This is the current Honda collection for sale. All items are sold as is with no warranty implied or suggested. Prices are non-negotiable.
This is Jake Zemkes 2008 AMA Formula Xtreme Championship winning CBR600RR. This is the last of the unlimited 600cc Superbikes with lots of World Superbike specs and parts. The engine built by HONDA HRC/ERION mechanic and guru Rick Hobbs makes over 150hp and uses a Motec M800 Engine Management System with a sophisticated HRC kit wiring harness.. Itâs got several layers of engine management including engine mapping, traction control and launch control. You have titanium Pankel rods, a full HRC kit close ratio transmission, ceramic bearings, huge HRC oil sump and pump, HRC slipper clutch and more HRC unobtainium everywhere!
The chassis uses the latest Ohlins Superbike gas charged forks a GP spec Ohlins rear TTX shock with a HRC billet linage, HRC Triple clamps, 16.5" magnesium Marchisinni wheels, and a complete GP spec Brembo brake system. This is the real deal. The actual CHAMPIONSHIP HRC CBR600R that Jake Zemke used in the 2008 Formula Extreme season to just crush the competition with. When Zemke lined up next to you on this bad boy it was guaranteed to be a shitty day at the races. I have ridden this bike at Road America and all I can say is HOLY F...K! This canât be a 600cc bike. So smooth, powerful and you can stick the front end anywhere at any time, on the brakes, off the brakes. Truly a joy to ride at any track. Soon much fun. Fully sorted. Brand new Pirellii Super Corsa slicks. Add fuel and smile your ass off. Just look at Jake Zemke and I in the photo below. You would think we both just won the lottery!
Stock # 1
Exremely rare limited edition Honda Homologation Special Superbike. Never imported into the US. This bike was built out of the fabled RCS division of Honda. This is a pre HRC special.
The Honda CB1100R was an exotic Honda model that was produced in limited numbers from 1981 to 1983. It is a single-seat, fully faired sport bike based on the Honda CB900F. The R suffix denotes a racing version, however the CB1100R was a road-legal machine produced by Honda and offered for sale to the public. It was produced only in numbers sufficient to meet the homologation requirements for the R to be classed as a production motorcycle in markets into which it was sold. It was Hondaâs first homologation special and was raced in the production class racing in most major markets: including Europe South Africa Australia and New Zealand. It was not sold in the USA.
This particular bike was imported by a enthusiast about 15 years ago from the Netherlands. He then titled the bike and road it all over the united states. It has some miles on it approx 35k. The body is completely fiberglass and the tank is hand welded aluminum. The pair work is in very nice condition as I restored the body/paint completely when I bought it. I purchased it about 10 years ago and road it around for a few years then it was drained of all gas and has been in storage in my personal museum. Certainly extremely rare and definitely a must have for those with a RC30, RC45 etc type of Honda collection. The motor though similar to the CB1100F that was offer herein the United States is in a much higher state of tune. The Nikko Baker 4 into 1 exhaust is pure music to the ears. The bike will require a full recommissioning for consumables (i.e.: tires, oil, battery, plugs, carb sync etc) prior to riding which can be negotiated in the final pricing. My on staff mechanic worked directly for HRC Honda during this particular bikes reign of terror and is just itching to get this big boy back on the road. So pull the trigger and add this big boy to your collection.
In 1981 the CB1100R won the New Zealand Castrol Six Hour ridden by Australian pair of Malcolm Campbell and Mick Cole. The CB1100R won the premier Australian production race in 1982, the Castrol Six Hour in the hands of future 1987 500cc GP World Champion Wayne Gardner and team mate Wayne Clark. Other CB1100Rs finished the race 2nd, 3rd and 4th, with 6 CB11000Rs finishing in the top 8 spots. The Australasian success of the CB1100R lead directly to the development of the Suzuki GSX1100SXZ Katana homologation racing specials.
The model designations are CB1100RB (1981), CB1100RC (1982), and CB1100RD (1983). In 1981, 1050 units were sold, followed by 1500 per year in 1982 and 1983. The 1981 âRBâ was half faired with a solo seat only. The 82 and 83 models have different bodywork including a full fairing, aluminum fuel tank, and pillion seat covered with a removable seat cowl. The 82 (RC) and 83 (RD) (pictured) were largely similar with differences in paint scheme, rear swing arm and front fork design. In 1983 the Honda CB1100F was launched that essentially was a blend of the CB1100R and the CB900F, for a broader market. The 1981 CB1100RB had a claimed 115 hp (86 kW) @ 9000 rpm.
Stock # 2
This is the Erion racing supersport 1000cc race bike. Ridden by Josh Hayes in the 2006 Super Sport championship. With 5 wins under its belt this was a proven racing package. I purchased this directly from Kevin Erion in 2008 from his private collection. It is with out question the most forgiving 1000cc race bike I have ever ridden. The front suspension is stock Honda Showa with 25mil Ohlins cartridge inserts, out back is a Ohlins TTX coupled to a billet Erion shock linkage. Its a absolutely amazing suspension. Since I have had the bike I installed Brembo Monoblock radial endurance calipers (theres are the titanium piston GP spec ones about $7k for the pair), they clamp down on Brembo superbike 330mm rotors. A set of beautiful BST Carbon Fiber wheels with Pirelli Diablo slicks help this bike carve corners like its on rails. The motor is a full super stock spec producing around 165 rwhp. It has a full Erion Racing Titanium exhaust system tuned with a Power Commander PCIIIR fueler. Motor Internals are are all HRC spec with in the super stock rules. The dash is a high tech Translogic racing unit with multi adjustability. Body work is all Sharkskin fiberglass finished off in the classic Erion Racing/HRC livery. This bike will make you a better rider guaranteed! It is the complete racing package. It will excel at any trackday or now almost elegible for Wera V7 Vintage class. Have fun!
Stock # 10
This is the bike that took josh Hayes to the 2006 Formula Extreme Championship. It is a full on Superbike. Loaded up with un-obtainium HRC parts. Starting with the motor we have a fresh engine with a 2mm over bore producing 145hp at the rear wheel. The electronics are all HRC kit parts including wiring harness. Engine includes special oil pump, rods, head, crank and HRC slipper clutch. A massive FEBOR superbike radiator keeps thing cool. All the spend gases flow out a Titanium Erion Racing exhaust. To get the party started a Ballistic super light weight battery is always on the ready.
