC24

Face it: With the New Year came a resolution to lose weight, to do more, and to be quicker on your feet. Well folks, here is your chance – drop that liter bike for a natty 400cc sports rocket and learn to do more with less!

Today’s bike comes to us courtesy of the Japanese market, where the key sportbike segment is dominated by 400cc machines. This is partially due to the fact that licensing is graduated based on displacement, making liter-class machines prohibitively expensive. The 400cc class never really caught on in the US, making most of these small middle-weights grey-market imports.

From the seller:
THIS BIKE IS IN GOOD RUNNING CONDITION SOLD AS IS $400 DEPOSIT PAYPAL BALANCE PAY MONEY ORDER , CHECK PIC LOW KILOMETER he Honda VFR400 series of motorcycles were a related series of 399 cc V4-engined motorcycles, which were essentially scaled-down versions of the larger VFR models of the day[1]. They were mainly developed for, and sold in, the Japanese domestic market, in part due to the tougher motorcycle drivers’ license restrictions in Japan at the time.

Outside of Japan, the VFR400R (NC30) was officially imported to the United Kingdom for four years, but with a price tag of £5899[2] (similar to that of the 1000 cc bikes of the time and actually more than Honda’s own VFR750F), failed to sell well. This model was also officially imported (in very limited numbers) and sold in Austria, France and Germany for a few years.

Although mainly produced for the Japanese domestic market, VFR400s have been popular as grey imports in other markets (especially so for the NC30 in the United Kingdom[3], and also for racing purposes in the United States) in the “mini” superbike segment.

VFR400 engines produce a noticeable whine when the engine is running, due to the cams being driven by straight cut gears, rather than chains or belts

While the 400cc class never really thrived in the US, these bikes are deserving of a second look. They certainly do not have the power of a larger bike, but nor are they weighed down like a larger machine. For either street or track day work, a 400cc bike can be a real joy in the right hands.

When it comes down to price, the RSBFS staff have seen these wonders cross the line around $3,500 or so on average, and I would expect something similar for this one. Given, there is some damage to the plastics and new rubber would be a must – both factors which may pull the price down somewhat. With a starting bid at $2,300, however, you really can’t go wrong at this stage. To find out more or to get in on the action, click this link and . Good luck!

MI

Honda February 15, 2010 posted by

Brand new 0 miles Honda RC45 for sale!

Brand new 0 miles Honda RC45 for sale in the UK.

Just when I thought the brand new 0 miles RC30 from Doble Motorcycles in the UK was an incredible find, they hit me with a double whammy by offering a brand new 0 miles RC45 for sale as well!

This bike has never been used. It has been in a private collection.

This is a BRAND-NEW un-registered UK example.

It comes with it’s original genuine Honda single-sided paddock stand.

Accompanied with it’s original owner’s manual and service book.
100% standard in every way. MINT, MINT, MINT!
Oh crikey: Grown men broke down in tears when this arrived in the showroom; overcome by the presence of greatness; (no not you Mr Doble). It’s an RC45. One for the museum or your private collection; it would look a treat parked in a corner of your living room! Then again; how could you resist the temptation to register and ride it. What a dilemma. This totally stunning piece of Honda racing history is up for grabs. Pawn everything if you have to: It’s an investment and you’ll want it bad!
The RC45 is the successor to the legendary RC30, but unfortunately it didn’t achieve the same level of success as the RC30.  Nevertheless, it is still an iconic bike and is on many serious collectors’ list of bikes to have.  Personally, I like the looks of the RC45 but the RC30 is more iconic with its long list of race wins.
If you are seriously considering this RC45 for your collection, then the $39,000 asking price is probably not an issue, in which case may I suggest getting the matching 0 miles RC30 as well – these two great motorcycles deserve to be together in the same collection!
phil

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Honda October 10, 2009 posted by

Uber rare Honda NR (NR750) for sale in The Netherlands

While RSBFS concerns mostly with bikes for sale in the US, for very special cases of uber-rare bikes we will make an exception, and this, boys and girls, is definitely one of them: a 1994 Honda NR for sale in the Netherlands.

Uber uber rare Honda NR (NR750) for sale

First produced in 1992, the NR (often mistakenly referred to as the NR750 – the 1987 Le Mans endurance racer) is an absolute legend with it’s GP racing derived oval piston (often amusingly referred to as ‘a can of spam’) engine, and it was the 90s equivalent of  today’s Ducati Desmosedici in terms of exoticism and price – it was the most expensive production bike of the day, retailing for $50,000 – back in 1992!  Here’s more info on Wikipedia about this truly exotic ride.

All we know about the bike from the ad is that the seller is asking 48000 Euros for it.  Hard to comment on the price as you don’t see a NR up for sale everyday, but if I had the cash, it’d be already sitting in my bedroom right by my bed!

phil