Honda VFR750R RC30 For Sale

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Honda VFR750R RC30
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Insurance Costs: 8 of 10
Current Prices: £34,000–£24,000

What Is It?

The Honda VFR750R RC30 is a rare iconic sports bike which was created for the World Superbike Championship by HRC and is now seen as an investment opportunity. It's powered by a liquid cooled 748 cc V4 16 valve engine, producing 94 bhp at 11,300 rpm and maximum torque at 9,800 rpm.

Features include:

  • Aluminium twin spar frame and swingarm
  • Dual 310 mm discs up front with Nissin four piston calipers
  • 220 mm disc at the rear with Nissin two piston caliper
  • Adjustable 43 mm Showa quick release fork with 120 mm travel
  • Adjustable Showa rear shock with 130 mm travel
  • Stainless Steel 4->2->1 exhaust system
  • 4 Keihin VD 38 mm carbs
  • Slipper clutch, single seat
  • 6 speed gearbox

While it's based on the 35 kg heavier standard VFR750 there are a number of key differences which, along with the very low numbers around, keep the price sky high. Firstly it's a proper race bike which happens to be road legal and it dominated the Isle of Man TT race in the late 80s.

The engine features gear driven camshafts, Titanium conrods, 360° crank setup and close ratio gearbox with very tall first gear (up to around 80 mph). It also features a specially designed clutch, water pump, oil pump, cylinder head, valve train and pistons.

The 6-spoke 17" front wheel takes a 120/70 tyre and the 8-spoke 18" rear wheel a 170/60 tyre.

Did You Know?

Only 3,000 were made with 1,000 restricted to 77bhp for the Japanese market (black mirrors and smaller headlights).

Specs

Launch RRP: £8,500

Capacity: 748 cc (average)

Power: 94 bhp / 70 kW (average)

Red Line: 12,500 rpm (high)

Top Speed: 155 mph / 249 km/h (very high)

Economy: 35 mpg / 8.1 L/100km (poor)

Range: 140 miles / 225 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 18.0 litres / 4.0 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 800 mm / 31.5 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 208 kg / 459 pounds (heavy)

Dry Weight: 185 kg / 408 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.452 bhp/kg / 0.337 kW/kg

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
1988
£30,000
£24,000
£21,000
26,200
1990
£34,000
£27,200
£23,800
26,900

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
1988
13
80
93
30 / month
1989
13
81
94
Rarely
1990
3
20
23
30 / month

Source: DVLA