On the suspension side of things we get a super rare full factory Showa suspension front and rear. These components we never made available to the public and only leased to the HRC teams. The machining on the fork lowers is not short of spectacular and the black titanium nitrate coating is just pure cool!. A trick HRC triple clamp secures these forks with multiple off-sets. In the rear is again is a factory Showa remote adjustable shock coupled to a HRC billet shock linage.
The bike rolls on 16.5 Marchasini magnesium wheels. Braking is of course top shelf Moto Gp Brembo front and rear. Up front these are the super trick Brembo endurance series calipers with Titanium pistons. They clamp down on a pair of Brembo 320mm superbike rotors. Out back is a tiny Brembo with a super light Brembo disk. 520 Votex gearing and a RK chain get the power to the ground.
The bodywork on this bike is all Carbon Fiber! Painted with the Erin Racing/Hrc livery and of course Josh Hayes big number 1 plate!
I have ridden this bike at several tracks around the country and it is nothing short of amazing. It is almost telepathic in its handling. It is a proven package with 11 Formula Extreme wins under its belt. Josh told me its one of the easiest bikes to ride FAST. I totally agree.
Stock # 11
The Honda CBR400RR is a Japanese domestic market small-capacity sport motorcycle introduced by Honda in 1988 as a further evolution of the popular CBR400R, which dated from 1986. The CBR400R and early CBR400RR models both carry the model number NC23, which makes up the first part of these bikes’ frame numbers. The early NC23 was designated CBR400R and is also known as Aero, Hurricane or Jellymould, as it shares its major design features with the rest of the early CBR family of motorcycles, which included significantly rounded body shapes, whereas the later NC23 is designated CBR400RR and is also known as the Tri-Arm, after its racing inspired braced swingarm.
However, the CBR400RR is considered the most closely related of Honda’s 400 cc models to the CBR900RR or Fireblade series of large-capacity sport motorcycles. The CBR400RR preceded the 900 cc (55 cu in) Fireblade by four model years, going through one major rework (signified by a new “gull-arm” swing arm design and a new model number, NC29, and several years of production in its new form before acquiring the FireBlade name for the 1994 model year.
The CBR400RR models, therefore, consist of the later NC23 CBR400RR-J (1988) and CBR400RR-K (1989) models as well as the NC29 CBR400RR-L (1990 & 1991), -N (1992 & 1993) and -R (1994 onwards). The name “Tri-Arm“ is shown on the CBR400RR-J’s bodywork, along with Hurricane, but the CBR400RR-K dropped the latter designation.
The NC23 CBR400RR features a standard extruded beam frame, the rear of the seat unit slopes forwards, and the seat unit subframe is totally separate from the main chassis of the bike. The NC29 (only the -R models of which carry the FireBlade name) had several modifications to the frame. The main rails were of a “cranked” design, the seat support structure had a larger rail that was welded to the frame, the rear of the tail section now had a slight recurve to it, and the swingarm was given a gull-wing shape on one side to give ground clearance for the exhaust link pipe. The bodywork was reshaped to comply with changing aesthetic tastes.
This is one of the coolest little bikes in my collection. With a 16,000 rpm redline it screams through the gears. It’s super light weight and pretty quick considering its little motor. You really get a great work out riding it as you are constantly clicking gears while keeping it on the boil. These were never imported in to the US. This bike has a Mass title and is revving to be in your collection.
Stock # 15
The first generation RR, the CBR900RR, was introduced in 1992 with an 893 cc (54.5 cu in) inline-four engine set a precedent for light weight in the super bike class. The CBR900RR was based on an advanced research stage model known within Honda as the “CBR750RR”. With the objective of equaling the acceleration of competitors’ flagship sport bikes, Honda increased the stroke of its inline 4-cylinder 750cc engine and raised displacement to 893cc. Complementing this excellent power performance were the bike’s dry weight of 185 kg, wheelbase of 1,405 mm and body almost identical to that of the advanced research stage model. At 453 lb (205 kg) with a full fuel tank, the CBR900RR was just 4 lb (2 kg) heavier than Honda’s own CBR600F2, and 76 lb (34 kg) lighter than the next-lightest open-class machine at the time, the Yamaha FZR1000.
Numerous changes were made to the second-generation RR, which debuted in 1994, including revised spring and damping rates, a compression adjuster was added to the front fork, an improved shift drum to cure notchy shifting, the upper cowl stay went from steel to aluminum, and the cylinder head cover went from aluminum to magnesium. The styling of the bike also became more aggressive: The independent dual lights became irregular-shaped multi-reflector lights known as “fox eyes” and the bike now featured fewer of the RR’s unique fairing holes. In addition, slimmer and firmer footpegs were patterned after the RC45 and a shift linkage replaced the original model’s backward pedal. A new instrument panel included an electronic speedometer that measured speed from the countershaft sprocket, rather than the front wheel.
This is a really nice totally stock CBR900RR. Runs great, bought from a 65 year old rider who moved over to the dark side (touring bike!). It has about 9,000 miles on it. I also have a 17 inch front wheel from a CBR600F3 that will bolt right on so you can get some new tech tires on it.
Stock # 16
In 1986, Honda introduced a totally redesigned VF Interceptor, giving it the new name VFR Interceptor. The only thing carried over from the original was the 90 degree V4 concept with identical bore and stroke. Everything else was new. Okay, maybe except for the turnsignals).
The history of this model is complicated by the fact that the USA had imposed a stiff tariff on bikes over 700cc in order to protect Harley Davidson. This gave rise to a greater discrepancy in the availability of different models for different markets than was usually the case.
I donât have any information about the European market, but I can summarize the Canadian and American VFR picture. It is simplest in Canada. We got a 750cc VFR Interceptor for 1986, and that is all. It was discontinued in 1987 as Honda trimmed its line down to a paltry 6 or 7 street bikes, after a high of about 50 in 1980 or 1981. The VFR Interceptor lasted just this one year, yielding to the Hurricanes in 1987.
This Interceptor was the only imported in 1986 as a 750cc model. It is in great condition with a full Vance & Hines exhaust. It has been in my collection for the last 10 years. It will need a full servicing before being returned to street duty. It has around 25,000 miles on it.
