Honda RVF750 R Type RC45 1996  Frame no. RC45 2000511 Engine no. 2000511

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Honda RVF750 R Type RC45 1996
Frame no. RC45 2000511 Engine no. 2000511

Sold for € 21,275 (US$ 23,691) inc. premium
Honda RVF750 R Type RC45 1996
Frame no. RC45 2000511
Engine no. 2000511
• Machine emblématique « homologation special » du WSB
• Deux propriétaires depuis l'origine
• 4 300 km au compteur
• Immatriculée en France

Remplaçante de l'exotique VFR750 R (RC30ç, la RVF750 (RC45), une autre machine de course « routière », était encore plus exclusive. Comme son illustre devancière, la RC45 était une « homologation special » en série limitée à peine déguisée, conçue pour donner à Honda les moyens de remporter le World Superbike Championship.

Tout en étant très voisine de la RC30, la RC45 résultait d'un développement plus poussé et presque tous les composants avaient été soigneusement passés au crible par les techniciens de Honda dans le seul but de les améliorer. Assemblée manuellement sur une ligne de montage dédiée de Honda Racing Corporation, la RC45 était forcément chère : à son lancement, elle coûtait plus de 50 pour cent de plus qu'une Ducati 916 !

Cette RC45 a été achetée neuve à Genève (Suisse) par un passionné mature qui accomplit 4 000 des 4 300 km affichés au compteur. Il la donna en reprise à un négociant de la région de Lausanne où elle fut acquise par le vendeur actuel il y a un peu plus d'un an. Ce négociant effectua tous les travaux de remise en état nécessités sur une machine âgée de 20 ans dont la réfection de la pompe à essence (un problème connu sur la RC45) et le remplacement des bougies, des fluides, des filtres et des pneus ( par des Pirelli). La machine est offerte avec son carnet de garantie d'origine, la liste des pièces et sa carte grise française.

Footnotes

  • 1996 Honda RVF750R Type RC45
    Frame no. RC45 2000511
    Engine no. 2000511

    • Iconic WSB 'homologation special'
    • Two owners from new
    • 4,300 kilometres recorded
    • Registered in France
    .



    Replacement for the exotic VFR750R (RC30), the RVF750 (RC45) was another racer-for-the-road and even more exclusive. Like its illustrious predecessor, the RC45 was a thinly disguised, limited edition, 'homologation special' intended to provide Honda with the means to win the World Superbike Championship.

    Although clearly related to the RC30, the RC45 took development to the next level, there being scarcely a single component that had not been carefully scrutinised by Honda technicians with a view to improvement. Hand built on a special assembly line at Honda Racing Corporation, the RC45 was necessarily expensive: when launched it cost over 50 percent more than a Ducati 916!

    This RC45 was purchased new in Geneva, Switzerland by a mature enthusiast, who rode it for 4,000 careful kilometres out of the 4,300 showing on the odometer. He then part-exchanged it with a dealer near Lausanne, from whom it was purchased by the current vendor a little more than one year ago. The dealer carried out all the re-commissioning required by this 20-year-old machine, including renewing the fuel pump (a known issue with the RC45) and replacing the spark plugs, fluids, filters and tyres (with Pirellis). The machine is offered with its original guarantee book, parts list and French Carte Grise.

Saleroom notices

  • The engine number is RC45E-2000535. This machine is registered with a Swiss Carte Grise. It is therefore subject to 6% Import Duty on the eventual hammer price. Cette machine est immatriculee avec une carte grise Suisse. Pour cette raison il y a 6% importation sur le price de marteau.
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Honda RVF750 R Type RC45 1996  Frame no. RC45 2000511 Engine no. 2000511
Honda RVF750 R Type RC45 1996  Frame no. RC45 2000511 Engine no. 2000511
Honda RVF750 R Type RC45 1996  Frame no. RC45 2000511 Engine no. 2000511
Honda RVF750 R Type RC45 1996  Frame no. RC45 2000511 Engine no. 2000511
Honda RVF750 R Type RC45 1996  Frame no. RC45 2000511 Engine no. 2000511
Honda RVF750 R Type RC45 1996  Frame no. RC45 2000511 Engine no. 2000511
Honda RVF750 R Type RC45 1996  Frame no. RC45 2000511 Engine no. 2000511
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