Posts by tag: VFR400R

Honda February 17, 2012 posted by

400cc Long Weekend! Honda NC30 & Yamaha FZR400

Welcome to the long weekend – RSBFS style! Since long weekends are all about projects, here are a pair of 400cc collectables in need of a little loving. While not the pristine fare that normally graces our pages, these two micro rockets deserve a good home if only to remind us that bigger is not always better!

For Sale: 1996 Honda NC30 VFR400R

Here is what we usually find in the 400cc class – a rare and undeniably cool bike, but one that has passed through a few hands and received its unfair share of modifications. While most of these mods will improve handling or performance, the hit on collectability cannot be denied. Still, the NC30 is one of the most popular bikes RSBFS readers hunt for, so flaws and all here is another one to drool over.

From the seller:
HERE’S A NICE NC30 HONDA – SELLING OFF ONE OF MY FATHERS BIKES..

bike is dusty /dirty from storage, could use a good clening, but is in nice condition, ready to rip..

NOW ITS PRICED AS A LOSS..
I have a Black CA. plated 93 HONDA NC30 VFR400R, approx 8,500 miles, Extremely rare trick bike which is a identical smaller copy of the famous RC30. This bike will out handle any new production bike and is famous for its reliability and bullet proof engine, this bike is trick, it looks like a 2005 or newer bike!

Note… no front turn signals included, rear turn signals and intregrated into the tail light assembly mirrors are not mounted, but a new pair of mirrors are included, we were running a CRG billet bar end mirror, which is no longer on the bike. includes stock gas cap- gas cap and ignition keys are the same.. Tyga endurace upper and lower with single headlight on the left, Tyga RCV211 tail and rear sub frame new 520 gold chain and renthal sprockets, HRC IGNITION UNIT, Ethoes race exhaust with freshly repacked/rebuilt can( fiber glass high temp mat, stainless steel screen around the core, and stainless steel wool, which cost over $100.00 in materials, a better than factory repack which should last forever, factory jet kit, SP2 calipers and billet adapters, TYGA TRICK REAR SETS, RVF400 17″ REAR WHEEL, steel braided front lines, new sintered ft pads, new pilot powers TIRES 120/160 CT2 APPROX 400 MILES, aftermarket Sachs shock, revalved ft forks, billet blue rear wheel collar, recent tune up, NEW SPARK plugs, oil change/FILTER, valve adjustment, All fluids replaced 7-1-11, Fresh clutch plates, steels and frictions…

*******The only bad- windshield is cracked.***
CA plated, current tags
oem body is been sold off years ago,
Extras included- the oem 2nd headlight and OEM rear subframe, stock black front calipers, new rear rotor(not installed), also two rear stands one a trick chrome LP stand, the other a stout home made unit, Very nice stock type fairing kits are available on ebay for $500.00 shipped with custom paint jobs..

tires 160/60/17, ft takes a 120/70/17 tire,

stock derestricted this bike puts out 60hp, with the pipe and jet kit I am guessing around 63-65 hp, Its a strong runner and surprisingly quick for a 400cc bike! you wont find another bike on the road like this! this is the only one like it! a real head turner! incredible sounding bike, 16 valve V4 400cc, it sounds nothing like the inline four, more like a inline 4 and 2 stroke combined sound.

*******sold as is******** in nice condition
this bike is ready to go , professionally tuned, no carb issues. battery tender pigtail installed, tender not included, engine fires right up.. engine on these should be choked until operating temp is reached, then its ready to go. no flat spots in the power band, fully adjustable suspension, this bike is bad ass… hate to see it leave..

This bike is available now, and has a BIN price of $4,500. This is not the first time we have seen this bike on eBay, but the good news is that the price is coming down with subsequent auctions. It is always hard to pull modification dollars out of a collectable bike; stock will always bring the highest price for the most part. This bike is priced a little high for the condition, but if you are intersted it wouldn’t hurt to contact the seller. Click the link to jump over and see!

For Sale: 1988 FZR 400

This is yet another variation on the 400cc theme. Instead of a hot-rodded streetbike, this particular example is a track day hero. If you are looking for that perfect balance between weight and performance for the track, this might be the right way to go for you. The FZR400 is well known and loved as a tracker, and this particular one might be priced right for the task!

From the seller:
Good running hard to find Race bike. Fully serviced and carbs just rebuilt. Aftermarket parts include: Front Fairing, sides and Tank cover are Brand new old stock Fiberglass. Motor Side covers are aftermarket extra thick for racing (have rash), Steering Damper, Fox aftermarket rear shock with air adjust, Aftermarket Bars, Forks have been worked over internally with adjustable tops, Modified High-exit pipe. Steel front brake lines. Carbs are fully jetted. Bike is wired throughout for track use. Unfortunately the rear seat is AWOL. Tires are in great shape. Operational Tach and aftermarket coolant display.. The harness is complete and uncut. Bike could be put back on the road if desired.

