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Honda May 28, 2010 posted by

1990 Honda RC30 in mint condition

1990 Honda RC30

**Update 6.13.10 – This bike is back on ebay

**Update 6.7.10 – This bike did not sell and didn’t receive any bids. The motorcycling world has truly hit rock bottom! But, the upside is now I may be able to afford one of these someday. 🙂

Location: Topsham, Vermont
Price: $24,000 B.I.N. (and that my friends is a no haggle deal!)
Mileage: 15,485

RC30 for sale

Forwarded to us by Jon, the owner, is his wonderfully preserved RC30. Since no one can tell a bikes history like the owner, I’ll let Jon tell you about his RC30.

This particular RC30 remains completely unmolested. It still has its distinctive 18″ rear wheel. Even the front brake rotors with the factory cuts are the originals (extremely hard to find). In the keyed compartment behind the seat rest is the original Honda canvas rolled toolkit. The original manual still exists. The bike has not been painted, nor does it show any sign of crash or “fall over” damage. The tell-tale sign of HRC original body work is using one’s fingers to feel the roll of the lip of the hand-laid fiberglass. That lip is present everywhere, as is the seemingly impossible-to-be-that-thin wall of the fiberglass panels. This is not an RC30 which has ever seen the ground.

An all original RC30 is indeed hard to come by. For me personally, “all original” is a million times better than “period correct modifications” any day of the week. We had one posted a few weeks back and the bidding stalled out at $21,100 and it was equally original with almost the exact same mileage. I’m not sure if it’s the down market or what, but to see a RC30 stall at $21,100 was a bit odd for me. If I had the extra $24,000 this one would not be going live today 🙂

Check out the Honda RC30 promotional video



Sport Bikes For Sale April 20, 2010 posted by

1984 Yamaha RZV500R In California

Available in California is a RZV500R; the lightweight, domestic market, version of the RZ500.  Located in Salinas, California is a 1984 Yamaha RZV500R with no mileage listed.  This bike has no paperwork and lacks any in depth description other than that it “…is near showroom condition.”

The RZV bested the standard RZ with an aluminum frame,  different forks, aluminum clip-ons and some other additional items bringing the weight down to 20lbs under a stock RZ.  However, everything wasn’t rosy with the motor also de-tuned for the Japanese market and limited to only 64hp.  The asking price for this example is $9,995: Putting it solidly in the middle of what we’ve seen for standard RZs.  However, this bike would be one very special two stroke if you could remove the limiter (new exhaust perhaps) and find the title for it, then I’d expect to see the asking price moving with a strong upward trend depending on mileage. See this bike on Craigslist here.


Update: This posting is pretty outdated. Check out some of these current listings on eBay for bikes and parts right now!

[AffomaticEbay]Yamaha RZ[/AffomaticEbay]

Honda April 19, 2010 posted by

Honda RVF400R Track Bike In Colorado

This is a seriously modified RVF400R finished in Rossi Repsol colors.  Located in Aspen, Colorado is a Honda RVF400R that is set up for race use but does look to have lights even though it isn’t titled.  It would probably be best to let the seller explain this bike:


This motorcycle was built from the ground up to be the fastest, lightest, best handling RVF400 in the USA. Purchased as a Japenese import from GPC Moto in Sacremento, CA in Fall 2003, this bike was completely stripped down and rebuilt by BRG Racing (also in CA). In a colaberative effort by BRG Racing, RLR Motorsports of England, and Jack Silverman Racing of Aspen, this bike took two race seasons and a total of six years to perfect.

-One of only three HRC Labratories Factory motors in the US. Purchased new in crate from Jack Silverman Racing, proffesionally broken in at BRG Racing, then tuned using many trade secrets and custom go-fast bits from RLR Motorsorts. ALL ENGINE INTERNALS HAVE BEEN CRYOGENICALLY FROZEN FOR DURABILITY.
-This bike was used as the prototype to develope the first and only reliable 1mm overbore kit for the RVF, which added 8hp and noticable torque.
-With over $50,000 invested, there is way too much to list, so please e-mail with questions and picture requests.


Now, this bike does sound to have some serious kit in it that I have no knowledge of so I’m not in a position to comment.  However, I can confirm that when you start making one off race parts the bill ads up quickly so it isn’t a surprise that the seller claims to have so much into this bike.  Sadly, the bike isn’t titled.  The asking price of $12,500 is  far higher than we’ve seen any RVF at but, again, this bike includes some very serious aftermarket parts and a substantial spares package.  If this project interests you, see this very beautiful RVF on Craigslist here.


Honda February 23, 2010 posted by

1990 Honda RC30 VFR 750R #31 of 300

1990 Honda RC30 VFR 750RR for sale on the Orange County CL and located in Huntington Beach, CA.

Update: This bike has been sold

With an asking price of $12,500.00 this one will not be around very long so don’t delay if you’re in the market. RC 30’s have been well documented on our site and have been a long time favorite for most of us on RSBFS. Although not a perfect example like the ones we’ve posted in the past, this one has plenty of potential and the price certainly reflects the minor issues. One of the major pluses with this particular bike is that it still owned by the original purchaser and he has the original parts that will go with the bike. It currently has 14,344 on the clock and has been sitting for about 1 1/2 to 2 years so it will need a little TLC. Some of the pictures show where the aluminum has started to oxidize and it will need to be polished to bring it back to life, but that shouldn’t be a deterant to anyone interested in this bike as it has a whole lot of positive things to offer.

