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Honda August 8, 2014 posted by

CA Titled: 1994 Honda VFR400R NC30


While some believe the gray market bike craze in the US was built around importing two strokes, there is a dedicated group of enthusiasts that believe it should refer to 400cc machines not ordinarily found in this country. The legendary VFR400R – baby brother to the vaunted RC30 – is one of those models. Built under the philosophy of “less is more” the NC30 offered a smaller package and less weight than a traditional middleweight; the upside was all in handling. This particular example sports a California title, which is not an easy item to obtain.

1994 Honda NC30 for sale on eBay


From the seller:
This bike was never available in the United States, however it is fully registered in california with a 11 digit VIN as a 2004model. In reality it is from 94. Don’t let the age fool you, this is an incredible late vintage motorcycle. Usually only available from the UK it’s rather well known for its niche. This gray market motorcycle is fully titled and ready to ride. There is simply nothing like the howl of this V-4’s gear driven cams in the high RPMs – where this machine was made to run.


According to the seller, this bike has had some major work done on it, including a service, paint, tires, suspension, cooling, exhaust and more. Sounds like it could be ready for some serious riding by the new owner. Located in San Francisco, this bike is looking for a new home. Prices on these models vary, and this one has a Buy It Now price of $9,000. That seems a bit steep, but the seller is open to offers. Normally a CA title raises the value of a gray market bike, as it can be registered and utilized by the new owner; regardless, prospective buyers are advised to check this out carefully. The VFR400R is a real gem in the 400cc market, and nothing looks or sounds like one. Check it out here!


CA Titled: 1994 Honda VFR400R NC30
Honda May 26, 2014 posted by

Red, White, and Blue: 1989 Honda VFR400R NC30 available in New York

1989 Honda VFR400R NC30 for sale

Here’s a great looking NC30 that is a welcomed breathe of fresh air from all the two smokers we’ve been seeing on the market this spring. This one has clearly been loved by it’s current owner as evidenced by his 2+ page description of the bike. It comes with OEM and spare bodywork, thoughtful upgrades like the VFR800 rear wheel and modified CDI, and is overall mostly stock. -dc

1989 Honda VFR400R for sale on eBay



from the seller:

Complete set of unrestored Tri Color Honda OEM body work and Original Gas Tank with all home market stickers and warning labels in place.
-Complete MotoStar ABS Tri Color Honda replica body work – OEM gas tank with professional restoration of OEM colors and stickers maybe negotiated separately, but not included with the bike.

-Upgraded CDI and de-restriction (raises rev and MPH limit)
-Ethos Half System Rear Race kit pipes combined with Front OEM header – popular upgrade / race setup in Japan at the time. Produces a smooth mid-range power delivery.
-Tyga SS exhaust can with OEM hanger (OEM passenger foot pegs in place)
-OEM forks with Rick Oliver upgraded spring kit for weight range of 180-200 pound rider – OEM springs included
-Newly Powder coated white OEM front wheel and 17” Rick Oliver rear wheel conversion – VFR750F 5 spoke rear rim with fully modified Rick Oliver Center Hub/Suspension linkage / rocker included.

-Original OEM unrestored 18” rear rim/tire and linkage parts included

-OEM rear Suspension
-COERCE` Race Rear Sets- Japanese made and an expensive `top of the range` item– these were on the bike when I bought it and there are no OEM front pegs with the bike.

-Hel Steel Braided brake lines in Blue – OEM brake lines included.
-Adjustable Shorty Billet Brake and Clutch Levers – OEM Levers included

-Brand new Sintered Racing Brake Pads installed – OEM pads included

– Brand New Dunlop Q2 tires – 17”

-OEM Directionals (blue housings) on OEM body work – Aftermarket black OEM Pattern style Included.

Original OEM passenger Pegs and Mounting brackets included.

-Original OEM rider and passenger seats in perfect condition – NO rips or excessive wear or fading.

-Fuel Tap rebuild kit and full replacement of all fuel lines with Rick Oliver OEM replacement parts.