This particular bike is being offered for a BIN of $3,000 OBO. This is very realistic money for a great track bike, and also a fair price for something worth restoring. You don’t need to be reminded that it will cost many times the purchase price of the bike to bring it back to perfect, stock condition, but it is at least priced well for what it is. For more info and details on this little Fizzer, click the link and jump over to the auction.

Good luck to buyers and sellers and enjoy the weekend!

MI

Honda November 19, 2011 posted by

A sporty little number – 1988 Honda VFR400R

Almost missed this auction for a 1988 VFR400R. The bike cosmetically could be a bit better but just imagine how much fun you could have on this little beauty. This was designated the NC24 as the second generation of the bike which was the first Honda to a Pro-Arm singled sided swing arm which went on to become a trademark of the VFR range of bikes.  The singled sided arm was an ELF design who were experimenting with single sided arms for both front and rear suspension.

The owner doesn’t share a great deal so I would suggest a careful look over the bike:

has a few minor scrapes in the plastic but overall in good shape,,  comes with a additional upper fairing & seat cowl..  bike does everything it was designed to do.   turn the key go.   pick it up if your down for the holidays  or  i can work with your shipper.   will have some additional pics in a day or two.    not perfect but nice considering the age ( cosmetically speaking).   mechanically very good!!   not sure of the yea,,. i will have to take a look at the title when i get home     thanks..
18500 km on the odometer

You can find the eBay auction here

No one has bid on this bike yet and so you may perhaps pick it up relatively cheaply but you should inspect it as the V4 engine can be complex and potentially expensive if it hasn’t been looked after.  Could be some fun though!  No bids and starting at $3250, hmmm….

AS

Honda April 23, 2011 posted by

Petite VFR: 1993 Honda VFR400R NC30

For Sale: 1993 Honda VFR400R NC30

Update 4.23.2011: This bike has been relisted. Link updated. -dc

Next to 250cc two strokes (NSRs, Gammas and the like), the 400cc four stroke class has got to be one of the most popular import entries on RSBFS. And what’s not to like? Decent power, stratospheric redlines and fantastic handling all wrapped up in mini-GP bodywork – coupled with decent exclusivity. In short, these are what gray-market import bikes are all about.

Today’s bike, a ’93 VFR400R, has not apparently had life on easy street. Unlike many of the 400s we see on these pages that are pampered and fawned over, this particular VFR was the victim of trackdays and road rash. The seller has made no attempt to hide the damage, and the bike is still quite presentable despite its unfortunate history.

From the seller:
you just can’t imagine the sorrow i feel writing this.this is most likely the last NC30 i will ever have had the privilege to own. i’ve owned several over the years and i swore that i’d never sell this last one.unfortunately that time is here.

the bike-
almost a tragedy really.i don’t have any history on it. previous owner should have used an old EX250 to get his trackday jollys but choose a VERY nice original 1993 model NC30 and crashed it during said trackday.
new bodywork, or china knock or even a respray to me were out of the question.i think i patched it up pretty good.
subframe is not and was not bent. the upper fairing/ windscreen bracket was tweaked a bit but it’s back to perfect or so…
approaching from 15 feet out you’d hafta start looking to see the flaws. once up on it of course. there they are.
having said all that-
this is a fine example of an iconic motorcycle.

buy it. ride it. look closely- bid often.
godihatethis.

So the good, the bad and the downright ugly are out in the open. Still, this *is* a VFR400R, which continues to be a desireable import model, right? As stated earlier, this is a popular class of bike on RSBFS, as evidenced by this post HERE, or HERE, or HERE, or HERE, or HERE!

If you peruse those earlier posts, you will find some bikes in fantastic condition and others in not so fantastic condition. You will also find a price range that is downright reasonable for a cutting-edge sportbike these days. Which brings us to the brass tacks on today’s offering: This auction has a starting price of $3,000 with reserve on. Given the condition of the bike, I predict that the auction starting price and the auction ending price will be close together, and so it all comes down to how high the seller has set the reserve.

Check it out yourself by and jumping over to the auction. And after you see all of the details, let us know what you think. Good luck!

MI

Honda March 6, 2011 posted by

Honda VFR 400 NC24 For Sale!

1987 Honda VFR 400 NC24 For Sale-

Location: Butler, PA
Mileage: 14,300
Price: $2,500.00- reserve not met at time of writing
Titled: YES!