Have a look:

Quotes from the listing:

1990 Honda RC30/VFR750RR. #31 of 300 in the US. Liquid-cooled, 90-degree V-4 engine with: Titanium connecting rods, 2-ring racing pistons, gear-driven overhead cams with 4 valves per cylinder, magnesium rocker and side covers, close-ratio 6-speed transmission. Twin-spar aluminum frame with single-sided swing arm. Hand-laid fiberglass bodywork and aluminum gas tank. Aeroquip braided steel brake and clutch lines. Muzzy stainless steel header. Dyno-jet carburetor kit

This RC does sport an aftermarket exhaust, but as stated the owner does still have the original so this one could be put back to 100% original if so desired. For me with 14,000 miles it wouldn’t have to be a garage queen. Because for the price your going to pay, to park this one in the garage, riding it a few times a month isn’t going to hurt your wallet one bit. I’ve talked to the owner several times and he was super helpful and answered all of my questions. We don’t make it a habit to call sellers of RSBFS before making a post, but I had a genuine interest in this bike, but in the end decided it was too much for me to chew on at this point and time. So should you be interested in a low priced piece of Honda HRC history give Gene a shout and listen to what he has to say about his RC. And as you can imagine, he’s had a lot of interest already so don’t delay!



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!

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Honda February 14, 2010 posted by

1995 RVF 400 for sale

1995 RVF 400 with 6,900 miles on the clock located in Gilbert, AZ and submitted to us by Gary – the owner of this beautiful machine. It seems likes it pouring RVF 400’s these past few weeks on, but hey, I’m not complaining one bit. I love these things and if I had an extra $7,800.00 bucks this one would be sitting in my basement. The 1994-96 RVF’s are my personal favorite and this one is especially striking with the Tyga tail section and exhaust. In the email to RSBFS Gary sounded a little reluctant to let this one go and who can blame him? We’ve had race only RVF’s, super sweet street RVF’s and Gary’s is right there with the best of the latest bunch. Priced at $7,800.00 it probably won’t be around too long so if you have the itch to get one of these I wouldn’t scratch too long.

Have a look and don’t drool on the keyboard..

1995 Honda RVF400 (RR) NC35
400cc V-Four
Tyga Performance tail and subframe (installed)
Tyga Performance Full Exhaust
Stock tail and subframe
Pit Bull rear stand
wired for Battery Tender
11,000 km (approx 6900 miles)
Alabama Title
Located in GIlbert, AZ

For sale is my very rare 1995 RVF400RR, the most desirable of the Japanese exotic 400cc and 250cc race replica sport bikes. This bike is powered by the greatest motor configuration ever built, a V4 16 valve double overhead gear driven cam engine.

An amazing conversation starter and attention getter, this RVF400 is in excellent condition. It runs great, handles great and sounds awesome. Since it’s import by the previous owner, the bike has seen little road use and has been stored indoors. It has never been raced or tracked and to my knowledge, has never been dropped or crashed. This bike has always been well maintained including a recent brake bleeding and a new battery installed. Also included is a Honda RVF400 illustrated parts book. I would like to mention it has a few minor paint chips and small scratches indicative of a 15 year old motorcycle. Additional photos are available, serious inquiries only. $7800

Video’s of Gary’s bike:

Start up and idle.

Drive by:


To make this one even sweeter it does currently have an Alabama title. And if you’re not a Honda guy a little bird told me that there was another small cc bike headed our way. Stay tuned…..

Does anyone have the number for that trucking company? I need to get a quote and quick.

View this RVF 400 here



Honda November 2, 2008 posted by

Shopping Abroad for NC30 Honda VFR400’s

I shouldn’t say shopping, I was actually just casually browsing my Google Alerts and a couple of sharp looking NC30 VFR400’s came up on Craigslist. Unfortunately they’re both overseas. But they’re so good looking that I was curious to see what current exchange rates would equate to.

First up is this NC30 Honda VFR400 For Sale in County Durham, UK. Listed on Craigslist for £1795 (~$2900 today):

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

Honda VFR400 NC30, excellent example of a classic, J-reg, low milage at 16500miles. Sounds amazing, starts first time.

The second VFR400 is located in Yokohama, Japan and is listed on Craigslist for ¥200,000 (~$2000!):

quote from seller’s Craigslist listing:

Honda VFR 400 V4, 19 months shaken, new tyre, battery, excellent condition 14,000 km only. Regrettable sale due to baby. Also come with race pipe.

They both look pretty nice, but the black and red one is so sharp it’d by my pick; especially at two grand! How much do you think it would cost to ship a bike like this from Japan or the U.K.? Of course these wouldn’t be legal for road use, but I’ve posted plenty of bikes on this blog that should fall into the same category and many feature titles and registration.

I’d be curious to hear your thoughts on value, cost of transportation, and if it’d be worth the trouble! Please join our conversation and leave a comment!