VFR400R (NC30) Model Info

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Honda RVF 400

VFR400RK-N (NC30) Model


NC30 model can be found on a small white located under the passenger (and also on the bar code behind the license plate). many NC30s were not through official channels, registration documents are notoriously as a means of determining their of manufacture.

This is because documents on ‘grey’ imports are intended to reflect the year a was first sold in the country of which is usually not the year the was manufactured. In addition, many appear to have been by dealers as new in Japan some after being manufactured, so the that ended up on even the registration document may not correspond to the actual year of manufacture. the most accurate way of referring to (and other ‘grey’ is by model letter.

Model letters used by appear to correspond with the VIN letters used in the United since the early 1980s the same cannot be said for the numbers themselves). (Here is a bit about VINs.) As a result, manufactured in 1989 carry the letter K, 1990 bikes are L etc. (with the letters I, O, Q, U and Z skipped). Some Honda however, have additional (possibly relating only to scheme) using roman and the NC30 is one of these.

The first was the K model introduced in 1989. Ks are not much different than the models, they have at two significant differences that them somewhat less The first difference is the standard forks, which, in addition to of an older design, lack rebound damping adjustment.

Because these forks use the damping-rod design, they less well than-and are difficult to modify than-the cartridge forks found on the models (and on most model Honda sport (For more information the differences between the two kinds of an excellent primer is RaceTech’s Thede’s article on cartridge .) The second less-desirable aspect of the K is their rear shock Later NC30 models equipped with remote Showa shocks, while the models lacked this, and are known for having very suspension. Apart from the differences, Ks had relatively small carburetor jets (Keihin in all four carburetors, rather the different (115s in the front and 118s in the rear carbs) found on the later models.

Paint schemes on the NC30s from emulating the RC30’s red-white-and-blue design into an (also known as ‘OKI’ red-white-and-blue-with several color within each of these themes. The only other cosmetic differences between the K, L and N related to the colors of the braking ( i.e . the brake calipers and disc which went from on the K to black on the L and early N and finally to on the final N variations, the N-III and

Although their numbers are few, it is clear that were NC30s produced for sale in a few markets outside of The NC30 was sold in the United and Austria, as indicated in the UK-spec Manual and Microfiche, from through sometime in 1993, and in and Germany from late through sometime in 1993.

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Honda RVF 400

In the UK and there were no more two color schemes available, the red-white-blue on the L model and a different scheme (very similar to the J-spec L) on the M model. France and in which only the M model was imported, had a similar red-white-blue scheme as on the UK and Austrian M model.

As a rule, officially exported sold through official dealers in Europe were expensive, compared to other being sold in the same compared to what the bikes for in Japan. Not surprisingly, they sell very well, may account for the mis-matched model and sales dates.

Apart the color schemes, country-specific are minor, but can be noticeable. In general, UK- and bikes, had larger, hinged (similar to the RC30’s), market-specific oil coolers and (in the UK) MPH speedometers. German-spec and NC30s had significantly larger hinged mirrors, different and oil coolers.

Export models lacked the Japanese home speed restrictions, so they not restricted and, accordingly, equipped with higher-reading

The following table details the serial and engine numbers for of the NC30 production run:

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