1989 HONDA 850CC VFR750R RC30
Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 235
Year : 1989
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : F21 EGN
Chassis No. : # RC30-2100061
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


The vendor purchased this RC30 in March 1996 and was told by the previous owner that it was an ex-race bike tuned by Paul Mascal and refitted with its original road-going parts. The Honda was then sent for a full restoration to TTS Performance where it was discovered that the engine had an increased compression ratio and a home-made enlarged sump. The cylinder bores were in poor condition so it was decided to increase capacity to 850cc using JE pistons. In addition, the cylinder head was gas-flowed and the original carburettors cleaned and rejetted. Super Unleaded petrol is mandatory, and the engine runs a little better at low revs with a little Sunoco race fuel added.
After the machine had been stripped, the frame and swingarm were polished, the front and rear suspension replaced with custom parts from WPS, and the brakes upgraded with Harrison Billet 6-pot callipers. When the Honda returned home, the vendor was amazed at the improvement in performance and handling. Since the rebuild, the RC30 has been to the Isle of Man for TT fortnight twice and has done two track days, all back in 1997/1998. Since then it has had very occasional use and has sat unridden for six-plus years after a house move. It was recently fully serviced by Louigi Moto and has new tyres.