1992 Honda VFR400 NC30


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Starts At: June 18, 2024 12:00 pm PDT

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Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 1992 Honda VFR400 NC30. Additional photos 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.

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: NC301053293. The seller purchased the bike two years ago from a private party out of South Africa through an Iconic sale.

During his ownership the seller has covered approximately 250 miles. The odometer shows 35,172 kilometers (21,855 miles).

The seller states, “Rebuilt coolant system – clean and service water pump, radiator, center coolant pipe, etc. Rebuilt all calipers and both master cylinders. Cleaned and rebuilt the carburetors, valve adjustment completed (Hot Cams shim), rebuilt forks, replaced air filter, rebuilt rear seat locking mechanism, rebuilt choke lever, rebuilt tail light harness, oil and filter change, reinforced seat tabs. Could use a 520 chain conversion.” The seller has provided the following list:

New insulators
Lite Tek carb rebuild kit.
New HEL Performance stainless steel brake lines.
New throttle, clutch, and choke cables.
New Samco silicone coolant hoses.
Complete cooling system rebuild using genuine Honda parts.
Shorai Li Battery
90* valves stems from Japan
Honda radiator cap
Rick Oliver Parts:
-New fork upgrade and seal kit.
-Front and rear caliper pistons and seals.
-Head bearings.
-Brake light switch.
-MC rebuild kit front and rear.

Tinted windscreen.

Showa front forks.

Subframe powder coated black chrome.

Battery tender lead.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Shinko tires with date codes of 2723 and 3523.

The sale includes two keys.

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

Currently located in Morro Bay, California this Honda is offered on a clean California title with registration current through November 2024.

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