– All Gaskets replaced 5/10/2014 along with a new battery and oil change.

-HiFlo air filter installed – OEM included. OEM Airbox is unmodified.

-Original OEM gas Cap key matched to Original Ignition included.

One OEM Key and one aftermarket Honda blank included.

-OEM Mirrors installed – Replica Originals included.

– Speedo reads in KM – NOT MPH! Converter overlay included.
-Multiple windscreens – Extra MotoStar Windscreen included – OEM windscreen installed on OEM body work with all original warning stickers in place.


Red, White, and Blue:  1989 Honda VFR400R NC30 available in New York
Honda October 21, 2013 posted by

1993 Honda VFR400R NC30 available in San Francisco


We last saw this beautiful machine available in May of 2010 when it was picked up by one of our favorite readers. Since that time, it has only covered an additional 1500 or so miles and the price is nearly the same as it was 3 years ago at $6600. We remarked then that we thought the price was a bit high but now I’d say that’s a great deal in the off season. Good luck with the sale!


1993 Honda VFR400R available on Bay Area Riders Forum

from the seller:

*CA title and registration*

Excellent mechanical condition. Looks fantastic, sounds amazing. (I call it The Screamer.)
Sweet Two Brothers SS exhaust.
All original, and never “tinkered on”.
Just tuned up, new battery.
Never down or raced. Well cared for.

27,238 km (17,000 mi)

F*cking awesome ride!

1993 Honda VFR400R NC30 available in San Francisco
Honda August 19, 2013 posted by

Instant Honda Sportbike Collection: RC30, RC45, RC51 SP1 & SP2, CBR400RR, VFR400R, CBR900RR, CB1100R and More!

Honda Superbike For Sale

Sean forwards us this spot on eBay UK for an instant Honda sportbike collection. The collection includes an RC30, RC45, RC51, CB1100R, and other signification Honda specials. If you just hit the lotto or feel like making your investment portfolio a whole lot more interesting, bid accordingly!


Honda Sportbike Collection For Sale on eBay

Honda RC45 For Sale


from the seller:

To include

CBR900 (893cc)

Most mint or near mint. Many with handbooks, toolkits, some with spares, etc. Viewing is welcome if I can please have notice to retrieve them from the secure storage facility. There will be a few revisions as I add more pictures and better descriptions over the next few days. Please contact me for further information on content before bidding.

RC30 – Excellent condition. European import – 1 previous UK owner. 30K miles. With spare new mudguard, mirror and rear brake disc. New complete toolkit and accessory toolkit, and very clean owners manual. Also has brand new OEM rear brake cylinder and cap which will give it that finished touch with the fairing off.

RC45 – Only 9000 miles. Netherlands import. I previous UK keeper. Full Akrapovic system and double bubble screen. Comes with genuine owners manual, original screen and brand new boxed OEM rear shock.

SP1 – Red. 20K miles.

SP1 – Red. 40K miles with a most incredible sevice history

SP2 – 2003 Black. 20K miles. Mint. With rear pillion cover and seat. Original sales documentation, spare key, owners manual, etc

CBR900 893 – twin headlamp Fireblade. 1993 white and purple. Excellent condition. Runs and starts perfectly. New battery. Stainless steel exhaust system with Micron can. Comes with original black silencer. Original screen, etc. still present

VF500F2 – 1985. You will struggle to find a better one anywhere. Strip and rebuild a few years ago, radiator rebuild, bearings, chain/sprockets, calliper rebuild, braded lines (original ones still present). Collector box and pipes in amazing condition. Original paintwork in beautiful condition. I MOT’d it and rode it for a short while after the rebuild and she has been in storage ever since. Comes with spare collectors, downpipes, carbs, screen, gaskets and other bits.

NC29 – Near mint. Late model, 1 previous owner, low mileage. White with flame pattern. Complete with one of the last, boxed OEM exhaust cans anywhere (about £500 when you could get them).

