1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21 Frame no. NC21 1011212 Engine no. NC13E 1041291
Lot 401N
1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21
Registration no. not UK registered Frame no. NC21 1011212 Engine no. NC13E 1041291
Sold for £ 3,220 (US$ 4,235) inc. premium

Lot Details
1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21 Frame no. NC21 1011212 Engine no. NC13E 1041291 1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21 Frame no. NC21 1011212 Engine no. NC13E 1041291 1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21 Frame no. NC21 1011212 Engine no. NC13E 1041291 1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21 Frame no. NC21 1011212 Engine no. NC13E 1041291 1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21 Frame no. NC21 1011212 Engine no. NC13E 1041291 1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21 Frame no. NC21 1011212 Engine no. NC13E 1041291 1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21 Frame no. NC21 1011212 Engine no. NC13E 1041291 1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21 Frame no. NC21 1011212 Engine no. NC13E 1041291 1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21 Frame no. NC21 1011212 Engine no. NC13E 1041291 1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21 Frame no. NC21 1011212 Engine no. NC13E 1041291 1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21 Frame no. NC21 1011212 Engine no. NC13E 1041291
1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21
Registration no. not UK registered
Frame no. NC21 1011212
Engine no. NC13E 1041291
Following the arrival of the VFR750R (RC30) race replica in the late 1980s, it was only to be expected that some of its style and technology would rub off on Honda's smaller V4s. The first of these min race-reps was the VFR400 NC21, which was followed by the NC24 with RC30-style single-sided swinging arm. One of the principal differences between the VFRs and the preceding VF models was the adoption of gear drive for the camshafts instead of a chain, the latter having acquired a not undeserved reputation for unreliability. Introduced in 1986, the NC21 featured a full fairing with single headlight, conventional double-sided swinging arm, triple disc brakes, hydraulic clutch, and a front fork incorporating Honda's TRAC anti-dive. Restricted to a maximum of 59PS (59.8bhp) for the Japanese market, these early models were not officially imported into the UK, unlike the successor NC30. Boasting RC30 looks (NC24) and equally exemplary build quality but at a fraction of the cost, the smaller NCs are among the most collectible classics of recent times.

Restored to standard specification, this NC21 is described by the vendor as in generally good condition and is said to run well. Offered with Netherlands registration papers.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.
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