Race Ready – 1988 Honda RC30

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Post-Sale Update: After 34 bids on eBay, this Honda RC30 has found a new home for $32,101.

We just featured one of these, but this example is even better, with a well-documented race history. An example of one of the world’s greatest homologation superbikes, the RC30 was created so that Honda could race in the World Superbike Championship.

1988 Honda RC30 - Race

The stats were impressive: the 748cc DOHC V-4 engine produced 76 horsepower, but included goodies like titanium connecting rods, gear driven camshafts, a slipper clutch, outstanding brakes, and a dry weight of just 400 pounds. Thanks to a very high gear ratio, this bike could hit 82 miles per hour in first gear!

1988 Honda RC30 - Right Side Frame

This specific Honda RC30 (VIN: JH2RC3003LM2002) has a very interesting story. A privateer AMA racer tried to get the jump on his competition by ordering a Canadian RC30 back in 1988. unfortunately for him, Honda didn’t bother to homologate the bike in the US until 1990, leaving him with a world-class bike he couldn’t race. Unable to race in AMA Superbike, the privateer went to other races after getting the HRC race kit. It was retired from racing in 1993, and put in storage for 18 years. It’s currently race ready, just waiting for a new owner.

1988 Honda RC30 - Tank

Find this Honda RC30 for sale in Mooresville, North Carolina with bidding up to $26,100 and the reserve not yet met

1988 Honda RC30 - Right Side