1989 Honda VFR400 – NC30

For all you crotch-rocket, homo-lovers out there who shouldn’t be looking at this site in the first place (just kiddin)… I wanted to let you know that I’m secretly also a homo-crotch-rocket lover… minus the homo part.

Every since living in New Zealand and owning a late 80’s crotch-rocket (87 cbr250r), I’m a big fan of them, and I’m convinced that in a few more years, late 80’s bikes will ultimately become the new “fad”… kinda like how cafe-racers are the hot shit right now.

Take a look at this late 80’s VFR400 – NC30. It was never offered in the US. I had the pleasure of checking this thing out in NZ at a MC shop up the street from me called Red Baron. The sales dude explained the bike, and how it’s basically the sickest thing honda made in the late 80’s. It’s small and nimble. Just how I like ’em. Same size as my cb450. The bigger bike available in the States… the VFR750 – RC30 is badass, but it’s too big for me. This 400 is the perfect size. So fuckin sick.

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– Single swing-arm
– V4 400cc
– 60 hp
– about same physical dimensions as my cb450

I made a couple friends in NZ who I still keep in touch with. Somehow I need to figure out how to buy this cycle, and have one of my buddies help me get it on a shipping container.

So badass.

12 responses to “1989 Honda VFR400 – NC30”

  1. Todd says:

    Was the wheel base super short on your bike there?

  2. admin says:

    umm… honestly, i dont know if the wheel-base was super short on the 250r.
    i think it was about the same as my cb450.
    check wikipedia.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CBR250

  3. Scott B says:

    Awesome bike, funny I was just telling Tom that I wanted an RC30. Saw it on this list recently http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/08/10-motorcycles-for-our-fantasy-garage/?pid=1252

  4. Richard says:

    Vintage sport bikes from the 80s and early 90s have always been hot shit. I’m glad you’ve been opening up to these motorcycles for what they are. You’re the guy who used to say sport bikes are gross. Nice flip-flops, Ed.

  5. admin says:

    I’m not a flip-flopper… whatever.
    I’m one of the few of us who’s actually owned a late 80’s sport bike.
    Shit…
    And they are still kinda gross. It’s like the ugly chick who’s got a dope body. Same thing.

  6. Mike says:

    ^ I like the analogy. and the bike.

  7. Adam says:

    I kinda dig the look of this one and i like that its only a 400cc. With the power to weight ration, it would probably be a blast to ride.

  8. Simon says:

    What the hell were you doing in NZ?

  9. admin says:

    @Simon
    It’s a long story… but, the short of it is… NZ was a real bad experience for me. Bad shit, bad people… all around bad.

  10. Lars Olsen says:

    Check out FZR400’s… they are a very sweet 400 rocket made for a few years by yamaha

  11. Big J says:

    Love the swing arm on the vfrs

  12. Doug says:

    Had a Suzuki RGV 250cc which was great fun. As fast if not faster than the 400cc bikes though. The Aprilia 250cc was what the Suzuki RGV should have been.

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