No Reserve - 1983 Honda XR350R

SOLD FOR: $951

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on October 20, 2022

Winner: JGB7

Winning Bid: $701
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $951

Description

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Honda first introduced the XR350R in 1983 as a middleweight alternative to its small displacement dirtbikes and larger thumpers. Thanks to a diet and a new semi-double cradle chrome-moly frame, the XR350 shaved 24 pounds off the prior year’s XR250. In their review, Cycle World said, “At last. A four-stroke enduro bike that can win.”

The all-new 339cc 4-stroke engine utilized Honda’s RFVC (Radial Four Valve Combustion) chamber and two carbs to produce 22 horsepower. The engine was paired with a unusual-for-the-time six-speed transmission.

Suspension duties were handled by Showa, and the gas tank held 3.2 gallons. The XR was available in just one color option: Flash Red with yellow number plates.

This example is VIN: JH2NE0109DM000235.

There is no odometer, true mileage is unknown.

This is one of Abhi’s personal bikes – here’s the short story:
I bought this bike in the middle of 2015 because I created an event called the Beater Olympics – it was all about getting people together with $500 bikes to tackle a series of events including a slow race, drag race with a Le Mans start, relay race, and motorcycle limbo:

I wanted to make sure there were enough bikes for teams to use, so I bought this and a couple of other cheap motorcycles for friends to use. After the event, I used it for a couple of other fun events like Hell on Wheels’ Halloween Hillclimb, where I raced it wearing a Prince Aladdin costume:

After that, I took it out for one weekend ride with a Bike-urious reader where it held up admirably – I took the XR as my usual dirt ride (a KTM 450XC) needed a new top end at the time:

Unfortunately, I’m lacking the time to ride dirt nowadays so the bike has been sitting for a few years and it’s time for someone else to have their fun with it.”

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, we cleaned the carbs to show that it’s a runner – please note that the carbs leak from the float bowls and the lights are not connected.

Modifications:
Answer Racing exhaust.

The seat was recovered.

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 Metzeler tires that have aged out.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean California off-highway title. Have any XR350R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1983

Make

Honda

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

JH2NE0109DM000235

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 10

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: JGB7

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
JGB7 October 20, 2022 10:53 am $701
DevonBRR October 20, 2022 10:24 am $601
Tcb42 October 20, 2022 10:24 am $555 Auto
Tcb42 October 14, 2022 12:25 pm $501 Auto
Notriding October 14, 2022 12:25 pm $401
Tcb42 October 14, 2022 9:05 am $300
Eddiemichael October 14, 2022 9:05 am $200 Auto
Eddiemichael October 13, 2022 1:53 pm $105
TopJimmy October 13, 2022 1:53 pm $5 Auto
TopJimmy October 13, 2022 11:36 am $1 Reserve
Auction started October 13, 2022 9:07 am
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