No Reserve – 1994 Honda VFR400 NC30 Project

SOLD FOR: $5,997

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on February 15, 2024

Winner: g*****r

Winning Bid: $5,605
Buyer Fee: $392
Total: $5,997

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Description

Please note: As shown in the below video, we had to use a booster box to get the bike started. Additionally, while it holds an idle, the carbs need to be serviced.

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Essentially a scaled-down version of Honda’s legendary RC30, the VFR400R, or NC30, was a race-bred 400cc superbike introduced in the late 1980s. A smaller and cheaper alternative to the VFR750R, the 400 still possessed the same bodywork and livery as the 750, as well as its stellar reliability and fit and finish which had become Honda hallmarks.

The trick little 400 was also an early adopter of various features such as its 360-degree “big bang” firing order, TRAC (Torque Reactive Anti-dive Circuit) 41mm telescopic front-end, and ELF’s Pro-Arm single-sided swing-arm. Just like its three-quarter-liter sibling, the welterweight VFR used a competition-derived aluminum twin-spar frame. A four-into-one exhaust exited on the left side of the bike, enabling easy access to the 18” rear wheel, and the suspension’s preload and rebound were both adjustable.

The VFR400R was created for the Japanese domestic market, though it was officially sold in parts of Europe for a time, albeit in limited numbers. Produced until being phased out in ’94, the NC30 wasn’t ever sold in the US, though grey market examples have found their way to US shores.

This example is VIN: NC301108161. It came to Iconic as an import from Japan.

The odometer shows 20,089 kilometers (12,482 miles).

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the fuel lines and perform a safety inspection. Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Year Front: 3611 / Rear: 1312
Tire Life Front: 70% / Rear: 70%
Tire Press Front 31PSI / Rear: 31PSI
Brake Life Front: 80% / Rear: 50%
Hydraulic: Brake Fluid Front: Fail Rear: Fail
Oil Quality: Ok Level: Ok
Coolant Quality: Fail Level: Ok
Suspension Leaks Front: Yes Rear: No
Drive Chain Condition: Fail
Low Beam: Fail
High Beam: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Kill: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: Ok 12.1 V
Test Ride: No, Bike Runs

Notes:
• Windscreen Broken
• Clear coat on tank is peeling
• Rash on right side of body
• Seat mount is not mounting properly
• LH mirror housing broken
• Forks are pitted

Services recommended:
• Oil + Filter
• Carbs
• Brake fluid flush
• RR coolant
• RR Forks
• RR Chain + Sprockets
• Tires
• Repair left handlebars

Modifications:
Aftermarket muffler.

Aftermarket sprocket.

Aftermarket tank protector.

Aftermarket grips.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Sportmax 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 Tennessee 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 VFR400 NC30 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1994

Make

Honda

Model

VFR400

Mileage

12,842

VIN

NC301108161

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Tennessee

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 23

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: g*****r

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
g*****r February 15, 2024 9:59 am PST $5,605
m***********n February 15, 2024 9:59 am PST $5,505 Auto
g*****r February 15, 2024 9:59 am PST $5,500
m***********n February 15, 2024 9:58 am PST $5,250
j************s February 15, 2024 9:58 am PST $5,150 Auto
j************s February 15, 2024 9:58 am PST $5,105 Auto
m***********n February 15, 2024 9:58 am PST $5,005
j************s February 15, 2024 7:51 am PST $4,501 Auto
c****5 February 15, 2024 7:51 am PST $4,401
j************s February 15, 2024 5:09 am PST $4,301 Auto
c****5 February 15, 2024 5:09 am PST $4,201
j************s February 15, 2024 5:08 am PST $3,901 Auto
c****5 February 15, 2024 5:08 am PST $3,801
j************s February 14, 2024 7:52 pm PST $3,701
c****5 February 14, 2024 7:52 pm PST $3,601 Auto
c****5 February 13, 2024 10:12 am PST $3,600
c****x February 13, 2024 10:12 am PST $3,500 Auto
c****x February 11, 2024 8:06 am PST $3,101
g**********z February 11, 2024 8:06 am PST $3,001 Auto
g**********z February 8, 2024 6:06 pm PST $2,600
c*******g February 8, 2024 6:06 pm PST $2,500 Auto
c*******g February 8, 2024 5:48 pm PST $101
m*******s February 8, 2024 1:01 pm PST $1 Reserve
Auction started February 8, 2024 12:41 pm PST
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