1996 Honda RVF400 NC35

SOLD FOR: $9,844

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on April 8, 2022

Winner: ctseng15

Winning Bid: $9,200
Buyer Fee: $644
Total: $9,844

Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this Honda RVF400. Please note that it comes up as a 2001 Honda RC51. Additional photos 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 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: JH2SC45351M100199. Please note that this corresponds to a Honda RC51.

The odometer shows 31,956 kilometers (19,856 miles).

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us cleaned and sync the carbs, flush the coolant, flush the brake fluid, replace a broken shifter bolt, install a new 525 chain, install a new Yuasa battery, and install new Shinko Raven 009RR tires with date codes of 2518 and 1519.

Daniel did the work – he notes that there’s no brake switch on the rear master cylinder, some bracketry/hardware for the side cowl inserts is missing, and the horn sounds weak.

Modifications:
Tyga carbon fiber bodywork (the tank is a cover)



Tyga exhaust.

Tyga carbon fiber gauge surrounds.

Aftermarket rear sets.

Flush mount turn signals.

Battery tender lead.

Cosmetic Blemishes:



Inside of the tank:

The sale includes two keys.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean California title. Per the CA DMV website, registration fees to make it current through April 2023 are $138.

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

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1996

Make

Honda

Model

RVF400

Mileage

19,856

VIN

JH2SC45351M100199

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JH2SC45351M100199.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 34

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: ctseng15

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
ctseng15 April 8, 2022 11:00 am $9,200
ADV_MOTO April 8, 2022 10:58 am $9,100 Auto
Run78613 April 8, 2022 10:58 am $9,000
ADV_MOTO April 8, 2022 10:56 am $8,900
balyho0o April 8, 2022 10:56 am $8,800 Auto
balyho0o April 6, 2022 6:20 pm $8,550
Tentigo April 6, 2022 6:20 pm $8,500 Auto
Tentigo April 6, 2022 6:19 pm $8,400 Auto
balyho0o April 6, 2022 6:19 pm $8,300
Tentigo April 5, 2022 9:03 am $8,100 Auto
ADV_MOTO April 5, 2022 9:03 am $8,000
Tentigo April 4, 2022 8:12 pm $7,700 Reserve
balyho0o April 4, 2022 8:12 pm $7,050 Auto
balyho0o April 2, 2022 9:03 am $6,988
Kato April 2, 2022 9:03 am $6,888 Auto
Kato April 2, 2022 9:03 am $6,250 Auto
balyho0o April 2, 2022 9:03 am $6,150
Kato April 2, 2022 7:48 am $5,750
balyho0o April 2, 2022 7:48 am $5,650 Auto
balyho0o April 2, 2022 6:42 am $5,600
Mister19 April 2, 2022 6:42 am $5,500 Auto
Mister19 April 1, 2022 11:33 pm $5,000
Tcb42 April 1, 2022 11:33 pm $4,900 Auto
Tcb42 April 1, 2022 10:16 pm $2,800
Decon66 April 1, 2022 10:16 pm $2,700 Auto
Decon66 April 1, 2022 8:09 pm $2,200
balyho0o April 1, 2022 5:06 pm $2,100
Draconis33 April 1, 2022 5:06 pm $2,000 Auto
Draconis33 April 1, 2022 5:05 pm $1,600 Auto
balyho0o April 1, 2022 5:05 pm $1,500
Draconis33 April 1, 2022 4:35 pm $1,300 Auto
Tentigo April 1, 2022 4:35 pm $1,200
Draconis33 April 1, 2022 12:37 pm $1,100
myfisch April 1, 2022 10:39 am $1,000
Auction started April 1, 2022 9:36 am
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