1994 Honda RC45
Viewing by appointment only.
We are very proud to offer this beautiful Honda RVF750 “RC45”.
The successor to the legendary RC30….. The RC45.
Both the RC30 & RC45 are incredibly popular bikes, seen as true icons of the era, arguably the pinnacle of homologation bikes & the RC45 is one of the best made bikes to leave Honda.
One of the rarest bikes Honda have ever sold to the public, conflicting reports on how many exactly, but the official number was believed to be 200qty produced.
Some reports states over 500qty, but either way it is an extremely rare & very sought after bike.
To find a zero mile example such as this is extremely rare.
Beautiful original paintwork
Stunning order throughout
Well stored its entire life
Both original keys
Currently decommissioned for display purposes
With the RC30 having been very succesful, Honda needed a fresh answer to the likes of Ducati, that answer came in the form of the RC45. Like the RC30, the RC45 was powered by a liquid-cooled, 749cc V4, but unlike the RC30, it was fitted with tunable electronic fuel-injection very similar to that found on the NR750.
The changes did not stop at fuel injection, the RVF’s V4 boasted low-friction pistons, ceramic & graphite impregnated cylinder liners, titanium conrods, & a close-ratio six-speed gearbox with undercut shift dogs, this was alongside various chassis changes over the previous RC30 as well.
The RC45 won a World Superbike championship with American John Kocinski when he won the 1997 FIM Superbike World Championship. Jim Moodie from a standing start, on an RC45 Honda lapped in 18:11.4 seconds, 124.45 mph in the 1999 Isle of Man TT. Miguel Duhamel won the 1995 US AMA Superbike & the 1996 Daytona 200 on an RC45. Miguel came in 2nd in 1996 & 2nd again 1997 on the RC45, then a season ending crash in 1998 injured his leg. However, Ben Bostrom won the 1998 AMA Superbike Championship on an RC45. The bike was used to win the Endurance FIM World Championship six times between 1984 & 1998. Michael Rutter won the 1998 Macau Grand Prix.
Body & Paintwork
We have detailed the original paintwork, the gloss levels & clarity are fantastic, the paintwork which can often loose its ‘pop’ looks superb.
Again the wheels are in original finish & still look great, the mirrors, bar ends & indicators are all without damage & of course are the original items..
A truly beautiful example, of a very special bike.
Interior & Trim
All trims, switchgear, pegs, handles & seats are in superb order.
We have currently drained the fuel from the bike & removed the battery, predicting that the bike will likely go into a collection with such low miles, obviously we can easily & quickly have the bike up & running should a buyer choose so.
This example still has the original engine fitted of course, all ancillaries present well, as does the engine itself.
All running gear is in superb order.
Zero modifications, the original tyres are even still fitted!