Stock # 17
This is beautiful 1985 NS250R Freddy Spencer replica. Its in very nice condition, runs perfect and really unique. I always wanted a NS500r but those are unobtainable so this is the next best thing. Brand new tires, wheels chain and sprockets, Its ready to ride! Super light weight and decent power makes for big fun.
Stock # 18
Here is another monster bike that I built last year in my spare time. This is the unholy marriage of a 2011 Honda CRF250 and a 1999 Honda CR500 two stroke. What I ended up with is a 73hp, 221lbs fire breathing monster. The frame was cut and braced to accept the big 2 stroker motor. All the welding was done by a professional expert welder who normally works on Balck Hawk Helicopters. The fabrication is absolutely stunning. The radiators, exhaust, airbox , bodywork and gas tank are all custom made or modified to work with the monster HP CR500 motor. In the process of building this machine I had the motor in and out of the frame no fewer than 20 times to get EVERYTHING just perfect. There are absolutely no issues with this machine. It is the bike Honda would have built if they continued development on the big bore 500cc two strokes. The best of everything was used throughout this build. The motor is completely new including crank, rod, piston. tranny and cylinder. New hubs mounted with extra heavy duty spokes on black light weight aluminum rims. A full Factory Connection suspension front and rear is optimized for a 185lbs expert rider. The front and rear rotors are oversized, coupled to custom stainless Core brake lines. Stock CRF250 Honda plastics with custom CR500 graphics enhance the Factory appearance of this bike. . Its fucking bad ass! Cost me over 10k to build it....forget about the 100+ hours I got into the build up. I rode it once and realized that if I want to really die fast this will be the first class ticket to a dirt nap. You must have monster sack to ride this thing to its potential. Being 50 years old and pretty beat up from head to toe after a bad accident last year I realize that this is not the way for me to break back into motocross. It will wheelie in EVERY gear. Just starting it makes babies cry and girls come. If you are a real man this is your ride.
Stock # 23
The Honda VF1000R and I have a long history. I purchased one of these brand new in 1985 when it first came out. The promise of gear driven cams, power mad 1000cc V4 engine and GP technology all stuffed into a street package was just amazing. In its time it was truly a bad ass ride. It would have crushed all the completion if Suzuki hadnât come along and introduced the GSXR1100 which weighed about 100lbs less. Anyway these bikes are absolutely beautiful. Fabled Honda precision can be seen at every corner. The fiberglass bodywork and super deep high quality paintwork made this a real special machine in its time. Now when I pull it next to the more modern bikes I realize how amazing the built quality is on Honda bikes from this period.
This particular bike is completely stock. I have installed new brakes, tires chain and sprockets. It is in very nice shape. If you are considering riding it rather than static display it will need a full service including, battery, coolant flush, brake line flush and oil change. The gas tank is rust free as it has been stored in my climate controlled museum. I rode a 1985 VF1000R from Connecticut to California one summer many years ago and it was the best motorcycle trip i have ever had. The big Honda V4 never once let me down. Hereâs a little more info about the VF1000R and the Honda V4 family. Hondaâs enthusiasm for the V4 engine layout in the early 1980s was such that by 1984 the VF range comprised six models with capacities ranging from 400 to 1000cc. The fastest and most glamorous was the VF1000R: a limited-edition super-sports machine that was created, with little expense spared, to dominate production racing in the way that the straight-four CB1100R had done three years earlier. With its full fairing and racy red. white and blue paintwork, the VF1000R looked every bit the street-legal competition machine. Its specification list was mouth-watering, based on a liquid-cooled, 90-degree V4 engine that incorporated gear-driven overhead camshafts and produced no less than 122 hp @ l0000 rpm.
That peak power output was 6bhp up on that of the VF1000F, the standard 998cc, 16-valve V4 from which the R model was derived. The I000F, also released in 1984. was an impressively fast and sophisticated bike. Its styling was similar to that of the original VF750F sportster, which had promised much before suffering widely publicized engine reliability problems. The VF1000F handled well and its engine was flexible, powerful and reliable. The exotic VF1000R cost roughly 50 per cent more than the F. and oozed quality from every pore. Its fairing was reinforced with carbon-fibre, its adjustable handlebars were made from polished alloy, its streamlined seat hump fitted perfectly. Its engineâs gear-driven cams allowed more precise valve timing at high revs, which accounted for some of the extra power. If you have a RC30 in your stable you must include this model as it is really the godfather of HRC.
Stock # 24
Here is my totally trick NSR250R SP. This one of the CRDIT CARD bikes. No key just a carbon fiber card that slips into the ignition and turns battery on. Very cool. Though these bikes were never officially imported into the US this bike has a California title and it ready for the road. It features a brand new motor with a TYGA Carbon fiber airbox, Carbon Fiber Reeds, HRC ignition box, TYGA stainless steel High performance pipes with carbon fiber silencers. The bodywork is all TYGA carbon fiber and fiberglass. The rear sets are TYGA HRC replicas and are just like jewelry. The front brake system has been upgraded to Honda RC51 calipers and a radial master cylinder. The head light assembly and tail light are Lance Johnson Paint Worx one off designs as well as the paint design which is a Tady Okada HRC replica. The single sided swing arm really sets this bike off from all others. Since it is under 300lbs totally wet (full gas tank) and it makes almost 70 rwhp this little rocket is nothing short of amazing. It flicks from side to side so fast its almost telepathic. These are wicked rare here in the US and it should be a on the top of any motorcyclist enthusiast's bucket list to own and ride.
Stock # 25
This VF1000F is in really nice condition. I rode it about 600 miles last summer before putting it away in dry storage in my climate controlled museum. The gas tank is rust free and all the body work is perfect. The stock exhausts which are pron to rusting out are perfect so this bike has spent almost all its life indoor when not in use. This is a really comfortable sport tourer. It has newer tires and is completely stock. The red/white/blue livery is really beautiful and this would make a perfect garage/museum addition especially if you already have a RC30.
