No Reserve - 1985 Honda NS400R Rothmans Project

SOLD FOR: $2,950

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Description

Additional photos of this Honda NS400R Rothmans are available here for your perusal.

In 1983, Freddie Spencer became the world’s youngest 500cc World Champion, and he did it on a Honda V3. Honda responded by releasing a 250cc production bike to commemorate the win, but it took them until 1985 to build something closer to the actual size of Freddie’s champion. That was the NS400R, and even though it gave up 100cc and plenty of power to the race bike, Honda called it a “race replica”.

The two-stroke V-3 displaced 387cc and it was good for 72 horsepower and 37 pound feet of torque, both at nearly 10,000 rpm. Oh – and the whole thing weighed less than 360 pounds. For more information on the NS400R, check out this article from Classic-Motorbikes.net.

Depending on who you talked to, the NS400R wasn’t as fast or aggressive as the 500cc race reps from Yamaha and Suzuki – but the tradeoff was that this was a confident handling bike. A review rehosted on Motorcycle Specs says “the NS is exciting and pretty near faultless.”

This example (VIN: NC19-1005619) gets bonus points as it’s a Rothmans replica. We believe (but aren’t 100% sure) that it is a 1985 model. If someone has a definitive source for VINs corresponding to model years, we’d greatly appreciate a link!

The odometer shows 10,066 kilometers (6,254 miles).

It is part of the estate sale that you’ve probably seen us mention on Instagram.

There are some scratches and corrosion throughout. Please take a look at the photo album above to determine the condition, and don’t hesitate to let us know if you need additional images.


It is not in running condition (the engine does turn over) and is being sold as-is for parts or restoration. There are a few very hard to find parts on it as it’s quite original, and our White Glove service would be glad to help the next owner if they wish to bring this NS400R back to life. Have any questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments below!

Additional Information

Year

1985

Make

Honda

Model

NS400R

Mileage

254, 6

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Private Party/Dealership

Not Applicable

VIN

NC19-1005619

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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.
  • 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.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

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We recommend TFX

$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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