1992 Honda NR750

SOLD FOR: $125,832

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 13, 2022

Winner: Number8

Winning Bid: $117,600
Buyer Fee: $8,232
Total: $125,832

Description

Additional photos of this Honda NR750 are available here for your perusal.

The easiest way to summarize the NR is to simply say that when it was released, it was the most expensive production motorcycle the world had ever seen. But the NR is much, much more than a hefty price tag – it’s a symbol of what can happen when one of the world’s best manufacturers goes all out. Engraved on the gas tank and displayed on the rear wheel is a simple message, but it’s a bold claim from a company as large (and typically modest) as Honda: “THE RESULT OF A DECADE’S PERFECTION”.

Just 300 examples were built, and with a price tag of approximately $50,000 when it was released, the NR has only been available to a select few. The bike owes its existence to Honda’s NR (New Racing) program, which started with the NR500 Grand Prix racebike of 1979. It was Honda’s attempt to fight off two-stroke dominance while being boxed in by GP rules that limited the number of combustion chambers in an engine to four. Honda got around it by essentially creating a V-8 as each piston was oval-shaped with two connecting rods. It was insanely complicated, but the 500cc race motor was capable of putting out 130 horsepower at 20,000 rpm!

The street bike was also known as the RC40 and while it’s informally called the NR750 the correct name is simply “NR”. The street motor produces 120 horsepower at 14,000 rpm, and it was full of features that were either incredibly rare or completely novel to a production street bike: eight valves per cylinder, twin connecting rods, partial carbon fiber bodywork, digital speedometer, titanium-coated windshield, underseat exhaust, single-sided swingarm…the list goes on and on. Many of the styling cues were unobtanium to the public until Ducati came out with the gorgeous 916 a couple of years later.

Approximately 300 examples were produced worldwide, and people are still in awe about what Honda was able to bring together in a production road bike. For more examples of what made the NR ahead of its time, check out this profile on Visor Down.

This example is VIN: RC401000120.

The odometer shows 11,763 kilometers (7,309 miles).

We believe this is a Euro model as it has the larger exhaust baffles, velocity stacks, and non-restricted intake boots. However it does not have a projector headlight, so it’s possible that it was originally sold in a European country that did not allow projector headlights at the time. Before shipping it to us, the seller had the fluids flushed, a new battery installed, and new tires with date codes of 4218 and 1420 – he covered only 30 miles after that work was done.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us give it a full fluid flush again just to the bike would be fresh. He also had us clean up some minor oxidation on a few bolts.

Modifications:
Per the seller, this NR750 is completely stock.

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


Inside of the tank:

The sale includes two keys, an English owner’s manual, a Japanese owner’s manual, rear stand, cover, some tools, and two plus for the bolt in between the seat and the tank.



Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean Oregon title. Have any NR750 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1992

Make

Honda

Model

NR750

Mileage

7,309

VIN

RC401000120

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 41

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Number8

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Number8 May 13, 2022 12:01 pm $117,600 Auto
irogin May 13, 2022 12:01 pm $117,500
Number8 May 13, 2022 12:00 pm $115,100 Auto
irogin May 13, 2022 12:00 pm $115,000
Number8 May 13, 2022 11:59 am $114,000 Reserve
irogin May 13, 2022 11:59 am $112,500 Auto
irogin May 13, 2022 11:59 am $110,100
Number8 May 13, 2022 11:59 am $110,000 Auto
Number8 May 13, 2022 11:58 am $105,100
irogin May 13, 2022 11:58 am $105,000 Auto
irogin May 13, 2022 11:57 am $100,988
Number8 May 13, 2022 11:57 am $100,888 Auto
Number8 May 13, 2022 11:53 am $100,100 Auto
irogin May 13, 2022 11:53 am $100,000
Number8 May 13, 2022 11:47 am $95,100
irogin May 13, 2022 11:47 am $95,000 Auto
irogin May 13, 2022 11:47 am $93,988 Auto
Number8 May 13, 2022 11:47 am $93,888
irogin May 12, 2022 7:42 pm $92,988
Number8 May 12, 2022 7:42 pm $92,888 Auto
Number8 May 12, 2022 4:49 pm $90,100
irogin May 12, 2022 4:49 pm $90,000 Auto
irogin May 11, 2022 9:05 am $88,988
Number8 May 11, 2022 9:05 am $88,888 Auto
Number8 May 11, 2022 9:05 am $85,100 Auto
irogin May 11, 2022 9:05 am $85,000
Number8 May 11, 2022 7:50 am $80,100
irogin May 11, 2022 7:50 am $80,000 Auto
irogin May 10, 2022 5:41 pm $78,100
Number8 May 10, 2022 5:41 pm $78,000 Auto
Number8 May 10, 2022 8:14 am $75,100
irogin May 10, 2022 8:14 am $75,000 Auto
irogin May 7, 2022 6:10 pm $50,100
Retro996 May 7, 2022 6:10 pm $50,000 Auto
Retro996 May 6, 2022 9:31 pm $33,100
MRJC May 6, 2022 9:31 pm $33,000 Auto
MRJC May 6, 2022 2:22 pm $24,100 Auto
Hoylemoto May 6, 2022 2:22 pm $24,000
MRJC May 6, 2022 2:21 pm $12,100 Auto
Hoylemoto May 6, 2022 2:21 pm $12,000
MRJC May 6, 2022 12:58 pm $1,000
Auction started May 6, 2022 11:53 am
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $750 (this went up on 5/12 due to increases in gas costs) in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

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

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We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
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