Stock # 26
This is a very nice example of the prehistoric era of super biking. This CB750F is relatively original with modifications limited to a Vance and Hines stainless exhaust, stainless steel brake lines and a superbike low set of bars. Over all the body is in veronica condition and the gas tank is rust free. Its getting hard to find these old beasts in nice condition as most of them were never really cared for the way the more expensive european bikes of the era were. This bike would make a great candidate for a full stock restoration or a great base for a rest-mod or a Freddy Spencer HRC superbike replica, If it doesn’t sell here i guarantee you’ll see it again in a few years in another configuration as I can’t leave anything alone.
Stock # 27
Here is a really cool Freddie Spencer HRC VF750F race replica. I bought this bike from a guy in Florida who started to make a HRC Superbike replica and then lost interest. The bike came with a whole bunch of real HRC race parts in boxes. When I started putting it together I found a whole bunch of one off bits and pieces. The front end and brakes, radiator and airbax are all ex HRC stuff. The 4 into two pipe is a super trick HRC piece that was only available to factory teams. The wheels are Comstar race wheels off a earlier Honda racer. There is a custom Penske shock is matched up to a billet shock linage of unknown origin. The upper triple clamp has a billet bar mount system that clamps a superbike bar. I have not had the motor apart but it is extremely stout for a VF750F. It definitely has some high performance cams as it idles real lumpy and the motor internals have been modified as it rev's up way faster than stock VF750F ever did. The bodiy work is in great shape. Tank is spotless inside. I rode this at the Road Atlanta vintage MITTY races a few years ago. It was wicked fun and would make a perfect base for vintage superbike racing.
Stock # 31
Oh boy where do you start with such an iconic piece of race pedigree. This is one of my favorite race bikes. It actually started me on collecting factory superbikes about 10 years ago. I was lucky enough to forge a relationship with Kevin Erion around that time. He began to give me access to some of the rarest and most exotic racers to come out of his Southern California HRC race shop. This bike is the magic that Rick Hobbs and HRC turned out after putting their collective resources to work. What we have is Jake Zemkeâs 2003 Honda CBR954RR FX race bike. The motor is a big bore version of the CBR954. It is a 3mm over bore motor(about 1035cc) loaded up with Pankel Titanium rods,HRC crank, total HRC internals, including oil pump, close ratio under cut transmission, slipper clutch, complete ported head with titanium HRC valves and springs. All the spent dinosaur blood is sent flying out a full titanium Erion Racing exhaust (which is actually a HRC part branded with the Erion logo). There is a HRC fuel injection/kit wiring harness running a Total loss ignition through a HRC kit ECU. This is pre traction control days but the bike is so smooth in its delivery of the over 190 rwhp that only the inexperienced rider would miss it. It lays down the sickest long sideways darkies!
On the suspension side of things we have full GP spec Ohlins with magnesium lowers bolted up to set of multi adjustable HRC triple trees. The rear suspension is a mix of HRC billet linkages and GP spec Ohlins shock. Youâll notice that the frame on this 954 has been braced to couple the lower motor mount to the frame. This is specialty modification that HRC engineers collaborated on with Erion to cure the handling issues the big power super bike was having during development. What worked nicely on the base 954 street bike was no match for superbike power and track forces. In any case the suspension is nothing short of perfect. The bike is so easy to ride fast. In the braking department we have massive GP spec Brembo radial endurance billet calipers grabbing trick HRC 310mm rotors. Out back a tiny billet Brembo works another trick HRC rotor. The bike rolls on a mix if 17/16.5 Marchesini 5 spoke magnesium light weight wheels that feature ceramic bearings. Cosmetically its finished off in Erion/HRC livery which is in real nice condition. In all this is a wicked cool piece of history that is fully usable. The motor was just freshened up and I have several spares if you decide to blow this thing up!
Every ride I have had on this monster has resulted in a ear to ear grin! Hop on and experience the joy.
Stock # 32
Here is a pocket rocket full of fun. Go any go-cart track around the country and rip it up! This little 2 stroke CR is completely set up for a 185lbs rider. It will truly teach you how to grind your knee, shoulder and elbow. The lean angle that this thing can get too is just ridiculous. It will scrape the pegs and the handlebars before you are on your head. Nice thing about this is that all of these antics are done at speeds that won’t end you up in the ER. I learned so much about sliding the front and rear of a bike by playing around with this thing. It’s total set up too. High quality Ohlins suspension adorns both front and rear, custom built EXCEL rims spin the super sticky Dunlops. It jst got a fresh top end so it’s ready to rock!
Stock # 35
Just when you thought you were safe to stroll around on my web site another monster lurks around the corner. This is a super clean 1998 CR500R 2 STROKE MOTORCROSSER. It is in great condition. As with all 500c 2 strokes this one has a story of death and destruction. I had about 15 friends over to beers and burned up meat one day at my house. Out front is a huge field. My friend Scruff really wanted to ride this bike. I told him if he could start it he could ride it. After several exhausting kicks he gave up swearing and was pissed off about the huge hole in the side of his boot. Then came grumblings about how his leg would never be the same. Being the kind friend I am I went over found TDC and promptly fired this bitch up first kick. Of course chicks dig me. These things are really easy to start as long as you get a FULL boot from TDC other wise plan on a broken heal or ankle. Anyway Scruff continued to pester me for a ride so I handed him the running bike with the few words of caution. I said âlisten you dumb fella this thing will wheelie in every gear so keep you foot covering that rear brakeâ He just gave me the finger and blasted off. So you can picture the scene. first gear small wheelie, 2nd gear another wheelie, third gear a monster looped out wheelie that leaves Scruff lying on the ground screaming in pain from a shattered broken femur . He of course is surrounded by every plastic piece that was now torn from the bike. Nothing is worse than breaking your leg in front of a bunch of hot chicks who are saying âwhat a asshole he totally fucked up you bike Pete.â Just for the record Scruff was always a no pussy getting mother fucker anyway. Gotta love the compassion of Moto-Chicks. Well Scruff now walks with a CR500 pimp limp. The CR500 was stuffed away in the basement for ten years until last year when I pulled it all apart and rebuilt it top to bottom. It received new EVERYTHING. New wheels, hubs, chain, sprocket, plastics (real Honda stuff), tires, bars, cables fresh piston etc. It came out great. I raced it a few weeks ago at Southwick and it performed flawlessly. Big power and loose sand are like peanut butter and jelly. Anyway hereâs a chance to have your own party favor. I do allow test rides but only if you can start it on your own! Bet your friends who will end up in the hospital first. Fucking love these things!
