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The Spring Sale / Property of the late Alan Windsor, 1988 Honda VFR750R Type RC30 Frame no. RC30-2000623 Engine no. RC30E-2000690

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Property of the late Alan Windsor, 1988 Honda VFR750R Type RC30
Registration no. E39 KTR Frame no. RC30-2000623 Engine no. RC30E-2000690
23 April 2022, 10:00 BST
Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground

Sold for £47,150 inc. premium

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Property of the late Alan Windsor
1988 Honda VFR750R Type RC30
Registration no. E39 KTR
Frame no. RC30-2000623
Engine no. RC30E-2000690

• One owner
• 5,894 miles from new
• Last taxed in 2007

One of the modern era's few immediately collectible classics, the Honda VFR750R - better known as the 'RC30' - was created for just one reason: to win the World Superbike Championship, a feat it achieved in the nascent series' first two seasons of 1988 and '89. And while American Fred Merkel was bringing Honda its first two WSB crowns, Britain's Carl Fogarty used an RC30 to win the TT F1 World Championship in 1988 and '89, and the equivalent FIM Cup in 1990. No mere short circuit scratcher, the RC30 and its derivatives proved durable enough to win a hat-full of Endurance Classics too. That this latter requirement was also part of the design brief may be determined from the fact that a quick-release front fork and single-sided swinging arm - essential for speedy wheel changes - were part of an unrivalled specification that included a twin-spar alloy beam frame, 16-valve V4 engine with gear-driven cams, close-ratio six-speed gearbox and four-pot front brake calipers. All of which did not come cheap: at the time of its launch in 1988 an RC30 cost £8,499, getting on for double the cost of other super-sports 750s. Despite the passage of time and progress of motorcycle technology, the RC30 remains a match for the latest generation of sports bikes but possesses exclusivity that none of them can approach. "No other bike from the late-Eighties is lusted after like the RC30," reckoned Bike, and few would disagree.
Alan Windsor acquired this RC30 from Harry Gill Motors (Gosport) Ltd on 18th March 1988 and registered it in the name of his company, Lasting Impressions of London SW19 (sales invoice and related correspondence on file). Last taxed to the end of 2007 and currently displaying a total of 5,894 miles on the odometer, the machine will require re-commissioning to a greater or lesser extent before returning to the road. Its mechanical condition is not known and it should be noted that the battery is flat and that the front brakes are binding. Accompanying documentation consists of the original service booklet (unstamped), SORN paperwork, some expired MoTs, and old/current V5/V5C registration documents.
Offered with key


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