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The NS400 is quite a physically big bike, didn’t realise. Would love a big 2 stroke but they’re getting to be silly money these days......
. . . which is good for those of us who own them:wink2:.

On the other hand, it is a shame that those newer to our passion, and who haven't experienced the joys (or otherwise) of two strokes do have to pay so much for even a reasonable example now.
 

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I missed the main 2 stroke era although they were still making RGV and RS 250s then. The RGVs were just too small for my 6 foot frame. Many things are on my bucket list. One of those is to ride a 500 2 stroke. That sound :heart: My mate is restoring an RZ500 and I am patiently waiting.... but he has a number of bikes to restore.
 

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. . . My mate is restoring an RZ500 and I am patiently waiting.... but he has a number of bikes to restore.
Can't believe I'm saying this, but the RZ500 tops the NS400R in looks, appeal, and performance.

Probably one of only two Yamaha's I'd buy, the other being the 50th Anniversary, Kenny Roberts' liveried (yellow and black) R1, the same as our friend @anothermvfanatic has stashed away.
 

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I missed the main 2 stroke era although they were still making RGV and RS 250s then. The RGVs were just too small for my 6 foot frame. Many things are on my bucket list. One of those is to ride a 500 2 stroke. That sound :heart: My mate is restoring an RZ500 and I am patiently waiting.... but he has a number of bikes to restore.
Rgv is not too small. Youll be right mate, Im 511 and its no prob, so i think ul be ok.
Heres my mint 95 rgv
 

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What have you got to say about those Nigel? >:)
Well . . . they belong to the man with the double-stacked 'museum'!!:grin2:

Love the VFR and CBR 400s. I'm assuming they're USA livery because ours (UK) are always so much more garish. I'd wally into buying the red and black if it were here:surprise::wink2:.

Track bike (and I can't even tell what year:rolleyes: is great, and appears to have a heap of $$$ sunk into it. It is always great to see what other enthusiasts have in their collections. Whether one bike or ten, I'm sure we all appreciate them for what they are and the history they have.

Thanks for sharing, Enrico.:wink2:
 

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What have you got to say about those Nigel?
Well . . . they belong to the man with the double-stacked 'museum'!!


Love the VFR and CBR 400s. I'm assuming they're USA livery because ours (UK) are always so much more garish. I'd wally into buying the red and black if it were here
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Track bike (and I can't even tell what year<img src="http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" /> is great, and appears to have a heap of $$$ sunk into it. It is always great to see what other enthusiasts have in their collections. Whether one bike or ten, I'm sure we all appreciate them for what they are and the history they have.

Thanks for sharing, Enrico.
The Vfr and the cbr are Japanese from origin. They were only made for the Japanese and Uk market. I live in the Netherlands btw, so just over the canal. Not that far away:)

The Fireblade is something special. Look at some pictures of J. Rea his 2010 WSBK Ten Kate blade and you will see. 😉
 

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So Haslam on the new Honda tops the time chart at Jerez test last weekend !! Honda is back in WSBK I guess.
 

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I can clearly remember the time I first heard a Honda V4 up at the race track, Wally (Mal) Campbell on one of the first in Oz was tooling down the hill and we all were amazed at the sound of the V4.
Like a Duke but much more sexy.
That was around '86 or '87.
 

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I missed the main 2 stroke era although they were still making RGV and RS 250s then. The RGVs were just too small for my 6 foot frame. Many things are on my bucket list. One of those is to ride a 500 2 stroke. That sound :heart: My mate is restoring an RZ500 and I am patiently waiting.... but he has a number of bikes to restore.
I was lucky, I experienced the peak 2T era, the Yammy RDs, my mate had a TZ350 race bike, first time I hit the 'ton' on a bike was a Suzuki T500 and one of the scariest bikes I ever rode was the Kwaka Mk3 - 500cc of madness, unintentional wheelies, severe transition into the power band, scary brakes and worst handling eva! :stopp:
I am *still* enjoying the 2T era with my 2010 RS125, so much fun...
 

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Thanks BGS. There's a few doing the rounds now. A longer one by Visordown:

That's just Honda trying to whet the appetites of the buying community. Consensus though at the moment is that the bike's too expensive. As often happens though, it's those who aren't even in the market who makes such throw away comments.

Was the Senna, Claudio, SPR, expensive? Yes.

Did they (and still do they) offer value and enjoyment to their captive market? Yes.

End of story!:wink2:
 

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John one of best bikes Honda ever made.Does that bike have gear driven cams? If it has a cam chain make sure its good condition as Honda V4s of that time had issues with bad timing chains .
 
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