1985 Honda NS400R

SOLD FOR: $7,918

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.

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Description

Additional photos of this 1985 Honda NS400R are available here for your perusal.

In 1983, Freddie Spencer became the world’s youngest 500cc World Champion, and he did it on a Honda V3. Honda responded by releasing a 250cc production bike to commemorate the win, but it took them until 1985 to build something closer to the actual size of Freddie’s champion. That was the NS400R, and even though it gave up 100cc and plenty of power to the race bike, Honda called it a “race replica”.

The two-stroke V-3 displaced 387cc and it was good for 72 horsepower and 37 pound feet of torque, both at nearly 10,000 rpm. Oh – and the whole thing weighed less than 360 pounds. For more information on the NS400R, check out this article from Classic-Motorbikes.net. Depending on who you talked to, the NS400R wasn’t as fast or aggressive as the 500cc race reps from Yamaha and Suzuki – but the tradeoff was that this was a confident handling bike. A review rehosted on Motorcycle Specs says “the NS is exciting and pretty near faultless.”

This example is VIN: NC19-1004927

The seller acquired it five years ago as a non-running project. He recently (within the last two months) brought it back to life by cleaning the carb, cleaning the tank, installed a Red-Kote tank liner, new petcock, hydraulic fluid flush, new fork seals with fork oil flush, new coolant, oil change, new chain, and new tires.

It also has new tires with date codes of 4020 and 4620.

Since then he’s covered 15 miles. The odometer shows 8,782 kilometers (5,456 miles).

The seller states that it originally had Rothmans bodywork. The OEM plastics were repainted in the last two weeks.

The sale includes three keys.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please view the photo album up top for 180+ detailed images.






Inside of the tank:

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any NS400R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Model

NS400R

Year

1985

Make

Honda

Mileage

5,456

VIN

NC19-1004927

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 31

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: beckets

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $7,918 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
beckets July 15, 2021 9:58 am $6,400 Auto
Garrison July 15, 2021 9:58 am $6,300
beckets July 15, 2021 9:18 am $6,100
NHeidel July 14, 2021 7:53 am $6,000
blade1 July 14, 2021 7:53 am $5,900 Auto
blade1 July 14, 2021 7:53 am $5,850 Auto
NHeidel July 14, 2021 7:53 am $5,750
blade1 July 14, 2021 7:53 am $5,600 Auto
NHeidel July 14, 2021 7:53 am $5,500
blade1 July 13, 2021 2:19 am $5,300
gen2VFRfn July 13, 2021 2:19 am $5,200 Auto
gen2VFRfn July 12, 2021 9:50 pm $5,100
Por944s2 July 12, 2021 9:49 pm $5,000 Auto
gen2VFRfn July 12, 2021 9:49 pm $4,900
Por944s2 July 12, 2021 8:06 am $4,746
NHeidel July 12, 2021 8:06 am $4,646 Auto
NHeidel July 12, 2021 5:45 am $4,500
Phil July 12, 2021 5:45 am $4,400 Auto
Phil July 10, 2021 7:44 pm $4,300 Auto
crownmoto July 10, 2021 7:44 pm $4,200
Phil July 10, 2021 3:56 pm $3,200
gen2VFRfn July 9, 2021 11:09 pm $3,100
gorr July 9, 2021 11:09 pm $3,000 Auto
gen2VFRfn July 9, 2021 11:09 pm $2,900
gorr July 9, 2021 11:09 pm $2,800 Auto
gen2VFRfn July 9, 2021 11:09 pm $2,700
gorr July 9, 2021 11:08 pm $2,600 Auto
gen2VFRfn July 9, 2021 11:08 pm $2,500
gorr July 9, 2021 9:00 pm $2,100 Auto
USCDOC July 9, 2021 9:00 pm $2,000
gorr July 9, 2021 10:04 am $1,000
Auction started July 8, 2021 11:19 am
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Please note:

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