No Reserve – 1998 Honda RVF400 NC35


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Sold on December 27, 2023


Please Note: It has come to our attention that the mileage on the odometer is not accurate. We are ending the listing and looking into the history, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

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: NC351102362. It came to Iconic as an import from Japan.

The odometer shows 1,925 kilometers (1,196 miles).

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us change the oil, flush and fill the coolant, and replace the battery, the chain and sprockets, as well as the rear brake pads.

Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Years – Front: 1222; Rear:1622
Tire Life- Front: 90%; Rear: 80%
Tire Pressure – Front: 25PSI; Rear: 26PSI
Brake Life – Front: 80%; Rear: 100%
Suspension Leaks – Front/Rear: None
Hydraulic Fluid – Front: New; Rear: Ok <1.5 Moisture
Drive Chain Condition: New
Engine Oil – Level: Good; Quality: New
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: New
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Passing Light: Ok
Parking Light: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok Horn: Ok
Battery: New
Test Ride: 2km, bike runs as intended

• Has aftermarket mirrors
• Steel braided brake lines
• Has aftermarket turn signals
• Radiator has some dirt stuck in between
• Tank has scratches

Services Completed:
• Oil Change
• Coolant Flush and Fill
• Flush, Fill, and Bleed Brake Fluid
• Replaced Battery
• New Chain and Sprockets
• New rear brake pads

Aftermarket exhaust.

Painted wheels, aftermarket rotors.

Braided stainless steel brake lines.

Tank grips.

Aftermarket flushmount turn signals.

Aftermarket mirrors.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Sportmax Alpha 14 tires with date codes of 1222 and 1622.

The sale includes three keys.

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 Oregon 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!

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