1987 Honda RC30

SOLD FOR: $37,450

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on January 6, 2023

Winner: MCWhiteT

Winning Bid: $35,000
Buyer Fee: $2,450
Total: $37,450

Description

Additional photos of this 1987 Honda RC30 are available here for your perusal.

We obviously love our Honda RC30s here, but this one is pretty special — even for us. Honda gave Americans access to the RC30 in 1990, and our European colleagues were able to buy it as early as 1988. However, the first 1,000 examples were exclusively offered in Japan, and what you see before you is one of those very bikes.

When the first RC30s were announced in Japan in the summer of 1987, Honda essentially used a lottery to select who would be able to buy one. The lucky few were rewarded with one of the most iconic race replicas of all time — a homologation specifically created so that Honda could compete in the new-for-1988 World Superbike Championship.

There are several features that are unique to the original 1,000 RC30s, including smaller headlights, blue turn signal housings, a 77 horsepower restriction (the Japanese limit for 750cc motorcycles at the time), and a numbered plaque on the frame which said that this bike was “For those few who can appreciate the finest Motor Sports has to offer.”


This example is VIN: RC301000654. It came to Iconic as an import from Japan.

The odometer shows 9,574 miles. The original odometer for this bike would have been in kilometers – we do not know when it was swapped. True mileage is unknown.

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean and sync the carbs, change the oil and oil filter, flush the clutch and brakes, replace the fork seals, and serviced the rear hub. We also repaired the spot welds on the exhaust and sandblasted and repainted the side stand, the radiator guard, and the water pump cover. Ollie did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 100%
Brake Life – Front/ Rear : 70%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front: Ok;  Rear: Ok;
Clutch: Ok
Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok

While the bike was in the shop, we had the rearsets, lower triple, and torque arm vapor honed. What’s more, the wheels were stripped and powder coated by M.B. Powder Coat, and the fairing upper, the front fender, the belly pan, the fuel tank, and the tail section were refinished by Matt Polosky of Colorzone Designs.



Modifications:
This RC30 appears to be completely stock.

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 Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart IV tires with date codes of 4020 and 0321.

The sale includes two keys.

The sale also includes a Honda history book.


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. Have any RC30 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1987

Make

Honda

Model

RC30

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

RC301000654

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 47

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: MCWhiteT

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
MCWhiteT January 6, 2023 10:57 am $35,000 Reserve
outobie January 6, 2023 10:57 am $24,100 Auto
outobie January 6, 2023 10:55 am $23,100
Shawnerdman January 6, 2023 10:55 am $23,000 Auto
Shawnerdman January 6, 2023 10:48 am $22,500 Auto
Mudddshark2000 January 6, 2023 10:48 am $22,400
Shawnerdman January 6, 2023 10:47 am $22,300
Mudddshark2000 January 6, 2023 10:47 am $22,200 Auto
Mudddshark2000 January 6, 2023 10:33 am $22,100
sburgman January 6, 2023 8:58 am $22,000 Auto
Mudddshark2000 January 6, 2023 8:58 am $21,900
sburgman January 6, 2023 8:58 am $21,700 Auto
outobie January 6, 2023 8:58 am $21,600
sburgman January 6, 2023 7:56 am $21,500 Auto
Mudddshark2000 January 6, 2023 7:56 am $21,400
sburgman January 6, 2023 2:08 am $21,200
Mudddshark2000 January 6, 2023 2:08 am $21,100 Auto
Mudddshark2000 January 5, 2023 7:11 pm $20,200
sdrcp January 5, 2023 6:30 pm $20,100
ballsie January 5, 2023 6:30 pm $20,000 Auto
ballsie January 5, 2023 5:50 pm $19,600 Auto
sdrcp January 5, 2023 5:50 pm $19,500
ballsie January 5, 2023 5:50 pm $18,600 Auto
sdrcp January 5, 2023 5:50 pm $18,500
ballsie January 5, 2023 9:27 am $17,600 Auto
sdrcp January 5, 2023 9:27 am $17,500
ballsie January 5, 2023 9:27 am $16,600 Auto
sdrcp January 5, 2023 9:27 am $16,500
ballsie January 5, 2023 9:26 am $15,850 Auto
sdrcp January 5, 2023 9:26 am $15,750
ballsie January 3, 2023 8:06 am $15,600
sdrcp January 3, 2023 8:06 am $15,500 Auto
sdrcp January 2, 2023 11:30 am $15,100
ballsie January 2, 2023 11:30 am $15,000 Auto
ballsie January 2, 2023 11:29 am $10,100 Auto
sdrcp January 2, 2023 11:29 am $10,000
ballsie January 1, 2023 6:54 am $8,100 Auto
a7midy January 1, 2023 6:54 am $8,000
ballsie January 1, 2023 6:54 am $7,600 Auto
a7midy January 1, 2023 6:54 am $7,500
ballsie December 31, 2022 5:08 pm $7,100 Auto
outobie December 31, 2022 5:08 pm $7,000
ballsie December 30, 2022 11:03 am $6,100 Auto
bungle82 December 30, 2022 11:03 am $6,000
ballsie December 30, 2022 11:02 am $5,100 Auto
bungle82 December 30, 2022 11:02 am $5,000
ballsie December 30, 2022 8:21 am $1
Auction started December 30, 2022 7:58 am
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