1998 Honda RVF400 NC35

SOLD FOR: $7,811

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on January 18, 2024

Winner: t**************r

Winning Bid: $7,300
Buyer Fee: $511
Total: $7,811

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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: NC351102593. It came to Iconic as an import.

The odometer shows 25,622 kilometers (15,920 miles).

In preparation for this listing the seller had us clean, service, and sync the carbs, change the oil and oil filter, and install a new battery. We also, cleaned the petcock and spark plugs, rebuilt the starter, and drained the old gas. Finally, we gave the bike a detail.

Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Year Front: 1202 (Michelin) / Rear: 1114 (Bridgestone)
Tire Life Front: 90% / Rear: 80%
Tire Press Front: 30 PSI / Rear: 30 PSI
Brake Life Front: 90% / Rear: 90%
Hydraulic: Brake Fluid Front / Rear: Has 1.5% – 3% Moisture
Oil Quality: New Level: Good
Coolant Quality: A little dark, Level: Low
Drive Chain Condition: Ok
Suspension Leaks: None
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Kill: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: New 12.2V
No test ride, bike runs as designed
• Has a set of mis-matched tires that are aged
• Has some corrosion
• Missing Left Side Rubber, Air Duct (64121-MR8-900)

Services recommended:
• Replace front and rear brake fluid
• Coolant flush and fill
• Replace tires

Aftermarket decals.

Aftermarket smoked windscreen.

Aftermarket sprocket.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin and Bridgestone tires with date codes of 1114 and 2021

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 Tennessee title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any RVF400 NC35 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information


Santa Monica, California






NC35, RVF400







Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership


Additional Charges


Total Bids Placed: 14

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: t**************r

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
t**************r January 18, 2024 2:56 pm PST $7,300 Auto
j****a January 18, 2024 2:56 pm PST $7,200
t**************r January 12, 2024 1:35 pm PST $7,100
m*******s January 12, 2024 1:12 pm PST $7,000 Reserve
t**************r January 12, 2024 1:12 pm PST $6,999 Auto
t**************r January 12, 2024 1:10 pm PST $6,600 Auto
m*******s January 12, 2024 1:10 pm PST $6,500
t**************r January 12, 2024 1:10 pm PST $6,300 Auto
m*******s January 12, 2024 1:10 pm PST $6,200
t**************r January 12, 2024 12:16 pm PST $6,100 Auto
s********o January 12, 2024 12:16 pm PST $6,000
t**************r January 12, 2024 12:12 pm PST $400
v******9 January 12, 2024 12:12 pm PST $300 Auto
v******9 January 12, 2024 11:58 am PST $1
Auction started January 11, 2024 5:39 pm PST
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Continental US:
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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.
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