The last time I featured a $100k Honda, it was one of the four original CB750 prototypes. This time we’re skipping ahead a few decades, to a bike that some consider to be the greatest of all time – the Honda NR750. Also known as the RC40, this bike was a technological showcase for Big Red that featured oval pistons, a 16-bit sensor with 7 sensors to control the fuel injection, carbon fiber bodywork and a titanium-tinted screen. With all of that tech, this bike retailed at around $50k – 5 times as much as their previous top of the line sportbike.
People have started calling it the NR750, though that’s technically wrong. That name belongs to a racebike Honda developed in the 80s. Just 300 NR’s were built, and because they couldn’t be homologated for racing, Honda decided to set some records instead. They tuned an example to 150 horsepower, then lightened it to 396 pounds (from the original weight of 489 pounds), the let Loris Capirossi (of MotoGP fame) go nuts on it. In the process he set new world records for the flying mile, standing mile, flying kilometer, and standing 10 kilometer. Not bad.
This NR750 (VIN: RC401000077) has 6,250 miles on the odometer and it looks fantastic. Find it for sale in St. Louis, Missouri here at Michael’s Motorcycles for $105,000.