1992 Honda NSR250R SP Rothmans Edition

SOLD FOR: $19,260

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Sold on July 13, 2023


Please Note: This Honda NSR250R SP sold before it was scheduled to go up on auction to an Iconic Member who saw it on our Coming Soon page. We’ve added it to the site to help you value the Iconic goodness that we sell!

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In the mid-to-late 1980s, the small-displacement race replica market in Japan was booming. Legions of bright-eyed young riders were lining up to fork over their hard-earned yen for competition-derived road-legal runners like Yamaha’s TZR250, Kawasaki’s KR-1, and Suzuki’s RGV250. Manufacturers on the island were battling it out on the race track and in showrooms in an ongoing arms race to produce the most trick race bike for the streets. In 1985, Honda launched the NS250R MC11, laying the foundation for its line of quarter-liter oil-burners that followed. The NS featured a box-section aluminum frame and swingarm, disc brakes, full GP-style bodywork inspired by Honda’s RS250R factory race bike, Honda’s Astralight rims, and a liquid-cooled, 249cc, 90-degree V-Twin engine, two-stroke engine that made 45 hp (at 9,500rpm) and utilized the ATAC (automatically-controlled torque amplification chamber) power-valve system.

Constant competition led to quick improvements in the model line, leading to the MC21 generation that was unveiled in 1990. Timing of the RC Valves were now controlled by a PGM-III ECU, it featured the iconic Gull-Arm swingarm, close-ratio gearbox, and smaller wheel diameters, which dropped from 18″ to 17″. Performance enthusiasts were glad to hear that the “SP” model made a return, differentiated by the dry clutch, adjustable suspension, and magnesium Magtek wheels.

1990 SP’s had a Cabin Cigarettes livery, 1991s were adorned with a Pentax paint job, and 1992 brought back the legendary Rothmans scheme for 1,500 units.

This example is VIN: 2BGM0609211066736. The seller purchased this example seven year ago from a private party in South Africa.

The odometer shows 13,011 kilometers (8,084 miles). The seller has put 1,864 miles on this example.

Rearsets: OEM
Levers: OEM
Grips: OEM
Seat: OEM

Motor: Stock 250cc 2T Honda Motor, rebuilt by Action Motorcycles 2020 (Danny); oil pump delete (premix 30:1 up to 50:1)
Airbox: OEM
Intake: OEM
Hoses: SAMCO 6 piece sport silicone blue kit (March 2021) with correct SAMCO clamps
Reg/Rec: Rebuilt by Regulator/Rectifier (CARMO: California/Italy) in late 2020 (was burnt out)
Harness: OEM
Gas Filler: Tyga keyless

Exhaust: Dog Fighter Ti / Carbon Fibre, ordered from Drew Mori-man Jonsen (!!)

Forks: OEM Forks housing
Internals: RaceTech Gold Cartridge Kit purchased/installed 2021, Gold Valve, 0.75KG
Triple Clamps: Tyga Top Triple Race, CNC black, TYLY-1041
Rear Shock: Nitron NTR R3 (top spec), Road and Track
Rear Spring: Sprung for 205lb rider

Front Calipers: OEM
Front Rotors: OEM
Front Pads: EBC FA197HH bought from Action Feb 2021 ($52 per caliper)
Rear Calipers: OEM
Rear Rotors: OEM
Rear Pads: OEM
SS Lines: Venhill UK front, Tyga rear, ordered Winter 2021
Master Cyl: OEM

Wheels: OEM Magtek Honda powder coated Jan 2021
Hubs: OEM
Sprockets: Tyga lightweight sprocket holder (half weight of OEM), part nr. TYLY-0043
Chain: RK new 2019
Tire: F Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 110/70 ZR 17, new 2021
Tire: R Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 150/60 ZR 17, new 2021

Paintwork: OEM, hand painted (only Rothmans logo in decal) in 2021 by Master Painter Mike Kukura BASF
Windscreen: Brand New Tyga MC21 (slight tint) windscreen, ordered Feb 2021

Tyga keyless gas cap.

Puig tank protector.

DogFightR exhaust.

Venhill steel-braided brake lines.

Tyga triple-tree. Also pictured: RaceTech Gold Catridge Kit.

Tyga lightweight sprocket holder.

Tyga tinted windscreen.

Samco Sport tubes.

Per the seller: The motorcycle has been professionally painted in 2021.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires with date codes of 1619 and 4617.

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

Currently located in Victoria, British Columbia, this Honda is offered on a clean British Columbia title. Have any NSR 250R SP stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: This Honda NSR250R SP sold before it was scheduled to go up on auction to an Iconic Member who saw it on our Coming Soon page. We’ve added it to the site to help you value the Iconic goodness that we sell!

Additional Information


Victoria, British Columbia













Title State/Country

British Columbia

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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