1985 Honda NS400R

HIGH BID: $13,800

Reserve price has not been met.

This auction has ended.

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Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this
1985 Honda NS400R. Additional photos 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: NC192000501. The seller acquired it ten years ago from a private party in Southern California.

Since then, he’s covered 50 miles on it. The odometer shows 23,806 kilometers (14,792 miles).

The seller notes that it features “original bodywork and paint and it starts on the first kick. The bike looks nearly new with the bodywork removed, with none of the corrosion and rust typical of bikes imported from Japan.”

Modifications:
Toomey exhaust.

The oil injection system was removed but it is included in the sale.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
Very shallow (1/8″ deep by 1″ wide) dent in left side of fuel tank.”

The chain guard is missing.

One chrome fairing mount screw is missing (front on the left side between the upper and lower fairings).

During his ownership, the seller replaced the float valves and changed the oil. He states that there are no known mechanical issues.

Currently located in Red Lodge, Montana, this Honda is offered on a clean Montana title.

The seller is letting it go as he’s downsizing his collection – he recently sold an Aprilia RS125 through Iconic as well. Have any NS400R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Red Lodge, Montana

Year

1985

Make

Honda

Model

NS400R

Mileage

14,792

VIN

NC192000501

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Montana

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 32

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: VintageNut

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
VintageNut September 14, 2021 12:00 pm $13,800 Auto
chippydontplay September 14, 2021 12:00 pm $13,700
VintageNut September 14, 2021 11:59 am $13,600 Auto
chippydontplay September 14, 2021 11:59 am $13,500
VintageNut September 14, 2021 11:59 am $13,350 Auto
chippydontplay September 14, 2021 11:59 am $13,250
VintageNut September 14, 2021 11:59 am $13,101 Auto
chippydontplay September 14, 2021 11:59 am $13,001
VintageNut September 14, 2021 11:58 am $12,101 Auto
chippydontplay September 14, 2021 11:58 am $12,001
VintageNut September 14, 2021 11:58 am $11,101 Auto
chippydontplay September 14, 2021 11:58 am $11,001
VintageNut September 14, 2021 11:57 am $10,099 Auto
chippydontplay September 14, 2021 11:57 am $9,999
VintageNut September 11, 2021 9:08 pm $9,100
metralla66 September 11, 2021 9:08 pm $9,000 Auto
metralla66 September 9, 2021 9:55 am $6,100
gosh September 9, 2021 9:55 am $6,000 Auto
gosh September 9, 2021 8:45 am $4,600 Auto
Black959 September 9, 2021 8:45 am $4,500
gosh September 9, 2021 8:40 am $3,750
Black959 September 9, 2021 8:40 am $3,650 Auto
Black959 September 9, 2021 7:55 am $3,600
NHeidel September 9, 2021 7:55 am $3,500 Auto
NHeidel September 9, 2021 7:53 am $2,750
Black959 September 9, 2021 7:53 am $2,650 Auto
Black959 September 9, 2021 7:18 am $2,600
Zoomie September 9, 2021 7:18 am $2,500 Auto
Zoomie September 8, 2021 7:52 pm $1,600
NHeidel September 8, 2021 7:52 pm $1,500 Auto
NHeidel September 8, 2021 7:24 am $1,100
Himel September 7, 2021 7:38 pm $1,000
Auction started September 7, 2021 11:00 am
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

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We recommend TFX

$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Europe and Asia:
We recommend Shippio

$1,500 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark, please contact Shippio for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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