1995 Honda RVF400 NC35

SOLD FOR: $9,095

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on January 10, 2023

Winner: Calypso

Winning Bid: $8,500
Buyer Fee: $595
Total: $9,095

Description

1/3/23 Update: We have since discovered that the bike is missing its front fairing stay.

Additional photos of this 1995 Honda RVF400 NC35 are available here for your perusal.

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 that 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: NC351005783. The seller acquired it as a project from Iconic six months ago.

The odometer shows 15,140 kilometers (9,407 miles).

Maintenance:
The seller took the bike to Moto Tecnica in East Los Angeles during the summer of 2022. Along with having the carbs rebuilt and synced, he also had the top end inspected and cleaned and the exhaust system inspected. He reports that he had the following new parts installed:
– Fluids and filters
– Front brake master cylinder, reservoir, pistons and seals, and pressure switch
– Rear brake master cylinder, reservoir, pistons and seals, and pressure switch (we found the pedal feel to be soft)
– Fork seals and oil
– Battery
– Spark plugs

He had new Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires installed with date codes of 3221 and 3821.

He notes that the bike was “set up by expert racer for a 170-pound rider with 30 pounds of gear.” Moreover, there are no mechanical issues — it “ran excellent up Glendora Mountain Road 10 times (full length) over four weekends.”

1/3/23 Update: We have since discovered that the bike is missing its front fairing stay.

Modifications:
Please note: this RVF400 does not come with its mirrors, turn signals, or a license plate bracket.

Tyga bodywork.

Full race exhaust system.

Aftermarket adjustable rearsets.

Manual radiator fan switch.

Stainless steel brake lines.

Frame sliders.

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





Inside of the tank:

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 Arizona title. Have any RVF400 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1995

Make

Honda

Model

RVF400

Mileage

9,407

VIN

NC351005783

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Arizona

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 19

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Calypso

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Calypso January 10, 2023 10:52 am $8,500 Reserve
Roval January 10, 2023 10:52 am $8,000 Auto
Roval January 10, 2023 10:51 am $7,800 Auto
bungle82 January 10, 2023 10:51 am $7,700
Roval January 4, 2023 5:50 pm $7,600 Auto
Ncaliguri January 4, 2023 5:50 pm $7,500
Roval January 4, 2023 8:18 am $7,100 Auto
Ncaliguri January 4, 2023 8:18 am $7,000
Roval January 4, 2023 7:23 am $6,600 Auto
Ncaliguri January 4, 2023 7:23 am $6,500
Roval January 4, 2023 7:21 am $6,100 Auto
Ncaliguri January 4, 2023 7:21 am $6,000
Roval January 3, 2023 5:49 pm $5,600
ballsie January 3, 2023 5:49 pm $5,500 Auto
ballsie January 3, 2023 5:49 pm $5,200 Auto
Roval January 3, 2023 5:49 pm $5,100
ballsie January 3, 2023 5:47 pm $1,100 Auto
George Perez January 3, 2023 5:47 pm $1,000
ballsie January 3, 2023 2:28 pm $1
Auction started January 3, 2023 11:00 am
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), 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

Southern California
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We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
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