Stock # 40
This is Dave Sadowskiâs 1997 Championship Formula USA superbike. Built by the ace Honda mechanic Mike Velesco for Team Labelle this machine is a amazing winning combination of parts and backyard mechanics. The motor is a Velesco tuned 2mm over 945cc big bore. A very lumpy set of cams, Carillo Titanium rods, a super light weight balanced crank and undercut tranny balance off the motor. Velesco chopped off the rotor/generator right off the end of the crank. Because of such little crank weight it spins up almost like a 2 stroke. This is one of the only big bore 4 strokes i have ever ridden that actually has a power band. It is not linear...oh no ...it is down right violent. The head is beautifully ported and a set of 41mm Kehien down draft flat slide carbs feeds the fuel while all encased in a carbon fiber pressurized sealed airbox. Fresh ram air is fed through to NACA air ducts that go right through the tank into the airbag. Part RC45,part NSR500 style. Very trick stuff for the period. This was the beginning of the real big horsepower wars. On the Dyno Jet 250 it makes a wild 173 rwhp with a severe power spike right in the middle of the rev range. It actually jumps 77 hp from 8k rpms to 11rpms. A Stack tach is coupled to a HRC ECU and a one off wiring harness built by Velesco. Lurid power slides....absolutely! Dave Sadowski who I have become great friends with over the years always likes to refer to this bike as his 1000cc 2 stroke. The body work is a very cool mix of custom tank (as described) Honda RC45 upper/lower fairing and a 8hr Suzuka HRC tail section. On the suspension side of things we have a massive 46mm Ohlins GP spec front fork held up by a massive magnesium 4 pinch bolt adjustable billet triple clamp. This triple clamp was one of many one off magnesium items produced by Bruce Labelle. Out back team owner Bruce Labelle attempted to solve the problem of the swingarm flex in his own way. He took a 60lbs block of magnesium and after over 80hrs on the milling machine he carved from billet a swingarm that was 20 times stronger and weighed only 9 lbs. Thats about 51lbs of wasted magnesium. Legend has it that it cost him over $10k at the time to fabricate this one off piece of art. High end GP spec Brembo Billet calipers clamp down on 320mm Galpher cast iron superbike rotors. The bike rolls on 17in magnesium Marchasini wheels shod with Dunlop Ntech slicks. The bike weighs in at 370lbs with 2 gallons of fuel. It loves to rip wheelies coming out of the corner at full lean. My good friend Brett Metzger destroyed the competition at Louden in the late 90's on this monster. It was unstoppable then and now is just waiting to find a big balled stud to show it who is boss! Are you the boss?
Stock # 43
This is a very rare NS400R triple cylinder 2 stroke. Its super light weight and handles amazing. The body is in very nice shape, it has new tires and brakes. These were never officially imported into the US but this bike has a title, The tank is rust free and it runs great, Here’s a little more info about this modeln 1983 Freddie Spencer, riding for Honda, became the youngest 500cc World Champion ever. Two years later, in belated celebration, Honda released the NS400, a bike claimed to be a road-going replica of Spencer’s machine. The result is a fast, small, very light, two-stroke sports bike, beautifully finished with quite outstanding handling and road-holding. It may be 100cc smaller and considerably less powerful than the brutal all-or-nothing factory racer but they genuinely do have enough in common to warrant the Grand Prix replica tag. Like the racer, the NS400 is a liquid-cooled, three cylinder two-stroke of an unusual configuration, a V3The outer pair of cylinders are arranged forwards and down with a vertical middle cylinder. It is a light, narrow unit, no wider than a parallel twin. The 90 degree, V3 layout allows the chassis to be kept extremely compact. Mounted in a lightweight aluminium box-section frame, the engine weight is low and carried forward to give a good centre of gravity. The carburettors are carefully arranged inside the V to keep the engine short, hence the wheelbase can be kept short too. Weighing only 3591b with a 54.5in wheel-base, the NS is the lightest and quickest bike in its class. It is fast, nimble and responsive. You can change lines on it as quickly as on a genuine racer.
Unlike many sporting two-strokes, the power the NS makes is not that peaky or rough. Honda use their own version of an exhaust power valve called AT AC (auto-controlled torque amplification chambers) on the front two cylinders to help the power spread at low revs. Even so there is little or no acceleration below 5,000rpm but there is a gradual build up between 5,000 and 7,000rpm, at which point it starts accelerating Ike crazy, screaming revs all the way to the redline. Surprisingly, it does this smoothly. If any two-stroke can be said to have manners, then the NS has more than mostPeak power is at 10,000rpm, and it falls away immediately afterwards. Kept on the boil between 7,000 and 10,000rpm through six close gears, it is an indecently quick bike. Anywhere between 50 and 100ph, typically piling on the speed out of a comer, it will embarrass even 1000cc machines with the sheer fury of its acceleration.
There is no point in having a 130mph 400 unless you can regularly use all the performance, nailing the power to the ground with confidence. Fortunately, Honda have designed the perfect rolling chassis for their potent motor.
On road or track, the handling is always sharp and precise. The steering is quick and comfortable and the bike has excellent brakes.
The only limit to its road-holding seems to be the edge of the tyres. While other two-strokes display hesitant, unconfident handling with the power often being snappy, vicious and unsettling, the little Honda is an integrated, professional sports machine. Beautiful to look at and dazzling in performance, the NS400 is a worthy replica of a championship-winning bike. The worst thing you can say about it is that it is a shame they did not make it a 500. As it is, the NS is exciting and pretty near faultless.
Stock # 44
This is a full on HRC racer. This was Wayne Gardners 1990 8hr of Suzuka number B bike. Gardner switched back and force with Kevin Magee during the 1990 race. This was the backup bike. Every HRC kit piece was thrown at this build. The famed Klmenko Flow ported head, HRC full kit internals, sand cast Deep sump, sand cast HRC cases, remote Oil catch, HRC radiator, Kehien Flatslide 35mm carbs, HRC kit wiring loom and ECU. Full HRC stainless pipe sends the gases flowing. Bike put out 146 rwhp on the Dyno Jet 250 with VP MR10. The wheels are magnesium Dynags, GP Spec Brembo billet calipers clamp down HRC 330mm Superbike disks, I the early 2000 the bike was converted back to street use. The 8hr HRC Suzuka fairing remained and a the total loss ignition was swapped out for a street harness and battery with a keyed ignition. The whole body was finished off in the beautiful Rothmans Livery. I am in the process of Rest Modding this bike. I am installing a 2014 CBR1000RR SP Ohlins front end with radial Brembo M50 calipers, new 5 spoke magnesium HRC 17inch wheels and a host of other up dated items. It will be sweet!!!
