1987 Honda RC30 Race Bike

SOLD FOR: $37,878

Reserve price has been met.

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Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional photos of this Honda RC30 race bike are available here for your perusal.

We’ve sold over 35 Honda RC30s in the last 2+ years and we like to talk about how the street bike has plenty of endurance racing-inspired feature, but this example (VIN: RC301000039) is something special and will let you enjoy where RC30s are at their best – on the track.

It came to us from Japan as part of a package deal along with this Kawasaki ZX-7RR race bike. We do not have any history on this bike, however there are some decals on the tank which suggest that it may have spent time in Germany.

While it was in our possession, we took it to a track day at Laguna Seca. Steve Rapp took it out for five laps, Adam took it for three, and Olly took it for two.

Steve Rapp on this bike at Laguna Seca. Photo by Nathan May.

Adam (on Steve’s Suzuki TL1000R) chases Steve on this Honda RC30. through the Corkscrew. Photo by Nathan May.

It’s significantly faster than any other RC30 we’ve ridden, and it was even faster than Steve’s fully-built TLR down the main straight, so we know that there’s been some engine work done but we don’t know exactly what.

In preparation for the track day, Olly cleaned and synced the carbs, rebuilt the rear brake caliper, removed/inspected/adjusted the clutch, installed a battery, changed the oil/filter, and installed Pirelli Diablo Superbike slicks with date codes of 4520 and 1321.


Modifications: here are the modifications we’ve been able to identify:
HRC magnesium wheels (17″ rear).

Steering damper.

HRC full exhaust.

Moriwaki dry clutch.

Modified race subframe (possibly HRC, we can’t confirm) with custom catch can, piggyback shock.

Modified swingarm (the secondary arm has been removed), HRC rear rotor.

HRC vented full floater front rotors with spacers on the calipers to fit the rotors.

HRC oversized race main radiator

Aftermarket triple clamp.

Modified tank (no gas cap, fill hole only).

Aftermarket rearsets (possibly HRC but we can’t confirm).

HRC seat pad.

Race fairing stay which holds an OEM tachometer and HRC temperature gauge. There is no odometer, true mileage is unknown.

It has been safety wired.

Cosmetic Blemishes: there are several minor scrapes as to be expected with a track bike. Here are the most significant ones, please see the album up top for all known blemishes:






The lower fairing does not line up perfectly with the upper.

The sale includes the rear stand.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a bill of sale only. Have any RC30 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1987

Make

Honda

Model

RC30

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

RC301000039

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 30

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Stue@1776

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Stue@1776 November 4, 2021 11:59 am $35,400 Auto
fluke November 4, 2021 11:59 am $35,300
Stue@1776 November 4, 2021 11:56 am $35,188
Number8 November 4, 2021 9:28 am $35,088
fluke November 4, 2021 9:28 am $35,000 Auto
fluke November 1, 2021 10:36 am $32,170
BillyB November 1, 2021 10:36 am $32,070 Auto
BillyB October 31, 2021 12:38 pm $30,300
Motolemoto October 31, 2021 12:35 am $30,200
fluke October 31, 2021 12:35 am $30,100 Auto
fluke October 31, 2021 12:34 am $28,100 Auto
Motolemoto October 31, 2021 12:34 am $28,000
fluke October 31, 2021 12:34 am $25,400 Auto
Motolemoto October 31, 2021 12:34 am $25,300
fluke October 30, 2021 5:53 pm $25,200
Motolemoto October 29, 2021 11:13 pm $25,100
fluke October 29, 2021 11:13 pm $25,000 Auto
fluke October 29, 2021 11:12 pm $22,100 Auto
Motolemoto October 29, 2021 11:12 pm $22,000
fluke October 29, 2021 5:15 pm $20,100
RickCullenPLM October 29, 2021 5:15 pm $20,000 Auto
RickCullenPLM October 29, 2021 8:57 am $12,100
Motolemoto October 29, 2021 8:57 am $12,000 Auto
Motolemoto October 29, 2021 8:50 am $10,350 Auto
Mkdarr65 October 29, 2021 8:50 am $10,250
Motolemoto October 28, 2021 8:36 pm $10,099
MRJC October 28, 2021 8:36 pm $9,999 Auto
MRJC October 28, 2021 6:05 pm $5,100 Auto
jsmotors October 28, 2021 6:05 pm $5,000
MRJC October 28, 2021 1:07 pm $1,000
Auction started October 28, 2021 12:00 pm
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, 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.
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