2008 Javan R1
Lot 162
The ex-works demonstrator,2008 Javan R1 Honda Roadster Chassis no. K20A0706RH002 Engine no. K20A21003869
Sold for £10,925 (US$ 17,215) inc. premium

Lot Details
2008 Javan R1 2008 Javan R1 2008 Javan R1 2008 Javan R1 2008 Javan R1 2008 Javan R1 2008 Javan R1 2008 Javan R1
The ex-works demonstrator
2008 Javan R1 Honda Roadster
Registration no. WK08 AAO
Chassis no. K20A0706RH002
Engine no. K20A21003869

Footnotes

  • 'The R1 was born for the track. Brutal performance is matched by superb levels of grip and handling to provide the ultimate in track-day thrills and excitement.' – Javan Sports Cars.

    With phenomenal growth in the popularity of track days in recent years, a new class of track-orientated vehicles has emerged to cater for the needs of this exciting motoring activity. One of the best of the bunch is the Javan R1, a reincarnation of the Strathcarron track-day car introduced at the Geneva Salon in 1999. But whereas the Strathcarron used a Triumph motorcycle engine and gearbox, the Javan represents a total engineering redesign resulting from five years of development. Hand built to order, the R1 incorporates a full aluminium honeycomb monocoque, all stainless steel suspension, the fabulous 9,000rpm 2.0-litre Honda Type R engine/gearbox and a host of proven top-quality components. With the Javan mapping, the Honda engine produces in excess of 200bhp while retaining perfect behaviour on the public highway, but is formidable on the track. This power, combined with an unladen weight of just 670kg, endows the Javan R1 with superbike-rivalling performance: 0-100km/h (62mph) being achieved in time of 3.6 seconds with 160km/h (100mph) reachable in 9.8, the R1 racing through the standing quarter-mile in 12.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 140mph.

    The example offered here, chassis number '002', is the ex-works demonstrator and develops 220bhp. Registered new on 25th February 2008, '002' was used by Javan for publicity purposes, shows, photography and the occasional track day, and had covered fewer than 3,000 miles when it was offered for sale at Bonhams' Goodwood Revival Meeting auction in September 2009 (Lot 221) and purchase there by the current vendor. The car has covered only another 600 miles since acquisition and is currently MoT'd and taxed. Offered with sundry bills and Swansea V5C, this is a beautifully engineered and seriously quick little car with the added bonus of exclusivity, reliability and ease of maintenance.
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