1996 Honda RS125R NX4

SOLD FOR: $6,955

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.

Description

9-20 Update: the seller notes that this has a 2002 model engine.

Additional photos of this 1996 Honda RS125R are available here for your perusal.

There are very few bikes that get riders riled up like Honda’s RS125R. If you’re just looking at displacement, you might struggle to understand why that is. But the many fans of the little racebike tell a story of momentum, agility, and absurd levels of excitement. Want to really learn how to ride on a track? Start with the little GP bike that could.

The RS125R was the last factory Honda to compete in the 125 GP class, and from the beginning, it was an excellent privateer race bike straight off the dealership floor. They were offered for over a decade and were the launching point for most of your favorite modern racing heroes.

MSRP was $13,000, though racers at the highest levels would spend another 13 grand in mods by the time they were hitting the track. Wet weight is around 160 pounds and some riders were getting 45 horsepower out of the little two-stroke motor. Here’s a tale from Emma Franklin, Production Editor at MCN, who shares why she loves her ’98 RS125 so much:
All these factors combine to make a riding experience that’s just simply out of this world. Full throttle, sixth gear, tucked in, shut off slightly then barrel in; the RS’s lack of mass makes for corner entry and mid-corner velocities that are simply unthinkable on bigger bikes…It doesn’t matter where I’m riding it or for what reason, whether it’s testing, racing or just a trackday, it leaves me trembling for hours afterwards. I’ve been lucky enough to ride a lot of bikes, but nothing, nothing, compares to this.”

This example is VIN: JR01E0210144. The seller acquired it six years ago from Jeff Russell of Intuitive Race Products. “Unfortunately, the bike was missing the VIN tag on the frame when I purchased it. The seller was a friend of Leonard [Mellgren, the owner of Technical Sports One] so I was confident in the bike’s prior history.”

There is no odometer, so true mileage is unknown.

Maintenance:
The seller states that he has put approximately 30 track day laps on the engine since it was rebuilt. He recently had the forks rebuilt and anodized from Lee’s Cycles in San Diego. Additionally, he has had the bike dyno-tuned and jetted. The rims were straightened at Doctor John’s.

Modifications:
9-20 Update: the seller notes that this has a 2002 model engine.

Marchesini magnesium rims and anodized chrome forks.

Penske rear shock.

Carbon fiber exhaust.

Pedrosa-style aerodynamic kit with ram air and airbox.

Brembo front rotor and Vesrah front pads.

Battle Factory rearsets.

Titanium quick start nut.

HRC temperature gauge.

Extended seat.

TSO frame sliders.

Extras:
Baxley front stand.

Pit Bull rear stand.

BPS Ignition w/ quick shifter (missing maps and cable).

Replated cylinder.

VHM A crank rebuild kit.

Talon sprockets.

Shortened MotoGP-style spark plugs.

Chicken Hawk tire warmers.

VHM head and inserts.

VHM measuring tool.

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




Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax Racing V02 tires with date codes of 0816 and 0916.

Currently located in Santa Monica, California, this Honda is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any RS125 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1996

Make

Honda

Model

RS125R

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

JR01E0210144

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 32

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: motormom1

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $6,955 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
motormom1 September 23, 2022 1:56 pm $5,700
hungping September 23, 2022 1:52 pm $5,600 Auto
motormom1 September 23, 2022 1:52 pm $5,500
hungping September 23, 2022 1:47 pm $5,100 Auto
motormom1 September 23, 2022 1:47 pm $5,000
hungping September 22, 2022 6:21 pm $4,699
Notriding September 22, 2022 6:21 pm $4,599 Auto
Notriding September 22, 2022 6:20 pm $4,450 Auto
hungping September 22, 2022 6:20 pm $4,350
Notriding September 20, 2022 11:45 am $4,200
OldRon September 20, 2022 11:45 am $4,100 Auto
OldRon September 18, 2022 2:48 pm $3,600
Black959 September 18, 2022 2:48 pm $3,500 Auto
Black959 September 18, 2022 2:44 pm $3,300
OldRon September 18, 2022 2:44 pm $3,200 Auto
OldRon September 18, 2022 6:58 am $3,100
PiraRacingTeam September 18, 2022 6:58 am $3,000 Auto
PiraRacingTeam September 17, 2022 11:38 pm $2,600
OldRon September 17, 2022 11:38 pm $2,500 Auto
OldRon September 17, 2022 7:42 pm $2,100 Auto
Levn September 17, 2022 7:42 pm $2,000
OldRon September 17, 2022 7:42 pm $1,900 Auto
Levn September 17, 2022 7:42 pm $1,800
OldRon September 17, 2022 7:42 pm $1,700 Auto
Levn September 17, 2022 7:42 pm $1,600
OldRon September 17, 2022 7:41 pm $1,500 Auto
Levn September 17, 2022 7:41 pm $1,400
OldRon September 17, 2022 4:06 pm $1,300 Auto
Rothmeyer September 17, 2022 4:06 pm $1,200
OldRon September 16, 2022 7:40 pm $1,100
Levn September 16, 2022 7:40 pm $1,000 Auto
Levn September 16, 2022 1:52 pm $1
Auction started September 16, 2022 7:56 am
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