1990 Honda RC30

SOLD FOR: $40,553

Reserve price has been met.

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Description

Click here for a CycleVIN report on this 1990 Honda RC30. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

When the new World Superbike Championship was introduced in 1988, Honda had an issue as its highly successful custom-built RVF750 factory endurance racer (not the RC45) wouldn’t be eligible to compete. So they set out to create a new top-shelf, street-legal, limited edition race bike, producing the minimum number of units required to satisfy homologation rules.

Knowing it would only have to turn out a relatively small batch of machines, Soichiro Honda wanted to use the new model to demonstrate what its factory race department was capable of. The result was a no-expense-spared race-grade legend brimming with features previously reserved for track-only machinery. Japan called it the VFR750R, but the bike we fell in love with in America was named the RC30.

At the heart of the RC30 was a liquid-cooled, 748cc, 90-degree V4 engine with four valves per cylinder, gear-driven double-overhead cams, titanium connecting rods, forged two-ring pistons, an 11.0:1 compression ratio, and a “big bang” firing order. Paired with a six-speed transmission with a trick slipper clutch, the sophisticated V4 made 118 hp at 11,000 rpm and 55 ft-lbs of torque at 9,800rpm (unrestricted). The VFR750R had a best-in-class dry weight of 396 lbs and a wet weight of 488 lbs, which was almost 10 lbs less than the game-changing Suzuki GSX-R750. The VFR had a top speed of over 150mph, and thanks to an incredibly high gear ratio, could break 80 mph in first gear.

The RC30 got fully-adjustable Showa suspension fore and aft — 43mm telescopic forks up front and a mono-shock out back. Braking duties went to a pair of fully floating 310mm discs bit by four-piston Nissin calipers in the front and a single 220m unit pinched by a dual-pot caliper in the rear. The bike’s fork sliders also allowed the front calipers to remain in place during wheel changes, a feature that, like the ELF-designed single-sided swing-arm, was born out of competition for ultra-quick pit stops.

In total, only 316 RC30s were sold in the US – and only in the 1990 model year.

Manufactured in January of 1990, this RC30 is VIN: JH2RC300XLM200209.

The seller purchased it approximately 18 months ago from a private party in Iowa. He has not covered any miles with it during that time. The odometer shows 3,732 miles.

When the seller bought it, “the guy who sold this RC30 to me put a Yoshimura exhaust on it and jetted it to work with the Yoshimura pipes. We took the Yoshimura pipes and muffler off of it and put the originals back on it but the jetting is still in place for the Yoshimura pipes. I also have the original jets that can be included with the bike if the next owner wants to change it back one way or the other.” He notes that the previous owner also replaced the chain and sprocket.

The sale will include the Yoshimura headers and exhaust, as well as the OEM chain and sprocket. Please note that if the winner elects to ship this RC30 with Haul Bikes, they will have to pay for the exhaust to be shipped separately.

The only other non-stock part is an aftermarket steering damper.

The seller states that there are no known mechanical issues. Cosmetically, he notes the following blemishes:





Please note that the sale does not include the pictured stand.

Currently located in Northbrook, Illinois, this RC30 is offered on a clean Illinois title. He is only letting it go as he just acquired the 0-mile RC30 we sold last week and he’s making room for it! Have any RC30 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Northbrook, Illinois

Year

1990

Make

Honda

Model

RC30

Mileage

3,732

VIN

JH2RC300XLM200209

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Illinois

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JH2RC300XLM200209.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 79

