1990 Honda RC30

SOLD FOR: $42,265

Out of stock

Sold on January 18, 2021


Over 100 additional photos of this beautiful RC30 are available here for your perusal. Please let us know if you require additional images of anything specific!

Your eyes do not deceive you – it’s another amazing RC30 at Iconic Motorbike Auctions! Iconic has sold 13 RC30s in the last 15 months, and we’re trying to get closer to a 1:1 ratio!

Seeing as we’ve sold so many, you’re probably familiar with the history of this legendary model and why we think it’s one of our favorite machines to ride or even just to stare at. Also known as the VFR750R, the RC30 was created so that Honda could race in the World Superbike Championship. Between 1987 and 1990, 4,782 examples were produced. Just 316 of those were originally sold in the US.

The RC30 is Iconic because Honda’s engineers went above and beyond to build a special V4 with trick parts such as titanium connecting rods, gear driven camshafts, and a slipper clutch. The 748cc DOHC V-4 engine produced 118 horsepower – not an overwhelming number, but it led to a lovely riding experience when partnered with outstanding brakes, fully-adjustable Showa suspension, a twin-spar aluminum frame, and a dry weight of just 400 pounds. Thanks to a very high gear ratio, this bike could hit 82 miles per hour in first gear!

Each RC30 was handbuilt, and public demand only increased after the RC30 became a proven champion on the racetrack, whether it was the first and second years of the World Superbike Championships or multiple TT victories at the legendary Isle of Man.

At Iconic, we feel blessed to have had so many examples of this rare machine pass through our hands. We know them well, and we recognize that this specific example (VIN: JH2RC3000LM200087) stands out due to the low mileage (5,287), low production number, cosmetic condition, and HRC exhaust.

Plus, it comes with the hard-to-find-in-good-condition factory stand!

This RC30 was recently serviced, and the work included an oil change, coolant flush, clutch fluid flush, brake fluid flush, new spark plugs, new air filter, and new tires. The sale includes the tool kit, owner’s manual, and several keys.

In the seller’s opinion, the biggest flaw is the pitting in the aluminum of the front shocks. There are also some minor chips in the paint as well as a crack in the paint towards the front of the seat. As a reminder, the seller has provided a comprehensive photo album so you can evaluate the cosmetic condition for yourself.

We keep gushing about the RC30 – here’s your chance to find out why firsthand if you don’t know already!

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Continental US:
Iconic has several private shipping partners that criss-cross the country for us. Please email transport@iconicmotorbikes.com or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to request a quote.

Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf.

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

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405. On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van. Please email transport@iconicmotorbikes.com or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to request a quote.

Please email transport@iconicmotorbikes.com or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to request a quote.

We recommend TFX

$2,000 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

$5,000 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark which includes transport as well as customs fees and duties. Please contact Shippio for an exact quote.

Australia/New Zealand:
We recommend Bikes Abroad

$3,000 for US to Australia is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact Bikes Abroad for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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