No Reserve – 1985 Honda NS400R

SOLD FOR: $9,630

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on March 11, 2021

Winner: m********6

Winning Bid: $9,000
Buyer Fee: $630
Total: $9,630
Sold on March 4, 2021

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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 (VIN: NC191001411) came out of the David Silver collection and is offered with a clean Pennsylvania title.

The odometer shows 19,520 kilometers (12,200 miles).

We acquired it out of a Mecum auction and do not have any history on this machine, though we got it up on the lift here and made it a runner. We discovered a leaking petcock, so we rebuilt that and replaced a couple of hoses. Steve also installed a new RK chain and new Bridgestone Battlax tires.

It now starts right up and the next owner will be able to ride it as is. With that said, if you plan on riding it regularly we’d recommend that you install new spark plugs and flush the fluids – our White Glove service is glad to handle that for you if desired. We’re also glad to address the paintwork if you’re looking to make it look like new again as well.

It’s mostly stock and we see a little bit of rust on the kickstand.

You’ll note by the photo of the top of the motor (under the tank), it does show some aging/patina.

As Adam points out in the video up top, the wheels could use a refinishing as well.

Here’s your chance to get one that would make for a great rider – fix it up or a bit or ride it as is. Have any NS400R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1985

Make

Honda

Model

NS400R

Mileage

12,200

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Pennsylvania

VIN

NC191001411

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 39

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: m********6

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $8,760 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
m********6 March 11, 2021 11:00 am PST $9,000 Auto
r*****1 March 11, 2021 11:00 am PST $8,900
m********6 March 11, 2021 10:59 am PST $8,700 Auto
r*****1 March 11, 2021 10:59 am PST $8,600
m********6 March 11, 2021 10:58 am PST $8,500 Auto
r*****1 March 11, 2021 10:58 am PST $8,400
m********6 March 11, 2021 10:58 am PST $8,100 Auto
r*****1 March 11, 2021 10:58 am PST $8,000
m********6 March 11, 2021 10:57 am PST $7,800 Auto
r*****1 March 11, 2021 10:57 am PST $7,700
m********6 March 11, 2021 10:55 am PST $7,200 Auto
m*********2 March 11, 2021 10:55 am PST $7,100
m********6 March 11, 2021 10:46 am PST $6,700
s***********x March 11, 2021 10:29 am PST $6,600
f*******4 March 11, 2021 8:45 am PST $6,500
s***********x March 11, 2021 8:40 am PST $6,400
f*******4 March 11, 2021 8:02 am PST $6,300
c********k March 11, 2021 8:02 am PST $6,200 Auto
c********k March 11, 2021 5:08 am PST $6,100
f*********e March 11, 2021 5:08 am PST $6,000 Auto
f*********e March 10, 2021 10:01 pm PST $5,850
s***********x March 10, 2021 9:32 pm PST $5,750
c********k March 10, 2021 9:32 pm PST $5,700 Auto
c********k March 10, 2021 7:51 pm PST $5,600
f*********e March 10, 2021 7:51 pm PST $5,500 Auto
f*********e March 10, 2021 1:28 pm PST $5,200
f*******4 March 10, 2021 12:32 pm PST $5,100
f*********e March 10, 2021 12:32 pm PST $5,000 Auto
f*********e March 10, 2021 10:49 am PST $4,900
p*****h March 10, 2021 6:48 am PST $4,800
f*********e March 10, 2021 6:48 am PST $4,700 Auto
f*********e March 9, 2021 10:59 am PST $4,600
r*c March 6, 2021 2:34 pm PST $4,500 Auto
f*********e March 6, 2021 2:34 pm PST $4,400
r*c March 4, 2021 12:58 pm PST $4,300 Auto
f*********e March 4, 2021 12:58 pm PST $4,200
r*c March 4, 2021 12:16 pm PST $4,100
f*********e March 4, 2021 12:16 pm PST $4,000 Auto
f*********e March 4, 2021 12:14 pm PST $1,000 Reserve
Auction started March 4, 2021 11:00 am PST
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