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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!