Post Listing Update: This RC30 did not meet reserve despite 17 bids up to $39,100.
Also known as the VFR750R, the RC30 was created so that Honda could race in 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, check out this story on Visor Down, where they say the RC30 is “still regarded by many as one of the greatest motorcycles ever built“.
This example (VIN: JH2RC3009LM200170) has just 643 miles and it’s been with the same owner for the last 20 years. This is an “L” model, which is one of the 1990 49-state bikes. The original owner was Steve Bennett of Domi Racer in Cincinnati – he put just about all of the miles on and then sold it in 1998 to the current owner (who was technically the first private owner). Since then, the bike has not been ridden but it has lived in climate controlled storage and been maintained. The sale includes the owner’s manual and tool kit. The seller doesn’t mention anything about it in the listing, but it looks like Bubba Shobert has signed the tail section.
Find this RC30 for sale in Hinckley, Ohio with bidding up to $30,000 and the reserve not yet met