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!)
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