1992 Honda NSR250R SP Rothmans MC21

SOLD FOR: $12,500

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.

Description

Additional photos of this Honda NSR250R SP MC21 are available here for your perusal.

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: MC211072918, Engine #: MC16E-1282910.

The odometer shows 12,666 kilometers (7,870 miles).

This bike came to us out of a collection in South Africa. The seller has a large collection of two strokes and he spent roughly two years restoring this. He’s sent us three bikes to sell – in addition to this NSR you’ll see another NSR250 and an Aprilia RS250 on the auction site soon. In preparation for the listing we installed a new battery, installed an Ohlins shock, replaced the speedometer cable, replaced the air cleaner, replaced the fork seals, media blasted the front rotors, rebuilt the calipers, adjusted the power valves/oil pump, and replaced the spark plugs. Olly did the work, he notes that the brakes are at 95% front/rear and that the coolant, oil, lights, killswitch, and horn are all OK.

Modifications:
Ohlins shock with remote preload adjuster.

The owner states that the bodywork is original but it has been repainted.

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





Inside of the tank (the tank was relined at some point in the past):

It is riding on Dunlop Roadsmart Sportmax tires from 2016.

The sale includes one key.

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 NSR250R SP stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1992

Make

Honda

Model

NSR250SP

Mileage

7,870

VIN

MC211072918

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 61

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: Savethewheels

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $12,500 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Savethewheels August 26, 2022 12:00 pm $10,200
Paulscalisi August 26, 2022 12:00 pm $10,100 Auto
Paulscalisi August 26, 2022 11:57 am $9,800
piedrf August 26, 2022 11:57 am $9,700
Ich August 26, 2022 11:57 am $9,600 Auto
Ich August 26, 2022 11:55 am $9,500 Auto
piedrf August 26, 2022 11:55 am $9,400
Ich August 26, 2022 11:51 am $9,200
piedrf August 26, 2022 11:51 am $9,100
Frankthetank August 26, 2022 11:51 am $9,000 Auto
Frankthetank August 26, 2022 11:48 am $8,900 Auto
piedrf August 26, 2022 11:48 am $8,800
Frankthetank August 26, 2022 11:48 am $8,700
piedrf August 26, 2022 11:47 am $8,600
Frankthetank August 26, 2022 11:46 am $8,500 Auto
piedrf August 26, 2022 11:46 am $8,400
Frankthetank August 26, 2022 11:45 am $8,200 Auto
piedrf August 26, 2022 11:45 am $8,100
Frankthetank August 26, 2022 11:45 am $8,000
jguidera August 26, 2022 11:26 am $7,900
Ich August 26, 2022 9:25 am $7,800
Savethewheels August 26, 2022 9:25 am $7,777 Auto
Savethewheels August 26, 2022 8:06 am $7,600 Auto
Ich August 26, 2022 8:06 am $7,500
Savethewheels August 26, 2022 4:22 am $7,100
gabiwabi August 26, 2022 4:22 am $7,000 Auto
gabiwabi August 25, 2022 11:19 pm $6,600
MxCat176 August 25, 2022 11:19 pm $6,500 Auto
MxCat176 August 25, 2022 11:18 pm $6,300 Auto
gabiwabi August 25, 2022 11:18 pm $6,200
MxCat176 August 25, 2022 2:43 pm $6,100 Auto
Sparkmatcher August 25, 2022 2:43 pm $6,000
MxCat176 August 25, 2022 6:50 am $5,800
Sparkmatcher August 25, 2022 6:50 am $5,700 Auto
Sparkmatcher August 24, 2022 6:45 pm $5,600
MxCat176 August 24, 2022 6:45 pm $5,500 Auto
MxCat176 August 24, 2022 11:36 am $5,322
SmokinFast August 24, 2022 11:36 am $5,222 Auto
SmokinFast August 23, 2022 4:10 pm $5,100
shabbabear August 23, 2022 4:10 pm $5,000 Auto
shabbabear August 23, 2022 4:10 pm $4,766 Auto
SmokinFast August 23, 2022 4:10 pm $4,666
shabbabear August 23, 2022 1:37 pm $4,300 Auto
PiraRacingTeam August 23, 2022 1:37 pm $4,200
shabbabear August 23, 2022 1:09 pm $4,100
Indra Wardana August 23, 2022 1:09 pm $4,000 Auto
Indra Wardana August 22, 2022 3:12 pm $3,400 Auto
jtrading August 22, 2022 3:12 pm $3,300
Indra Wardana August 22, 2022 1:07 pm $3,172 Auto
PiraRacingTeam August 22, 2022 1:07 pm $3,072
Indra Wardana August 21, 2022 1:28 pm $2,972 Auto
PiraRacingTeam August 21, 2022 1:28 pm $2,872
Indra Wardana August 19, 2022 5:45 pm $2,772
Compstall73 August 19, 2022 5:45 pm $2,672 Auto
Compstall73 August 19, 2022 5:45 pm $1,000 Auto
Indra Wardana August 19, 2022 5:45 pm $900
Compstall73 August 19, 2022 5:45 pm $750 Auto
Indra Wardana August 19, 2022 5:45 pm $650
Compstall73 August 19, 2022 5:45 pm $305 Auto
Indra Wardana August 19, 2022 5:45 pm $205
Compstall73 August 19, 2022 3:28 pm $1
Auction started August 19, 2022 1:18 pm
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