1988 Honda NSR250R

SOLD FOR: $10,272

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on January 18, 2023

Winner: Rdane

Winning Bid: $9,600
Buyer Fee: $672
Total: $10,272

Description

Lights and turn signals:

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

In late 1987, Honda overhauled their existing NSR250R to create the MC18 generation. The first MC18 (aka the PGM-1) used a redesigned two-stroke 90-degree V-Twin, though it boasted the first digitally-controlled two-stroke carb setup on a production road bike — a feature only bolstered by the RC valve system.

The MC18 also got a revised pentagonal section aluminum alloy frame with a removable subframe, dual drilled floating 276mm discs bit by cast aluminum four-piston Nissin calipers (and a single 220mm disc in back), twin circular taillights, telescopic forks with preload adjustment, Pro-Link rear suspension, and six-arm aluminum alloy Enkei wheels. The MC18’s bodywork also received a minor facelift based on the 1988 season’s NSR500 GP bike. Japanese restrictions meant horsepower was still capped at 45 out of the box, though the MC18’s potential was a lot less hard to unlock. With a few simple modifications, 60hp could easily be achieved.

The NSR250R did well in showrooms, at least partially thanks to Honda’s streak of successes in 1980’s GP racing. From ’83 through ’89, Honda won more than half of the 500cc world titles and four 250cc titles in ’85, ’87, ’88, and ’89. And while the NSR250 was incredibly successful, not many have found their way to the US.

This example is VIN: MC181019523. The seller acquired the bike a few years ago from a friend.

During his ownership, the seller has covered aproximately 20 miles. The odometer shows 5,432 kilometers (3,375 miles).

Maintenance:
Per the seller: “I have a full time mechanic that works on all my bikes. Less than two weeks ago he cleaned the carbs, air filter, and spark plugs. Bike is running flawless.”

Modifications:
The seller believes this NSR250R to be completely stock.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:


Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart tires with date codes of 2612 and 2912.

The sale includes one key.

Currently located in Aventura, Florida this Honda is offered on a clean Tennessee title. Have any NRS250R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Aventura, Florida

Year

1988

Make

Honda

Model

NSR250R

Mileage

3,375

VIN

MC181019523

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Tennessee

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 50

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Rdane

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Rdane January 17, 2023 8:28 pm $9,600
sdrcp January 17, 2023 8:28 pm $9,500 Auto
sdrcp January 13, 2023 9:30 pm $9,000 Reserve
sdrcp January 13, 2023 9:30 pm $8,750 Auto
sdrcp January 13, 2023 3:08 pm $8,650
MachBikes January 12, 2023 1:37 pm $8,550
sdrcp January 12, 2023 1:37 pm $8,500 Auto
sdrcp January 12, 2023 12:50 pm $8,300 Auto
Pitras January 12, 2023 12:50 pm $8,200
sdrcp January 12, 2023 11:29 am $8,100
DolphinFarts January 12, 2023 11:29 am $8,000 Auto
DolphinFarts January 12, 2023 10:01 am $7,900 Auto
Pitras January 12, 2023 10:01 am $7,800
DolphinFarts January 12, 2023 6:32 am $7,650
sdrcp January 12, 2023 6:32 am $7,550 Auto
sdrcp January 12, 2023 6:31 am $7,100 Auto
DolphinFarts January 12, 2023 6:31 am $7,000
sdrcp January 12, 2023 5:05 am $6,350 Auto
RobinCT January 12, 2023 5:05 am $6,250
sdrcp January 12, 2023 5:05 am $6,100 Auto
RobinCT January 12, 2023 5:05 am $6,000
sdrcp January 12, 2023 5:05 am $5,900 Auto
RobinCT January 12, 2023 5:05 am $5,800
sdrcp January 11, 2023 6:53 pm $5,700
Pitras January 11, 2023 6:53 pm $5,600 Auto
Pitras January 11, 2023 6:53 pm $5,350 Auto
RobinCT January 11, 2023 6:53 pm $5,250
Pitras January 11, 2023 6:49 pm $5,150
RobinCT January 11, 2023 6:48 pm $5,050
sdrcp January 11, 2023 6:48 pm $5,000 Auto
sdrcp January 11, 2023 6:46 pm $4,100 Auto
RobinCT January 11, 2023 6:46 pm $4,000
sdrcp January 11, 2023 6:45 pm $3,850 Auto
RobinCT January 11, 2023 6:45 pm $3,750
sdrcp January 11, 2023 6:44 pm $3,300 Auto
Pitras January 11, 2023 6:44 pm $3,200
sdrcp January 11, 2023 5:59 pm $3,100
RobinCT January 11, 2023 5:59 pm $3,000 Auto
RobinCT January 11, 2023 3:49 pm $2,700
LOUDOG116 January 11, 2023 2:48 pm $2,600
RobinCT January 11, 2023 2:48 pm $2,500 Auto
RobinCT January 11, 2023 2:47 pm $2,100 Auto
LOUDOG116 January 11, 2023 2:47 pm $2,000
RobinCT January 11, 2023 2:46 pm $1,700 Auto
LOUDOG116 January 11, 2023 2:46 pm $1,600
RobinCT January 11, 2023 2:46 pm $1,400 Auto
LOUDOG116 January 11, 2023 2:46 pm $1,300
RobinCT January 11, 2023 2:37 pm $1,100
DolphinFarts January 11, 2023 2:37 pm $1,000 Auto
DolphinFarts January 11, 2023 1:39 pm $1
Auction started January 11, 2023 11:00 am
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