NC30 RR-K RC30 colours. Low mileage. Absolutely gorgeous and clean under the skin, but there is a small dent in the tank, and most of the fairings are spot on, but a couple need a little work. Fairings are included, but not shown in the photos.

NC30 RR-L Black and red. Near mint, but the wheels could do with a repaint.

CB1100RD – What a beast! Needs restoration, but is complete. Also, with a spare set of rear shocks in good condition, plus a basically new complete rear shock set and front forks, triple tree (all original, genuine RD spares) and £1000 worth of new OEM fastenings, etc. Lower fairings and spare seat cowls are available, but not shown in the photos.



Instant Honda Sportbike Collection:  RC30, RC45, RC51 SP1 & SP2, CBR400RR, VFR400R, CBR900RR, CB1100R and More!
Honda July 22, 2013 posted by

Small Collection Sale in the UK: NSR250 SE, NSR125 Repsol, 2 RGV250s, VFR400R, GSX-R 750

Due to unfortunate circumstance, these are all for sale from the same seller. They all look well loved and some are advertised as restored. Hat tip to Tyga Performance who spotted these on their Facebook page this morning.


1994 Honda NSR250 SE MC28 For Sale on eBay

1994 Honda NSR250 SE MC28 For Sale

1994 Honda NSR125 Repsol For Sale on eBay

1994 Honda NSR125 Repsol For Sale

1991 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22 For Sale on eBay

1991 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22 For Sale

1989 Honda VFR400R For Sale on eBay

1989 Honda VFR400R For Sale

1989 Suzuki RGV250 For Sale on eBay


1989 Suzuki GSX-R 750 For Sale on eBay


Small Collection Sale in the UK:  NSR250 SE, NSR125 Repsol, 2 RGV250s, VFR400R, GSX-R 750
Honda July 10, 2013 posted by

More Lightweight Fun: 1987 Honda VFR400R (NC24)

Moorhead, MN – 8,405mi – $4,000 w/Reserve


We have seen a little run of lower displacement sport bikes including a CBR400RR. VFR400R, and an uber-rare CBR250RR. I for one am perfectly okay with that, because not only are these rare here in the US, they are also awesome bikes. Truth be told, not many of us can ride a new SuperSport to its full potential, especially when not on a race track. But a 400 with 60hp on tap? That might be another story. The beauty of a VFR400R here has apparently been blessed with a 2 year restoration and a fresh paint job that mimics a different generation. I would be curious as to what the full restoration process consisted of.

From the seller:

1987 Honda NC24, VFR400 yes, it’s the real deal. Shipped from Japan to Florida and titled in Florida, I transferred the title to me (MN) licensed and insured it after a restoration that took 2 1/2 years. We’ve put about 40 miles on since the restoration, currently it has 14,028 km on it.

The bike is a Japan-only model but we settled on a European NC30 paint scheme (I think) because it just looked better. I have not bothered to add up the receipts and am scared to do so, the carb kit cost over $400 and single bolts cost as much as $30 and all parts came from Europe. EVERYTHING was gone through, repaired, restored, or replaced except we did not crack open the motor.

How rare is it? Well, try to find one. I saw one on Rare Sportbikes For Sale .Com, 5 years ago, it sold for $5K without a title. This is your chance to own an RC30, only smaller, at a fraction of the price, Honda’s first single-sided swingarm.


Clearly the seller is a fan of this website 😉 This looks like a tidy little bike an it’s probably a blast to ride. It sure looks the part with that awesome single-sided swing arm and white wheels. Mini RC30 anyone? You can check out the auction here and place your bid!


