1989 Honda NX250

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Post Sale Update: This NX sold for $2,851 after 25 bids on eBay in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


The easy complaint with what manufacturers are calling “ADV Bikes” nowadays is that they’re just too damn big. If you also subscribe to that theory, let me go back in time a few decades with you. The middle weight of the Honda NX line-up (which also included a 125 and a 650) was the NX250, which was available for just three years (1988-1990).

The 250cc engine was much more impressive than its air-cooled SOHC 125 and 650 siblings, as it featured liquid cooling and DOHC (and was paired with a 6-speed transmission). Ready for a comparison? The 30+ year-old NX250 makes 26 horsepower and weighs 293 pounds wet. The 2020 Honda CRF250L Rally makes 24.4 horsepower and weighs 341. How’s that for “progress”?

This example has just 1,649 miles and it’s still equipped with the original tires. The seller says that it’s too nice to use on trails, though there are “some blemishes on the front forks” and it’s missing a mirror.

Find this NX250 for sale in Colorado Springs, Colorado with bidding up to $1,800 and the reserve already met here on eBay.

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