A popular vote in the ongoing “prettiest bikes of all time” poll, the RC30 was built as a homologation special so that Honda could take on the World Superbike Championship. Between 1987 and 1990, 4,782 examples were produced, 316 of which were originally sold in the US.
The stats were impressive: the 748cc DOHC V-4 engine produced 118 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! For more information on the RC30, check out this Robb Report Retrospective.
This example (VIN: JH2RC300XLM200128) has 7,037 miles and it comes with a few extras: a new OEM exhaust, some spare parts, factory stand, brochures, an extra key, and a limited edition Arai Joey Dunlop replica (the seller doesn’t have a photo but I believe it’s this lid). The seller is the second owner, and he acquired it in 2003.
If you live in an area with snow, that doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying a RC30:
Find this RC30 for sale in Jacksonville Beach, Florida with bidding up to $27,000 and the reserve not yet met