$10k for this?
$10k for this?
Did you read the description?Seems they are something special to some folks.These bikes are super rare to begin with and to find one in this superb mint as new condition is incredible. The NS400R is a true replica based on the NR500 that Freddie Spencer raced to win the GP championship
Like old collectible cars perhaps
I always wanted one of those. It's overpriced but it looks pretty mint and to the right people it's a collectable. Maybe he's a transplant from Vancouver, that would explain the price.
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I did read that it was a Freddie Spencer replica, and it is in very nice shape. Still a bit steep though.
Although, a '32 Ford selling for $40,000 doesn't make sense either when you're thinking of depreciating value.
Actually ITs worth it..
Hols show had one there a couple years ago, prob still there a NSR400 (some tobacco logo) its was over 15g's then that was 4 years ago.
Plus on further detail its a V4 2 stroke, so It'll kill a 600 or even a 750...
Last edited by clutch; 10-17-2007 at 04:51 PM.
It may well be a little overpriced since no one has bid on it at all yet. But it's one of those deals where just the right person with money has to appear. Collectable stuff is like that. I guess the question at that point is if it's collectable or not. It's a stock bike after all and not the actual bike that Fast Freddie actually rode.
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Sure is in nice shape thats for sure, but at 21 years old it would need a rebuild as the seals get old and crusty. Wonder if you can still get parts?(sucking air in through the crank seal is not good)
If I remember correctly they were only imported into Canada in 1986, just the one year.
Its NOT a V-4, it has 3 cylinders. As far as power goes....it was so-so. With the right tuning they went better than the Yamaha RZ 350, but in stock form they were pretty evenly matched. It definatly handled better then the ole RZ though. When it was new in 1986 it would still have been a bit slower than the 600 of the day, not much though!
Brings back memories....my buddy wadded up his NS400 on Pender Island, and I raced against lots of them "back in the day" Chuck was pretty dam quick on his.
I used to race against those at Westwood on an RZ 350. They were a little quicker than the RZ but you could usually make it up on the brakes and in the turns.
our RG500's ate those things for lunch. if i remember correctly there was one amateur, a short redheaded guy who could lap westwood pretty quick on his but other than that one they were no match for the gamma.
i digress, they are still a cool bike.
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chuck downie ripped one pretty good at westwood.
Wow, does that bring back memories! I bought one of Jamie Emery's NS400Rs in 1990 for $2,500, raced it at Seattle for a while, then sold it for $3,000. It ran beautifully and the handling was unbelieveable, especially back then, and probably even now would be impressive.
Funny, though, that after I sold it I bought and raced an FZR400, a bike with probably 15 fewer hp, I was immediately more than 10 seconds faster around S.I.R. on it... go figure...
I believe the NS sold for $6,499 new in 1986, and while I miss mine and would love it back, it would be difficult to spend 10-grand on even a pristine example like this ebay one. Ah, who am I kidding? If I had 10-grand to throw away on a piece of nostalgia, I'd probably go for it.
Here's my old NS in '92, just before I track-prepped it again (it wasn't a bad little street bike):
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Very cool piece of motorcycling nostalgia.
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It's cool like the old RZ's of which I have 2 500's and a 350, like the good old Gamma 250 and 500, it's a ring ding and they just don't make them any more 'nuff said.......