1990 Honda VFR400 NC30 Track Bike

HIGH BID: $4,150

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Additional photos of this 1990 Honda VFR400 are available here for your perusal.

Essentially a scaled-down version of Honda’s legendary RC30, the VFR400R, or NC30, was a race-bred 400cc superbike introduced in the late 1980s. A smaller and cheaper alternative to the VFR750R, the 400 still possessed the same bodywork and livery as the 750, as well as its stellar reliability and fit and finish which had become Honda hallmarks.

Powering the NC30 was a carbureted, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, V4 with gear-driven cams that gave the NC30 a unique roar. With a relatively flat torque curve and a redline of 14,500rpm, the NC30’s V4 was good for around 30 ft-lbs of torque and just shy of 60hp. Top-speed was a respectable 130mph, and with a wet weight of only 400lbs, the VFR400R’s dual front 296mm discs and four-piston calipers were more than sufficient at slowing things down.

The trick little 400 was also an early adopter of various features such as its 360-degree “big bang” firing order, TRAC (Torque Reactive Anti-dive Circuit) 41mm telescopic front-end, and ELF’s Pro-Arm single-sided swing-arm. Just like its three-quarter-liter sibling, the welterweight VFR used a competition-derived aluminum twin-spar frame. A four-into-one exhaust exited on the left side of the bike, enabling easy access to the 18” rear wheel, and the suspension’s preload and rebound were both adjustable.

The VFR400R was created for the Japanese domestic market, though it was officially sold in parts of Europe for a time, albeit in limited numbers. Produced until being phased out in ’94, the NC30 wasn’t ever sold in the US, though grey market examples have found their way to US shores.

This example is VIN: NC301058111. The seller acquired the bike from a friend one year ago.

During his ownership, the seller estimates that he has covered approximately 20 miles. However, there is no odometer; true mileage is unknown.

The seller reports that he has rebuilt the carburetors, replaced the fuel line and installed a quick disconnect, changed the rear brake fluid, and adjusted the chain.

“Epic 400cc v-four single sided swingarm beastie. Excellent motor, fuel system and trans with no issues.”

Tyga bodywork.

Tyga racing subframe

17″ rear wheel.

Tyga exhaust can.

Carbon fiber front fender.

Fox rear shock with reservoir.

Mercury West rear sets.

Swingarm brake line mod.

Tyga front fairing stay.

SSR gas cap.

AIM lap timer.

Not pictured: Shorai battery.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Racing Battlax V10 slicks that have aged out. The seller notes that they need replacement.

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

Currently located in Los Angeles, California, this Honda is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any VFR400 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information


Los Angeles, California








True Mileage Unknown




Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 16

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: Bsavoie05

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Bsavoie05 March 7, 2023 6:55 pm PST $4,150
Ncaliguri March 7, 2023 6:54 pm PST $4,050 Auto
Bsavoie05 March 7, 2023 6:54 pm PST $4,000
Ncaliguri March 3, 2023 11:07 am PST $3,600 Auto
Black959 March 3, 2023 11:07 am PST $3,500
Ncaliguri March 3, 2023 10:39 am PST $2,750
mtfaville1 March 3, 2023 10:39 am PST $2,650 Auto
mtfaville1 March 3, 2023 10:29 am PST $2,600
Ncaliguri March 3, 2023 10:29 am PST $2,500 Auto
Ncaliguri March 2, 2023 3:40 pm PST $2,100
ballsie March 2, 2023 3:40 pm PST $2,000 Auto
ballsie March 2, 2023 1:15 pm PST $1,600
Tmaples1 March 2, 2023 1:15 pm PST $1,500 Auto
Tmaples1 March 2, 2023 1:14 pm PST $1,100 Auto
ballsie March 2, 2023 1:14 pm PST $1,000
Tmaples1 March 2, 2023 1:14 pm PST $1
Auction started March 2, 2023 7:27 am PST
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