No Reserve - 1994 Honda VFR400

SOLD FOR: $6,421

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on November 8, 2022

Winner: 208rider

Winning Bid: $6,001
Buyer Fee: $420
Total: $6,421

Description

Additional photos of this 1994 Honda VFR400 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.

Powering the NC30 was a carbureted, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, V4 with gear-driven cams that gave the NC30 a unique roar. With a relatively flat torque curve and a redline of 14,500rpm, the NC30’s V4 was good for around 30 ft-lbs of torque and just shy of 60hp. Top-speed was a respectable 130mph, and with a wet weight of only 400lbs, the VFR400R’s dual front 296mm discs and four-piston calipers were more than sufficient at slowing things down.

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 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 our shores.

This example is VIN: NC301051283.

The odometer shows 24,736 kilometers (15,370 miles).

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, we cleaned and synced the carburetors, changed the oil and oil filter, flushed the cooling system, and replaced the throttle cable, spark plugs, and drive chain. Olly did the work, he states in his condition report that the front and rear tires are at 65% and 60%, respectively, and that the front and rear brakes are at 15% and 30%. The hydraulic fluid, oil, and coolant are all OK. Additionally, the headlight, turn signals, brake light, tail light, plate light, and battery are all functioning properly, however, the lo/hi beam switch appears to be stuck. Please note that the left fairing is attached via a zip tie and the eccentric hub is missing teeth on the adjuster ring.

Modifications:
Faux SC Project exhaust.

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 Bridgestone Battalax tires with date codes of 0915 and 2915.

The sale includes one key.

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 VFR400 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

15,370

VIN

NC301051283

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 39

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: 208rider

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
208rider November 8, 2022 10:01 am $6,001
DolphinFarts November 8, 2022 10:01 am $6,000 Auto
DolphinFarts November 8, 2022 10:00 am $5,901 Auto
208rider November 8, 2022 10:00 am $5,801
DolphinFarts November 8, 2022 9:59 am $5,601 Auto
208rider November 8, 2022 9:59 am $5,501
DolphinFarts November 8, 2022 9:55 am $5,300 Auto
208rider November 8, 2022 9:55 am $5,200
DolphinFarts November 8, 2022 9:26 am $5,100
Snoopy6363 November 8, 2022 7:03 am $5,000 Auto
208rider November 8, 2022 7:03 am $4,900
Snoopy6363 November 8, 2022 7:03 am $4,800 Auto
208rider November 8, 2022 7:03 am $4,700
Snoopy6363 November 8, 2022 7:03 am $4,600 Auto
208rider November 8, 2022 7:03 am $4,500
Snoopy6363 November 4, 2022 11:02 pm $4,300
Eddiemichael November 4, 2022 11:02 pm $4,200 Auto
Eddiemichael November 2, 2022 10:13 am $4,101
Decon66 November 1, 2022 7:55 pm $4,001 Auto
Eddiemichael November 1, 2022 7:55 pm $4,000
Decon66 November 1, 2022 7:55 pm $3,600 Auto
Eddiemichael November 1, 2022 7:55 pm $3,500
Decon66 November 1, 2022 3:43 pm $3,300 Auto
H-Man November 1, 2022 3:43 pm $3,200
Decon66 October 31, 2022 10:28 pm $3,100 Auto
DolphinFarts October 31, 2022 10:28 pm $3,000
Decon66 October 31, 2022 8:26 pm $2,750
bryzf1 October 31, 2022 8:26 pm $2,650 Auto
bryzf1 October 31, 2022 3:05 pm $2,600
aconti October 31, 2022 3:05 pm $2,500 Auto
aconti October 30, 2022 8:33 pm $2,100
dischulman October 30, 2022 8:33 pm $2,000 Auto
dischulman October 30, 2022 5:45 pm $1,867 Auto
Dmuir1 October 30, 2022 5:45 pm $1,767
dischulman October 30, 2022 12:12 pm $1,667 Auto
Compstall73 October 30, 2022 12:12 pm $1,567
dischulman October 30, 2022 12:12 pm $1,200 Auto
Compstall73 October 30, 2022 12:12 pm $1,100
dischulman October 30, 2022 9:44 am $1 Reserve
Auction started October 29, 2022 1:00 pm
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