Honda NR750 & RC30, Newly Uncrated

Honda History

A Honda motorcycle dealership in Sweden has just discovered, lurking in the dark recesses of the shop, one each of arguably Honda’s ultimate motorcycles ever built. The rare historical motorcycles were still in the original crates and perfectly preserved.

The Honda NR750 was the road-going version of their 32-valve oval-pistoned racebike, and the Honda RC30 was a beautifully handcrafted expression of their Vee-four superbike legacy.

Inside, each of the Honda NR750’s four oval pistons are fed by eight valves and attached via two connecting rods.

The RC30 debut was in 1988 but only in Europe, and quickly went on to win two World Superbike (WSBK) Championships titles under the talented Fred Merkel. Honda later brought the RC30 to an eagerly awaiting America in 1990.

This subtitled video shows the V4 bikes being unpacked and cleaned ready for display in the showroom.

 

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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007 and is currently Editor at Large at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of 365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).