Stock # 45
Well here we go again. You have Hen’s teeth, rocking horse poo Unicorns and the ultra rare Honda RC45. This bike is #8 of the 50 units that were brought into the United States in 1994. Way back in January of 1994 I remember seeing there RC45 twirling around center stage at the New York Motorcycle show. Me and my Crew were shocked to see this super exotic World Super Bike and AMA Superbike up close and personal. Unfortunately Our fantasies of superbike nirvana went right out the window when the Honda Rep told us that there were only going to be 50 US spec models imported at a then staggering price of $34,000 retail. More bad news followed with the fact that of the 50 imported units 11 would go to American Honda for their AMA superbike racing effort leaving a paltry 39 or so for the motorcycling masses. All this information didn’t really matter because even if had been able to sell my punk ass little brothers to a nice family and whore out my girlfriend I was never going to be able to come up with the cash to obtain one of these at the time. I did the math and it turns out I would had to cut like 2900 lawns to come up with the green. Anyway Miguel Duhamel went on to smoke everyone in AMA superbike on a HRC version of the RC45 and wackjob John Kosinski wrapped up the World Superbike Championship on his HRC RC45. It was not as much a success as the Honda RC30 but it had its time in the limelight an remains a huge black hole of cash for the Honda racing effort. They dumped millions to get this thing competitive. Anyway the 30+ street bikes that did get into the hands of the well healed collectors all lived lived cushy lives. I have only seen one or two that have been modified in any way. Most remained stock and never amassed more than a few thousand miles. I had the opportunity to obtain this particular bike about 15 years ago. I had about 4k miles on it when I got it. Over the next 10 years or so I rode it everywhere. The blue Ridge Mountain Highway, Tail of the Dragon, the awesome twists of the Pacific Coast Highway and some wicked nice backroads here in the north east. I added on on another 5k miles of motoring bliss. Because if you have a Unicorn why not show it off. Also because the bike is just plain sublime. The fuel Injected V4 is buttery smooth and very powerful for a 750cc bike. It punches 118 rwhp out on the Dyno Jet 250. The power and torque curve are not really a curve at all...it just goes absolutely straight up on a 45 degree angle to its peak. Handling wise this was Honda’s first bike to receive a USD fork (ok the oval piston NR750 was really the first one but does that thing really even count?) Combined with a weird sized front 16 inch front wheel and a 17 inch rear mounted on a single sided swingarm it works amazing on the street. Every race team that had these bikes pissed and moaned that they could not make them completive on the track for less than a zillion dollars but I can guarantee this beauty is one off the sweetest street bikes ever made. Its comfortable, it handles and its deceptive power delivery is just perfect for a street bike. Did the engineers at HRC get a internal memo wrong? “Wong build nice street that might win races” or “Chang build nice race bike that will be awesome on the street?” Well ultimately what we have is a great street bike that is extremely rare and is somewhat beautiful. The paint design is kinda a end of era design that afflicted a few bikes in the early 90’s but who cares because this an HRC RC45! I had this beauty in my office for that last 5 years as a piece of art. I just did a full service on the bike. New tires, brakes, valve adjustment, oil and fluid flush. Everything is perfect and its ready to enjoy. The only modification is a Carbon Fiber end can. The bike come with all documentation, title, books and original HRC stand.
Some of the RC45’s specifications:
V4 close firing order motor
Lightweight low friction pistons
Ceramic and graphite impregnated cylinder liners
Close ratio gearbox with undercut shift dogs
Separate air cooled oil heat exchanger
Many of the engine components were cast from magnesium to save weight
Cast upper and forged lower triple clamps
SHOWA front and rear suspension
6.00 inch rear rim carrying a 190/50/17 tire
Stock # 47
This is Kurtis Roberts 1998 Formula Extreme championship racer. It is truly my crown jewel. I watched Kurtis crush the completion on this bike in 1998 and even had the pleasure of being lapped by him at the Road America FX round that season. I was always in awe at this bikes ability to charge into a corner and come out with the rear tire smoking and leaving black strips of terror. I pestered Kevin Erion for about 10 years to sell me this bike. It was not easy wrestling this from his hands. It sat in his personal office from the day after it won the championship. Repeated calls, some threats and eventual begging got me the holy grail of AMA Superbike history. I walk by this bike, stop and turn to gawk at its rare beauty. The hand crafted aluminum tank, GP spec Ohlins suspension front and rear, the one off RC45/NSR500 fairing mix. Yea its all there. Pure fucking bad ass SUPERBIKE!. Even when its just sitting there on the stand you can tell it wants to gobble up little children and spit them out in chunks. Its kinda like Spinal Taps Nigel Tufnels guitar, when everything else can only be turned up to 10 this bitch goes right to 11. Undress it and you get to see the raw beauty the HRC/Erion mechanic Rick Hobbs graced this machine with. Everything is has a purpose. If it doesnât then it has been cut off, shaved down or just thrown out. The 41mm down draft Kehien carbs live a pressurized carbon airbox. Lumpy HRC cams, Pankel Titanium rods, Falicon knife edged crank, under cut close ratio transmission all work together to pump out 190 rwhp. I got the chance to ride this beast at Road America a couple years back and all I can say is it is the very best of the best .As many of you know I have ridden and owned a shitload of real factory race bikes but this Erion 900 is by far the most violent, fun and breathtaking of them all. It snorts, shoots flames and rips sick wheelies while somehow sticking like glue in the corners and pulling off the most amazing braking moves that I should not be gotten away with. I totally understand how Roberts was able to just demoralize the competition that year. It is amalgamation of garage know how, exotic parts and precise tuning that has brought this thing to life. The superbikes of today are probably a lot faster, more powerful and surely handle better but this bike was the pinnacle of super biking when it took a real talented rider with huge balls to pull the trigger and get the most from their machine. I have experienced road racing nirvana and it resides in this machine. Thanks Kevin, I will be buried with this bike. Or maybe it may bury me. Either way I will be one happy fella. Life is good. Life is better with this machine in my stable. I will let it go for a billion dollars.