Honda July 3, 2013 posted by

Honda’s Take On a V4 400: 1989 Honda VFR400 NC30

nc left nc tank

And right on que, here is the the CBR400RR’s overbearing sibling, a really sharp looking 1989 VFR400, NC30.  I’ve never had the pleasure but I’ve been told the mechanical whine these engines produce is a symphony. 

nc left rear

This is one is far from stock and has some mileage but sounds well sorted:

There is quite a bit of money in upgrades on the bike:

17″ NSR MC28 Rear Wheel

Penske Rear Shock

Shell Livery Paint on stock bodywork (aftermarket tail cowl)

Re-valved and sorted front forks (recent service)

Rick Oliver Lower aftermarket radiator (trick)

Braided brake lines

Hi-Perform FULL exhaust system

Yamaha R6 upgraded Regulator/Rectifier

Earthing on bike has been updated and improved

NEW tapered steering head bearings (June 2013)

NEW front wheel bearings (June 2013)

Newer Chain and Sprockets

Nearly NEW Bridgestones with less than 500 miles on them!!

All in all it is a really well sorted NC30 with the 17 inch rear wheel, Penske Shock, Exhaust, re-valved front forks and larger lower radiator. It starts and runs perfect, carburates excellent and pulls clean all the way to redline. It is very quick for a 400, handles wonderfully and is a lot of fun to ride

nc right 2

Kind of liking it but still on the fence?

How about this from the seller:

 Plated with CLEAN AND CLEAR title and this bike has a correct 1989 17 digit 400cc Honda VIN complete with stamp and OEM Honda decal.

You should be able to title it in any state, even CA with the 17 digit VIN.

nc headlight

You want?  I was sold with the replica paint but I’m an easy sell.  I’m also partial to the older NC30’s lines compared to the late model NC35’s.  The seller has an auction going, as well as, a BIN of $7,500.  Is the 17 digit VIN and extra goodies enough to be in that price range? 

Be sure to check out the auction, the seller has provided a lot of high quality photos of the bike.

Here is the auction.


Honda February 11, 2013 posted by

Road legal and speed friendly Honda V4 – VFR400R NC 30 (in Germany)

For quite some years I have been invisible to speed cameras in the country where I live. Unfortunately, a few months ago it seems I lost my magic powers. I now find myself without a driving license for a few months. The reason for that was speeding on my pristine 1993 Fireblade. In many countries this side of the ocean (Europe),  it is becoming more and more difficult to enjoy the traditional Sunday blast on your beloved “rare sportbike” without bumping into troubles with the authorities because of the more frequent controls and tighter speeding rules. I am waiting for rules that would differentiate speeding between cars and motorbikes. At the moment, I feel the only one thinking that while a motorbike accelerates much faster than a car it also decelerates just as quick (it weighs only a fraction of a car and it is usually fitted with powerful brakes). Therefore if you are driving at a given speed the danger you pose to yourself and others it is not the same as if you were in a car (consider also the reduced dimensions and greater agility of movement of a bike).

Anyway to make a long story short, one solution to this problem could be acquiring a bike that is as sexy as your big 750cc, sounds just as good but actually doesn’t ride as fast…Does anything like this exist ? Yes and that’s not a CBR 600RR, but it is instead for example an exotic and yet affordable Honda NC 30. In the picture below you can appreciate how a pristine one looks like (this is available at a local dealer near where I live


If you are not a collector but still would like to have such a rare bike for the above mentioned Sunday blast, you might then be interested in the auction below:

Honda NC 30_3 Honda NC 30_1

Now, if you closely and compare the pictures, you’ll  notice as the stickers on the bottom side fairing are not right, some are missing on the rear cowl and most scary the paint on the fuel tank doesn’t seem original either. The seller advises to see the bike before purchasing and rightly so.

(translated with Google):

Hello Auctioneer my Honda VFR 400RR NC 30 has a lot of fun that I always visit good technical and optical condition Please motorcycle before commanded duty, the item is being sold by private and there is no guarantee redemption

Honda NC 30_4

Honda NC 30_3

Nevertheless, if mechanically the bike would be in order, it is well worth the current bidding price below 2000 EUR even though the minimum price has not been reached yet with a few days remaining. I reckon that a reasonable value would be in the range between 3000-3500 EUR tops.

1992 Honda NC 30 in Germany