No Reserve – 1986 Honda NSR250R MC16 Project

SOLD FOR: $4,066

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on July 25, 2023

Winner: f*************0

Winning Bid: $3,800
Buyer Fee: $266
Total: $4,066

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Description

Please Note: This bike runs, but it will need work (detailed in the Maintenance section) to be a rider.

 

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In the mid-to-late 1980s, the small-displacement race replica market in Japan was booming. Legions of bright-eyed young riders were lining up to fork over their hard-earned yen for competition-derived road-legal runners like Yamaha’s TZR250, Kawasaki’s KR-1, and Suzuki’s RGV250. Manufacturers on the island were battling it out on the race track and in showrooms in an ongoing arms race to produce the most trick race bike for the streets.

In 1985, Honda launched the NS250R MC11, laying the foundation for its line of quarter-liter oil-burners that followed. The NS featured a box-section aluminum frame and swingarm, disc brakes, full GP-style bodywork inspired by Honda’s RS250R factory race bike, Honda’s Astralight rims, and a liquid-cooled, 249cc, 90-degree V-Twin engine, two-stroke engine that made 45 hp (at 9,500rpm) and utilized the ATAC (automatically-controlled torque amplification chamber) power-valve system.

Come 1986, Honda released the NSR 250R, internally dubbed the MC16. At the time of its debut, the bike proved an immediate success, outselling Yamaha in the two-stroke market for the first time. Initially, it was offered in “Fighting Red” and white, but eventually Honda made it available in the blue and white shown before you.

This example is VIN: MC1610200232. It came to Iconic as an import; prior history is not known.

The odometer shows 14,259 kilometers (8,860 miles).

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us perform safety inspection, prove the bike runs, and make a list of recommended repairs.

Steve did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Fuel Tank Internal – Fail, Corroded
Tire Years – Front/ Rear: 2010
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 50%
Tire Pressure – Front/ Rear: 32PSI
Brake Life – Front: 80%; Rear: 10%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front/Rear: Ok
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Drive Chain – Worn, Dirty
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: Fail
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 3.2V, Not Useful
Test Ride – None, bike ran on bottle.

BIKE CONDITION
-Wheels corroded, touched up with white-out
-Scuffs, scratches on bodywork

REPAIRS RECOMMENDED
-Battery replacement
-Fork rebuild
-Fuel tank repair/replacement
-Fluids
-Tires
-Chain service/replacement
-Carb adjustment due

Modifications:
Aftermarket rearsets.

Tank pad.

Stickers.


Inside of the tank – this tank will need to be relined/replaced.

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax BT33 tires that have aged out.

The sale includes one key.

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 NSR250R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: This bike runs, but it will need work (detailed in the Maintenance section) to be a rider.

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1986

Make

Honda

Model

NSR250R

Mileage

8,860

VIN

MC1610200232

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 27

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: f*************0

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
f*************0 July 25, 2023 9:58 am PDT $3,800
m******x July 25, 2023 9:58 am PDT $3,700 Auto
f*************0 July 25, 2023 9:58 am PDT $3,600
m******x July 25, 2023 9:57 am PDT $3,500 Auto
f*************0 July 25, 2023 9:57 am PDT $3,400
m******x July 25, 2023 9:30 am PDT $3,300
f******0 July 25, 2023 9:30 am PDT $3,200 Auto
f******0 July 25, 2023 9:21 am PDT $3,100
m******x July 25, 2023 9:21 am PDT $3,000 Auto
m******x July 25, 2023 9:20 am PDT $2,700
f******0 July 25, 2023 9:20 am PDT $2,600 Auto
f******0 July 25, 2023 9:19 am PDT $2,200 Auto
s*****8 July 25, 2023 9:19 am PDT $2,100
f******0 July 25, 2023 9:19 am PDT $2,000
r********e July 25, 2023 8:15 am PDT $1,900
2***********e July 25, 2023 8:15 am PDT $1,880 Auto
2***********e July 25, 2023 8:09 am PDT $1,800 Auto
r********e July 25, 2023 8:09 am PDT $1,700
2***********e July 20, 2023 3:25 am PDT $1,600
o********t July 20, 2023 3:25 am PDT $1,500 Auto
o********t July 19, 2023 5:38 pm PDT $1,100
r***e July 19, 2023 5:38 pm PDT $1,000 Auto
r***e July 19, 2023 1:00 pm PDT $600
f******0 July 19, 2023 1:00 pm PDT $500 Auto
f******0 July 19, 2023 9:32 am PDT $200
f*************0 July 19, 2023 9:32 am PDT $100 Auto
f*************0 July 19, 2023 8:56 am PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started July 18, 2023 11:36 am PDT
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