1986 Honda NS400R

SOLD FOR: $16,374

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on January 7, 2022

Winner: szelinsky

Winning Bid: $15,303
Buyer Fee: $1,071
Total: $16,374

Description

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 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.”

Manufactured in October 1985, this example is VIN: JH2NC1902GM000226. The seller acquired it in January 2019 at Mecum out of the Bob Weaver collection.

The odometer shows 20,400 kilometers (12,675 miles).

In March of 2021, the seller had us recommission this bike after it had been on display for years. We cleaned the carbs, installed a new battery, installed new tires, installed a new front master cylinder, rebuilt the rear caliper, flushed and bled the brake system, replaced the steering head bearings, cleaned/lubed the throttle cable, and repaired the 2 stroke oil level sensor as it had been gummed up from sitting. Since then the seller has gone on one ride of ~50 miles. He is letting this bike go as he has another NS400R in the Rothmans livery.

Modifications:
Steel braided brake lines.

Cosmetic Blemishes:












Inside of the tank:

The sale includes one key.

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax BT46 tires with date codes of 1020 and 1620.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean Florida title. Have any NS400R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1986

Make

Honda

Model

NS400R

Mileage

12,675

VIN

JH2NC1902GM000226

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Florida

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JH2NC1902GM000226.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 45

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: szelinsky

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
szelinsky January 7, 2022 11:00 am $15,303 Auto
paidtoomuch January 7, 2022 11:00 am $15,203
szelinsky January 7, 2022 10:59 am $15,103
paidtoomuch January 7, 2022 10:59 am $15,003 Auto
paidtoomuch January 7, 2022 10:58 am $15,000
szelinsky January 7, 2022 10:58 am $14,900 Auto
szelinsky January 7, 2022 10:58 am $14,803 Auto
paidtoomuch January 7, 2022 10:58 am $14,703
szelinsky January 7, 2022 10:58 am $14,603
paidtoomuch January 7, 2022 10:55 am $14,503 Auto
szelinsky January 7, 2022 10:55 am $14,500
paidtoomuch January 7, 2022 10:42 am $14,052
szelinsky January 7, 2022 10:42 am $14,000 Auto
szelinsky January 7, 2022 10:41 am $13,602
paidtoomuch January 7, 2022 10:41 am $13,502 Auto
paidtoomuch January 7, 2022 10:19 am $13,200 Auto
szelinsky January 7, 2022 10:19 am $13,100
paidtoomuch January 7, 2022 10:19 am $12,900 Auto
szelinsky January 7, 2022 10:19 am $12,800
paidtoomuch January 7, 2022 9:29 am $12,100
Dougie9231 January 7, 2022 9:29 am $12,000 Auto
Dougie9231 January 7, 2022 9:22 am $11,995 Auto
Kena January 7, 2022 9:22 am $11,895
Dougie9231 January 7, 2022 9:17 am $11,201
paidtoomuch January 7, 2022 9:17 am $11,101 Auto
paidtoomuch January 6, 2022 9:47 am $9,850
Asbri71 January 6, 2022 9:47 am $9,750 Auto
Asbri71 January 5, 2022 3:33 pm $9,601
paidtoomuch January 5, 2022 3:33 pm $9,501 Auto
Asbri71 January 5, 2022 3:33 pm $9,500
paidtoomuch January 4, 2022 8:55 am $9,000
anastatic January 4, 2022 8:55 am $8,900 Auto
anastatic January 4, 2022 8:50 am $8,601 Auto
paidtoomuch January 4, 2022 8:50 am $8,501
anastatic January 4, 2022 8:49 am $7,601 Auto
paidtoomuch January 4, 2022 8:49 am $7,501
anastatic January 4, 2022 8:49 am $6,601 Auto
paidtoomuch January 4, 2022 8:49 am $6,501
anastatic January 4, 2022 8:49 am $5,801 Auto
paidtoomuch January 4, 2022 8:49 am $5,701
anastatic January 1, 2022 5:55 am $5,300 Auto
szelinsky January 1, 2022 5:55 am $5,200
anastatic December 31, 2021 10:17 pm $5,100
bmroby99 December 31, 2021 10:17 pm $5,000 Auto
bmroby99 December 31, 2021 8:42 pm $1,000
Auction started December 31, 2021 9:08 am
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