Post Listing Update: Despite 39 bids up to $12,600 on eBay, this RS250R did not meet reserve.
A production racer from the factory, Honda’s RS250R was made available to privateer racers in 1985. It stayed in Honda’s lineup until 2009, and during it went through 4 different generations. As a ’98 model, this is part of the NX5 generation that was introduced in 1993. The NX5 came with a new 75 degree V-Twin motor (replacing the outgoing 90 degree engine). This example stands out as it’s been restored and it comes with a staggering amount of spare parts to keep you going and temporarily trick you into thinking that racing might not be a depressingly expensive hobby.
Per the seller, this bike was a “bucket list item” that he got to race a few times but he needs to get rid of it due to a new job and an injury. It’s been sitting for a year (properly stored inside) and the seller realizes it has to go. It was previously owned by Jeff Leggits, the owner of Mach 1 Motorsports and it was restored by well-known former World GP tuner Roland Cushway. Minor cosmetic flaws include a “small ding” in the tank and a scuff on the swing arm.
The seller says he has hundreds of new and used parts (there’s plenty of photos in the listing) including multiple exhausts, cylinders, pistons, crankshafts, gear sets, chains, brake pads, levers, shocks, and more. There’s also a user manual, setup notes, 2 sets of “repairable” body work and a spare tank with a dent.
Find this RS250R for sale in Hayward, California with bidding up to $6,600 and the reserve not yet met