No Reserve – 1995 Honda RVF400 NC35

SOLD FOR: $6,741

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on April 17, 2024

Winner: d****t

Winning Bid: $6,300
Buyer Fee: $441
Total: $6,741

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Please note: This bike is being relisted due to a non-paying bidder. That bidder has been banned from participating in future auctions, and Iconic sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience.

This NC35 is titled as a 1995 model, which represents the first year that it was sold in Japan.

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

In 1994, Honda introduced the RVF400, or NC35. Successor to the VFR400 (not confusing at all), the NC35 was two things: a mini-me of the legendary RC45 and one of the greatest 400s ever built. Just like its 750cc big brother, the NC35’s fit and finish was top-notch, and the model had all the trappings of a full-size superbike in a potent 400cc package.

Think about what a 400cc sportbike means nowadays – then look at what this offered over 20 years ago with the single-sided swingarm, V4 motor, endurance racer-inspired air ducts, and gear-driven cams! The NC35 made it clear that small displacement bikes didn’t have to be cheap. In addition to all the nice details above, the liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree, 399cc V4 with four-valves per cylinder, gear-driven cams, and quad 28mm carbs made just shy of 60hp at 13,000rpm. A 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 400 (still a very fun bike!) makes 45.

Never officially sold outside of the Japanese market, the RVF400 featured a V4 engine in an aluminum twin-spar frame paired with upside-down 41mm Showa forks and a monoshock out back. Dual front discs with Nissin calipers help to slow the 400 from its roughly 125 mph top speed.

This example is VIN: NC351005860. It came to Iconic as an import from Japan.

The odometer shows 40,335 kilometers (25,063 miles).

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the battery and spark plugs, install a new carb float bowl gasket, clean and sync the carbs, change the oil and oil filter, flush the brake fluid, flush the coolant, service the chain, and install new Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires with date codes of 1223 and 2723.

Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Fuel Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Years – Front: 1223; Rear: 2723
Tire Life – Front: 100%; Rear: 100%
Tire Pressure – Front/Rear: 32PSI
BRake Life – Front: 80%; Rear 60%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front/REar: Ok, New
Drive Chain Condition: Ok, cleaned
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Passing Light: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Battery: OOCV: 12.6V; Charging Voltage: 13.42V
Test Ride – 1km, bike operates as intended

*HID headlights installed
-Silicon performance plug wires
-Frame sliders installed
-AFAM rear sprocket, new chain
-Red silicone coolant hoses
-Aftermarket front reservoir cap
*Stainless steel braided brake lines
-Aftermarket grips and bar end weighs
-Gold anodized fork adjusters
-Weathered triple clamp
-Rash at rear muffler collector
-Oxidation on wheels
-Broken plastic tail piece

Braided stainless steel brake lines, AFAM sprocket.

Gold anodized fork adjusters.

Frame sliders, flush mount turn signals, red coolant hoses.

HID headlights.

Aftermarket grips, bar-ends.

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes two keys.

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 RVF400 NC35 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 8

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: d****t

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
d****t April 17, 2024 4:08 am PDT $6,300
c****5 April 13, 2024 6:28 am PDT $6,200
g********s April 13, 2024 6:28 am PDT $6,101 Auto
g********s April 11, 2024 10:29 am PDT $4,600
r******3 April 11, 2024 10:29 am PDT $4,500 Auto
r******3 April 11, 2024 8:20 am PDT $1,099 Auto
m*******s April 11, 2024 8:20 am PDT $999
r******3 April 11, 2024 7:47 am PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started April 10, 2024 10:11 am PDT
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