Stock # 48
Here is a extremely low mileage Honda RC30. I have owned it for 18 years. When I first got it I rode it about 400 miles or so. It hen went into my living room and then office for the next 15 years. This last summer I recommissioned it for street use again with fresh fluids, plugs, brakes and tires. i rode it around about another 300 miles. Blows me away how nice this bike is. Velvet smooth V4 power delivery and sublime handling. About the only gripe I would have is the brakes are a little wooden. But to put that into perspective I have been spoiled this summer with brand new a CBR1000RR SP, a R1M and a Aprilia RSV4R. So I guess 26 years brakes required more than a pinky pull to stop you!. Anyway this RC30 is the real deal. Its a american model so its one of the 200 that made it state side in 1990. I think its number 38 (gotta look again). Its a all stock, comes with the factory tool kit and stand. Back in the day the original owner did cut off the rear fender so it is trimmed. This RC30 has a slip one carbon end can but I have the stocker somewhere. It sounds great and runs absolutely flawlessly. With under 3k miles on it I believe it is probably one of the lowest milage RC30 in the states. It is a must have if you are a collector.
Stock # 56
Here is a perfect CBR600 F2. In the classic blue/white/red livery this little beauty is perfect. It is completely stock and runs great. I bought it from the original owner who lived in a brownstone in NYC. the bike had to be walked up and down the stairs to ride it so it had only 1700 mikes on it when I got it. Now it has about 7k. I rode it to work mostly because it is so comfortable and easy to ride. How come they stopped making bikes like this? The bike has a new Ballistic battery and a fresh service. ready to rid off into the sunset. Bike is currently on loan to the Connecticut Motorcycle Museum in their climate controlled beautiful facility in Rockville, Connecticut. Go take a look if your close by . The bike is beautiful and the museum is just plain awesome!
Stock # 58
The best of the CBR1000RR series debuted in 2014. This is one of the 5000 SP models that were produced for worldwide distribution so its not really exclusive. But what it lacks in rarity it truly makes up for in performance. This is a wicked sweet handling bike. Honda sent the stock CBR1000RR over to the engineers at HRC and had them optimize the Ohlins suspension, blue print the motor internals and add a full radial Brembo braking system. This SP is decked out in the classic Honda racing RED/WHITE/BLUE livery features a Ohlns front fork and Ohlins rear TTX shock. Lightweight gold wheels and Brembo radial brakes. When I got the bike I tore it down and installed set of Sato rear sets,rear fender eliminator, relocated the rear caliper to under the swing arm, Core custom stainless steel brake lines, a full titanium Arrow exhaust system, and a full Bazazz electronics package. The Bazazz includes multilevel traction control, quick shifter, and optimized full mapping. On the Dyno Jet 250 this bike pumped out a super clean 159.8 rwhp About 11 more than the bike was delivered with. The power delivery can only be described as seamless. It is so smooth and linear. I remember when 168 rwhp would have been super hero stuff from a bike but in the days of 200hp ZX10âs and BMW S1000Rs it seems a bit tame. The reality is this bike has power that you can actually use in the real world. You donât have to be screaming along at 14k rpms to extract the best from this power plant. It is just an amazing road bike. Extremely comfortable and with the optimized Ohlins suspension it is able to dispatch road irregularities with ease. It sure looks great as a book end to the Honda RC30/45/51 collection. At this price point there is no other Honda ever produced with such versatility for both track days use and regular street sport riding. Itâs has 70 more horsepower than the new RC213V-S and cost a whopping $168k less. This is the real Honda bargain these days.
Updated 3/15/2016: CBR1000RR SP just came came back from the Masters at KWS Motorsports in South Carolina. Kevin worked his magic no the head for better flow and big Mike G installed a set of 2mm overbore custom designed pistons for Millenium Technologies. The result was absolutely fantastic! Power is up from 159.8 rwhp to 189.6 rwhp. A beautiful torque curve put over 90ftlbs to the ground at starting at 8,000 rpm. The bike is truly remarkable to ride on the street. We also installed a set of 520 gearing and a gold DID XLchain. What was a really nice bike has transformed into the best street bike i have ever ridden. Of the charts, a the perfect marriage of modifications with a fairy tail ending! Wheelie on....
Stock # 64
Yes the real deal is available right now for purchase. One of just 19 Factory HRC NSR500V's produced for 500cc GP back in 1999. This particular bike has a amazing race history backed up with a meticulous maintenance history. The motor was recently completely refurbished with new crank, pistons, rods, rings etc. It s true 500cc twin cylinder two stroker that produces 172 rear wheel horsepower...RIGHT NOW! It has a awesome two stroke power band that hits hard and keeps singing all the way to the 18,000 rpm redline. This is a true factory HRC racer. In 1999 they were available from HRC for about $110,000. There are only 14 left in the world at this time. This bike come with a extensive spares kit and is guaranteed to pucker your starfish! Theres none of that pussy traction control shit...just a ton of light switch horsepower connected to a a super feather weight GP spec chassis. Factory Showa front fork and rear shock or next to unobtainium. This is full factory stuff!
Stock # 83
Here we have a really nice original first year production CR480R big bore. This air cooled 2 stroke monster has a bunch of ponies ready to help you win vintage moto or just break your leg trying to kick it. Its old school, fires up first or second kick as long as you can handle the left side kicker. Better have a strong left leg for this bitch. I just start it standing on a block and kicking with my right leg (i'm a pussy). Anyway I has fresh bearing in the head stock, swingarm and wheels. The suspension was just revolved and fresh oil installed. The plastic tank is all original and in great shape. The fenders and side panels are Maier reproduction items and though they are brand new the color is a little off. I believe Vintage Iron has proper HRC red in stock. Other than that the bike is in awesome shape and runs like a cat with a brick of crackers taped to its tail. Power wheelies in 4th! Ready to run Vintage MotoX this summer. Just needs a hero at the controls! Are you a hero?
