One of the best riding 400 sportbikes ever built, Honda’s RVF400 (also known as the NC35) never officially made it out of the Japan. The grey market took care of European countries but it’s rare to find one of these in the US. You may have a little bit of trouble finding certain parts, but the joy you’ll get from corner carving or track days with this little brother to the legendary RC45 will be well worth.
The 399cc DOHC V4 engine is liquid-cooled and comes with gear driven cams and four 28mm carbs – apparently they sound fantastic. It produces a maximum of 59 horsepower, but you’ll need to be at 13,000 rpm to feel all those ponies. Check out this review from MCN for more on why this bike is so beloved.
This example is titled and currently registered in Arizona – but California residents are out of luck if they want to register it in their home state thanks to the 11 digit Japanese VIN. Everyone else, go nuts! It’s been recently service (brake fluid flush, coolant flush, oil change, and carb cleaning). There’s some touch up paint on the bodywork and engine and some of the decals are repro, but it looks to be in decent shape. Everything is said to work as it should though the tires are old and the chain/sprocket needs to be replaced.
Find this RVF400 for sale in San Jacinto, California with bidding up to $6,117