Post Sale Update: This NS400R sold for $10,750 after 3 bids on eBay.
Can you remember back to 1983? If so, you may remember Freddie Spencer winning the World Championship for Honda despite competing on a triple that was outclassed by the competition. Almost immediately, Honda released a 250cc bike to commemorate the win. A couple of years later, they released the Honda NS400R as a claimed ‘race-replica’ of Freddie’s bike, ignoring the 100cc displacement difference. Despite that, it’s a small, light, two-stroker that some nostalgic riders go absolutely nuts for.
You might not guess it from the displacement, but this is actually a V3 engine, an evolution of the rather unreliable MVX250 triple. The 387cc engine produced 72 horsepower and 37 pound feet of torque, both at nearly 10,000 rpm. Oh – and the whole thing weighed less than 360 pounds. For more information on the NS400R, check out this article from Classic-Motorbikes.net.
This specific Honda NS400R is claimed to be in perfect condition, and it had a recent tune-up. It’s only been with the current owner for 4 months, but it seems he has another, lower mileage example that he’d rather be using instead. It’s a Canadian import bike but it comes with a Texas title.
Find this Honda NS400R for sale in Somers, Connecticut with bidding up to $10,750
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