Stock # 87
This is your cheap ticket to vintage racing. Back in 2002 Kevin erion was providing support (for lots of cash) to privateer teams who wanted to race the prestigious Formula Extreme class. Nicky Hayden and his little brother Roger both had a opportunity to race this bike for the Bruce Transportation Group. Bruce Transportation is a huge school bus company located in New Hampshire. The owners were totally committed to road racing and dumped tons of money into supporting this "privateer" team on a national level. Everything part available to Erion Racing thru HRC was thrown at the Bruce Transportation bikes. It is said that these bike cost in excess of $200k to build. Essentially full factory bikes nothing was left untouched in the quest to make these CBR929RR's the competition to beat. Adorned with GP spec Ohlins suspension front and rear, HRC one off swing arm, extremely potent Erion Racing superbike motors and a full complement of Brmebo superbike braking components the stout 929's were a force to be know on the tracks across the US. The Sharkskin body work is painted with the super trick 'School Bus' design that must be considered the fastest school buses in the world. I have two of these bikes. One is a 929 and the other is the later model 954 based. Bothe very cool and would make a nice addition to a superbike collection or a great basis for a WERA V7 assault.
Stock # 90
This the RC30's baby brother. Powered by a high revving V4, this little devil combines the smooth torque delivery of the v4 with a the sublime handling of the tiny 400cc class bikes. This bike is titled in the Virginia and ready to thrash the roads. 1/3 the price of a RC30 and it handles better. Whats not to love? The body is in great shape and it has extremely low miles around 4k
Stock # 93
Here's a really nice pair of 1986 Z50's. The iconic Honda z50 taught about a million kids to ride all over the country. These two are from a local family who's kids out grew them and them they were stuck in the garage for the last 30 years.There is a chrome anniversary model and stocker. Ride um or just hang them on the ceiling in your garage
Stock # 98
Just when you thought you could get away easy on this website another pair of leg breakers jumps out to hurt you. I never really got along with three wheelers for some reason. It seems the transition from two to three should have been a easy one for me but I can't even count the number of times I had my leg run over while riding these things Anyway these trikes have wicked cult followings and here are two of the best examples i could add to the collection. The 350X is in awesome condition and ready to rip wheelies up your street or go tear up you local golf course. It has the coveted massive front fork should you be crazy enough to actually air it out in front of your friends. The little brother 200x is in beautiful shape. Both sport original plastics in great condition and stock wheels that aren't destroyed like most of the examples out there today. You would very hard pressed to find these models in this condition. They are virtually new. There are a lot of folks out there that say there is strength in numbers well just add another wheel to things and it all must be good. These bikes are located in sunny California and available immediately. Must have a valid insurance card for me to allow purchase to go through!
Stock # 99
Here is a brand new 1988 TRX250R. It has never been serviced or prepped. It came out of the box back in 1988 and has been in our climate controlled museum ever since. This machine dominated the 4 wheeler scene for over 20 years until the 4 strokes finally caught up and replaced them on the track. There is still absolutely nothing that can compare to these machines in my opinion. They are light weight and oh boy does the two stroke 250cc single cylinder motor hits hard and fast!. The frame geometry was absolutely perfect. You could trail ride, moto-x or cross country race on these bad boys and they never ever would let you down. Here is you only chance to own a brand new one. I have a couple others that are going to be listed for far less money but who doesn't like a virgin? The question is would you actually ride it? I think I will hoist it up on my garage wall this week and use it as art!. Here is you very last chance in the world to own one like this. The last new in crate bike went for a astounding $40K about three years ago.
Stock # 100
It's ok if you don't have $40,000 for my new TRX250R. We here at Superbike Universe aim to please everyone. So here is a really nice used TRX250R two stroker. I bought this one brand new in 1988. I has been through hell and back. But it still rips! I has a fresh 310cc CT Motor, CT pipe, Vforce reeds, and big Kehien carb. Shocks are Works Performance front and rear. The plastic is stock in very nice condition WITH Factory Effects graphic kit. This quad will smoke your garden variety 4 stroke. So much fun to ride and it will never be lost in the sea of crappy 4 strokes. Braaaaap your way to a smile.
Stock # 101
This is clean example of the first year 'JELLY MOLD" CBR's. Theses little bikes re wrote the book on the middle weight class. With a screaming 600cc inline 4 cylinder DOCH engine many road riding and road racing careers got their start right here. This bike is finished in white with red. It's all original including the stock pipe and seat. It come with a Corbin aftermarket seat also. The plastics are in fair condition. It looks like it must have fallen over once as there are some scrapes on the lower fairing but It was not crashed. It has 15,000 miles on it and it runs perfect. These were kinda throw away bikes when they came out but the exquisite Honda quality has helped this model stay in good shape.
Stock # 105
Here I have on offer the holy grail of Honda V4 history. This the super rare Honda NR750. With a extremely unique oval piston v4 32 valve motor the NR was the pinnacle of Honda's engineering force. The final rendition of the oval piston motor was this street bike that incorporated the 6 prior years of race development. It was never really a successful racer but the NR project was Honda's attempt to beat all the world GP competition with a 4 stroke based bike. While the rest of the world was racing with high strung 2 strokes Honda decided it would massage the GP rule book and build a "500cc" 4 stroke racer. The reality is Honda made a super complex 32 valve time bomb that would tach out at 22k rpms. 500 GP champion Mike Baldwin, a friend of mine described his one ride on the NR500 as terminal. That race made no power anywhere in it rev range. After a few very dismal years of competition the NR GP project was scrapped and replace with the tradition two stroke NSR500. All those years of technical challenge and experimentation did not got to waste though. The direct result was the NR750 you see here on this page. Ground breaking technology was refined into the most advanced street bike ever produced. The NR750 was the first bike to feature the USD (upside down slider) fork, underset exhausts and carbon fiber bodywork. Just under 300 of these unicorns rolled off the Honda HRC production line for world wide distribution. It is believed that less than 15 of these bikes reside in the United States. I'm pretty sure your not going to run into another at your local ride in. This particular bike has under 3000 miles and has been in our museum for that last 10 years. The bike will receive a full service from out factory Honda trained staff member prior to purchase. The new owner will be given a full day of machine custom set up at our private test facility. Here's a little more info about the NR and its amazing path from design to production. Enjoy!
Stock # 107