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and it is a rothmans replica, even rarer. I don't think they ever sold the NSR in the states, most of the ones I have seen are imports from canada.

That bike looks abused. The fairing is a crappy aftermarket (probably airtech) and i tlooks like the bike has sat outside or in storage for a while (look at that dirt dust and rust).

Still for a bike you normally cannot find it looks like a good deal. I'd buy it if I werent so broke.
 

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Yeah, I'm droooling. Of course I'd be dead in a week if I had that bike....
Its a 400c 2stroke streetbike. They don't have THAT much power. Maybe 40hp if you're lucky...

You can tell the seller is an idiot but the "Has 3 functional exhausts"... oooooh ok, I sure hope it does. Its a triple.
 

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Yeah, three functional exhausts, what a treat! I know a guy with one of these. It came from Canada and he pulled some shady deal and registered it as a VFR.
 

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the NS400R in canadian trim makes 72hp at 9500RPM and 39ft-lbs of torque at 8500 rpm. Japanese ns400rs were rumored to be 100hp. The bikes wet weight is 418 lbs. It has a six speed cable transmission and gets about 36mpg which isn't too bad for a two stroke. Bike turns a 12.32 1/4 mile time at 109 mph. Sounds plenty dangerous to me.

a stock ns400r is supposed to look like this:



a Rothmans replica is a special edition and hella rare, espically since it is rumored that none were supposed to make it to north america. In nice shape it looks like this:





Edited by - Geeto67 on Mar 06 2006 01:31:40 AM
 

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forgot to add, the engine is not an inline three like the kawi or suzi triples. It is a parallel twin with a third cylinder at a 90 degree angle between the first and second cylinder. here is a pic of the engine:



Based on this engine alone I am convinced that honda is wonderful.

BTW, in case you guys can't pony up the dosh for a real NS400R, kyosho makes an RC replica for $200+, the best part is the rider actually leans the bike.
 

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Screwy engine.... one cylinder with reeds in the crankcase and the others with reeds in the cylinders.... odd.


The RZ500 has a wierd comfig as well. Two crankcase, two cylinder. I must admit I'm suprised by the 72 hp.... neat bike. But I'm in bike selling mode, not buying...
 

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http://www.ns400r.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2230


yeah, they make around 50hp... still a nice bike, though. Nikasil cylinders are cool.
yeah I figured honda was exaggerating and using the "at the crank" numbers. Still to put things in perspective a SOHC cb750 only makes about 50hp at the rear wheel (I have seen stock bikes on a dyno range from 49-58hp so it all depends on how tired they are also) and weighs 500lbs. This bike makes the same number and weighs 100lbs less.

It would have been great if we could have gotten the NSR and the RGV imported in the states back in the day, would me awsome to race around on some old race replica two strokers.
 
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