1994 Honda RVF400 NC35

Current bid: $4,100

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

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2024-06-18 11:50:00 2024-06-18 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 1994 Honda RVF400 NC35 Santa Monica, California - An imported NC35 that's ready to ride. https://iconicmotorbikeauctions.com/auction/1994-honda-rvf400-nc35-4/ Iconic Motorbike Auctions concierge@iconicmotorbikes.com


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In 1994, Honda introduced the RVF400, or NC35. Successor to the VFR400 (not confusing at all), the NC35 was two things: a mini-me of the legendary RC45 and one of the greatest 400s ever built. Just like its 750cc big brother, the NC35’s fit and finish was top-notch, and the model had all the trappings of a full-size superbike in a potent 400cc package.

Think about what a 400cc sportbike means nowadays – then look at what this offered over 20 years ago with the single-sided swingarm, V4 motor, endurance racer-inspired air ducts, and gear-driven cams! The NC35 made it clear that small displacement bikes didn’t have to be cheap. In addition to all the nice details above, the liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree, 399cc V4 with four-valves per cylinder, gear-driven cams, and quad 28mm carbs made just shy of 60hp at 13,000rpm. A 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 400 (still a very fun bike!) makes 45.

Never officially sold outside of the Japanese market, the RVF400 featured a V4 engine in an aluminum twin-spar frame paired with upside-down 41mm Showa forks and a monoshock out back. Dual front discs with Nissin calipers help to slow the 400 from its roughly 125 mph top speed.

This example is VIN: NC351001790. It came to Iconic as an import from Japan.

The odometer shows 41,189 kilometers (25,593 miles).

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean and sync the carbs, replace the intake manifolds, replace the air filter, wash and rebuild the front and rear calipers, change the engine oil and oil filter, flush the coolant and brake fluid, service the chain and sprockets, and replace the spark plugs. We also installed a battery tender lead and new Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires with date codes of 5022 and 2423.

Gas Tank Condition: Good
Tire Years – Front: 5022; Rear: 2423
Tire% – Front: 100%, New; Rear: 100%, New
Tire Pressure – Front: 36 PSI; Rear: 38 PSI
Brake % – Front: 45%; Rear: 40%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front: Ok, New; Hydraulic Fluid – Rear: Ok, New
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: New
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: New
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Passing Light: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Fork: Ok
Shock/s: Ok
Final Drive: Ok, New Chain + Sprockets
OCV: 12.56
Capacity: 6.0 AH
State of Health: 100%
State of Charge: 63%
Good & Recharge
Test Ride: 4.16 Miles, unit operates as designed
– Pretty poor overall condition
– Oxidation is quite bad
– LH slider slight rust
– LH mirror bracket has a crack

Aftermarket bar-ends.

Tank pad.

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes one key.

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

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean Washington title. Have any RVF400 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed:

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
t***2 June 12, 2024 8:23 am PDT $4,100
c*****n June 12, 2024 8:23 am PDT $4,000 Auto
c*****n June 11, 2024 6:40 pm PDT $3,600 Auto
b*****e June 11, 2024 6:40 pm PDT $3,500
c*****n June 11, 2024 3:36 pm PDT $1
Auction started June 11, 2024 2:05 pm PDT
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