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Johnny

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Johnny February 26, 2021 12:04 pm $37,900 Auto
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 12:04 pm $37,800
Johnny February 26, 2021 12:03 pm $37,100 Auto
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 12:03 pm $37,000
Johnny February 26, 2021 12:03 pm $36,400
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 12:03 pm $36,300 Auto
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 12:02 pm $36,100
Johnny February 26, 2021 12:02 pm $36,000 Auto
Johnny February 26, 2021 12:01 pm $35,800 Auto
SzkiFnatc February 26, 2021 12:01 pm $35,700
Johnny February 26, 2021 12:00 pm $35,600
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 12:00 pm $35,500 Auto
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 11:59 am $35,100
Johnny February 26, 2021 11:59 am $35,000 Auto
Johnny February 26, 2021 11:58 am $34,100 Auto
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 11:58 am $34,000
Johnny February 26, 2021 11:58 am $32,500 Auto
Rsc February 26, 2021 11:58 am $32,400
Johnny February 26, 2021 11:57 am $32,300 Auto
Rsc February 26, 2021 11:57 am $32,200
Johnny February 26, 2021 11:56 am $32,100
Rsc February 26, 2021 11:56 am $32,000 Auto
Rsc February 26, 2021 11:56 am $31,300 Auto
mike581 February 26, 2021 11:56 am $31,200
Rsc February 26, 2021 11:15 am $31,100
andigessi February 26, 2021 11:15 am $31,000 Auto
andigessi February 26, 2021 11:06 am $30,600
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 11:06 am $30,500 Auto
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 11:04 am $30,300 Auto
MuscleMade February 26, 2021 11:04 am $30,200
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 11:02 am $30,100
andigessi February 26, 2021 11:02 am $30,000 Auto
andigessi February 26, 2021 11:00 am $29,300 Auto
MuscleMade February 26, 2021 11:00 am $29,200
andigessi February 26, 2021 10:19 am $29,100
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 10:19 am $29,000 Auto
Moriwaki Kawasaki February 26, 2021 10:18 am $28,100
andigessi February 26, 2021 10:18 am $28,000 Auto
andigessi February 26, 2021 9:49 am $27,100 Auto
Jan Ringnalda February 26, 2021 9:49 am $27,000
andigessi February 26, 2021 9:31 am $26,300 Auto
MuscleMade February 26, 2021 9:31 am $26,200
andigessi February 26, 2021 9:00 am $26,100 Auto
Rsc February 26, 2021 9:00 am $26,000
andigessi February 26, 2021 8:44 am $25,500 Auto
MuscleMade February 26, 2021 8:44 am $25,400
andigessi February 26, 2021 8:43 am $25,300 Auto
MuscleMade February 26, 2021 8:43 am $25,200
andigessi February 26, 2021 8:35 am $25,100
Rsc February 26, 2021 8:35 am $25,000 Auto
Rsc February 26, 2021 8:32 am $23,100
Johnny February 26, 2021 8:32 am $23,000 Auto
Johnny February 26, 2021 7:32 am $22,100
andigessi February 26, 2021 7:32 am $22,000 Auto
andigessi February 25, 2021 10:26 pm $21,100
Jan Ringnalda February 25, 2021 10:26 pm $21,000 Auto
Jan Ringnalda February 25, 2021 7:57 pm $20,600
vbchicago1 February 25, 2021 7:57 pm $20,500 Auto
vbchicago1 February 24, 2021 8:17 am $20,100
cjweiss22 February 24, 2021 8:17 am $20,000 Auto
cjweiss22 February 21, 2021 11:14 am $17,100 Auto
andigessi February 21, 2021 11:14 am $17,000
cjweiss22 February 21, 2021 11:12 am $15,100 Auto
andigessi February 21, 2021 11:12 am $15,000
cjweiss22 February 21, 2021 11:12 am $13,100 Auto
andigessi February 21, 2021 11:12 am $13,000
cjweiss22 February 21, 2021 9:29 am $12,100 Auto
JCL February 21, 2021 9:29 am $12,000
cjweiss22 February 21, 2021 9:16 am $10,100 Auto
JCL February 21, 2021 9:16 am $10,000
cjweiss22 February 20, 2021 3:05 pm $7,300 Auto
TikiJoe February 20, 2021 3:05 pm $7,200
cjweiss22 February 20, 2021 11:19 am $5,100 Auto
JCL February 20, 2021 11:19 am $5,000
cjweiss22 February 20, 2021 11:14 am $3,100 Auto
Strutz71 February 20, 2021 11:14 am $3,000
cjweiss22 February 20, 2021 10:23 am $2,600 Auto
4corsa February 20, 2021 10:23 am $2,500
cjweiss22 February 20, 2021 7:45 am $1,000
Auction started February 19, 2021 12:00 pm
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