VERY RARE,HARD TO FIND VFR 400.EXCELLENT CONDITION!!!! PAINT AND PLASTIC ARE ALL ORGINAL AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION NO CRACKS OR BROKEN TABS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.BIKE IS COMPLETELY STOCK NO MODS AND IS IN COLLECTORS OR MUSEUM CONDITION.TIRES ARE OEM SIZE AND BRAND NEW.TANK IS EXCELLENT ON INSIDE.PRO AM FACTORY SUSPENSION.BIKE HAS A VALID PA TITLE AND PLATE.SPEEDO READING IS IN KILOMETERS AND MILES WOULD BE ABOUT14300.HAS NOT BEEN RIDEN FOR SEVERAL YEARS SO IT WILL NEED A BATTERY BUT WAS TOP SHELF WHEN I PARKED IT.AS FAR AS I KNOW NEEDS NOTHING EXCEPT PROBALY FRESH GAS,TANK IS FULL AND HAS STABELIZER IN IT SO I WOULD PROBALLY DRAIN IT AND REPLACE WITH FRESH GAS.

And there you have it straight from the owner- If you’re interested, the seller has his phone number listed on the auction.

Cheers!

Doug

Exclusive July 6, 2010 posted by

1992 Honda VFR400R NC30 For Sale

When I first saw an NC30 in this red/black color combo earlier this year, I thought it was stunning. Unbelievable we get a second chance to feature this great looking bike in these colors!

Part of the collection for sale from Ozzie, this bike appears to be every bit as well looked after as the others. As a sucker for dual round lamps, this one does it for me on a number of levels. The 400 puts out 60hp and spins all the way to 14.5k, all the while evoking sensations and emotions that remind you it’s connected to it’s bigger brother, the RC30, and Honda’s racing pedigree.

quote from the seller:

This is a VFR400 (NC30) considered a baby brother to the VFR750R (RC30) Homologation model. This is prime example of a clean bike with just 10k miles. This bike came just before the RVF400 (NC35) and shares most of its features including the engine. It came is a variety of colors of which this black and red was the most desirable. This bike is all/mostly original with 15,000KM (9300miles) (has a red passenger seat) I also have a dual (stacked) Kevlar exhaust system that came of a race bike I had several years ago. Would be available with or without this exhaust. Exhaust is no longer available in Japan and had a value of $1800.00. Will sell bike as pictured for $7200.00 plus tax and title fees approx $400.00. The race exhaust is $600.00

813-655-8470
Ozzie

As you can tell by now, I agree with Ozzie that the black and red is the best looking!

Good luck with the sale Ozzie, and thank you supporting us a featured listing for your collection!

dc

Honda May 5, 2010 posted by

1992 Honda VFR400R NC30 Titled & Registered In California

This is a fantastic looking VFR400R in California!  Located in San Francisco, California is a 1992 Honda VFR400R NC30 with 15,500 miles.  The seller states that this bike has never been down or raced, is in excellent mechanical and very good cosmetic condition.  The bike features Two-Brothers SS exhaust with a carbon silencer with a jet kit to match–the rear stand shown is also included.  The asking price of $6,500 is a bit higher than what we’ve been seeing but, this one does look to be in above average condition and, I wouldn’t call this outrageous at all heading into summer.  See a listing of the NC30’s we’ve seen here.

These VFR400R’s are some of the lightest wight and best handling four strokes you can buy on the used market.  They go around corners like any bike should, are lightweight like a bike should be, and look like an RC30–which a bike should.  We’ve seen these 400cc bikes pretty regularly but, if one pops up in your area you should absolutely go down and take a look at it and, unfortunately for your other bikes, you’ll probably come back with it!  See the for sale ad with extra-large photos here.  See the for sale thread on BayAreaRidersForum here.

AG

Honda April 7, 2010 posted by

1990 Honda VFR400R NC30 In California

Here is a VFR400R located in California!  Located in San Mateo, California is a 1990 Honda VFR400R.  The seller states that this bike has been “…brought up to EPA and DOT standards.”  At a cost of $8,000.  However, registration hasn’t been renewed since 2007.  It should be known that, in California, you’re required to pay all back licensing fees when registration is finally renewed; that means by, you, the buyer should you choose to keep it in California.  For being a 1990, this bike has a different headlight and tail piece.  Does anyone know the reasoning for that–certain market pieces?  The bike also features a non-stock paint scheme.  The asking price is $5,000; which is higher than we’ve seen for California titled NC30’s but, it would be interesting to know if this bike is completely legal without any loopholes or grandfathering in it’s past.  See this bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Honda March 20, 2010 posted by

Honda VFR400R NC30 In California For $3,700

This looks to be a very nice NC30 at a very good price!  Located in Azusa, California is a Honda VFR400R with no year or miles listed.  This ad is quite sparse and only lists that this has new tires and runs like new.  I’m going to assume that this is titled as it looks to have a plate on it but the ad doesn’t state if it is or not.  The asking price of $3,700 is very good–if it is titled.  These little VFR’s have outstanding handling because of their lightweight and can be loads of fun for cheap.  See the bike on Craigslist here.

AG