• Year of manufacture 
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  • Engine number 
    NC13E 1501622
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1994 Honda RVF400R (NC35)
Registration no. L242 HEN
Frame no. NC35 1001615
Engine no. NC13E 1501622

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 mini race-reps was the NC21, which was followed by the NC24 with RC30-style single-sided swinging arm. Restricted to a maximum of 59PS (59.8bhp) for the Japanese market, these models were not officially imported into the UK, unlike the successor NC30 which boasted a specification not far short of the RC's: alloy beam frame, single-sided swinger, close-ratio gearbox, twin-lamp fairing, RC-type brakes and a 360-degree crankshaft; a class-leading specification justified by the fact that Honda had it sights set on the Isle of Man TT's Supersport 400 class. When the RC30's replacement – the RC45 – was introduced in 1994, the 400cc supersports V4 was similarly upgraded, to NC35 specification. Boasting RC45 looks and equally exemplary build quality, but at a fraction of the cost, the NC35 is already one of the most collectible classics of the 1990s. Imported from Japan and first registered in 1998, the NC35 offered here currently displays a total of 16,440 kilometres (approximately 10,100 miles) on the odometer and is standard apart from a carbon exhaust can. The machine is offered with a part V5C document and all MoTs and service bills.

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