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I wonder how well the bearing greases and plastics held up over the years. Usually the mineral oil separates after some years. Some seals depending on how manufacturing was that day, tend to dry rot.
 

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Sweet! Although at that price level I'd be more tempted by a nice Ducati D16RR DesmoSedici.

I wonder how well the bearing greases and plastics held up over the years. Usually the mineral oil separates after some years. Some seals depending on how manufacturing was that day, tend to dry rot.
In this case, I don't think that matters. The value of this bike -- the thing that makes it special -- is that it's untouched, unridden, from the crate. If you're going to ride it, you can get a nice one that is running well and usable for a good deal less than that. That bike will be bought for display -- a museum, or some rich guy's living room wall.

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When you said Honda porn, I was expecting a CBR600RR with a fuel gauge AND a gear indicator. Let down...
 

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Definitely for collectors only. That bike is garbage by today's standards.
Not even close to garbage. IMO its looks are as good if jot better than most new bikes and performance is still not bad. Is it a 2013 zx6r performance or handling wise? No. But absolutely not garbage compared to it.
 

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RC30? Psssh.... let me know when you find an RC35.
 

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?? RC35 .. restricted plastic covered Cop bike ?
Sorry, RC45. My bad.

They might be more common over on your side of the pond, but over here they only sold them one year and I think there were only 50 or so available.
 

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That bike is garbage by today's standards.
Take a RC30 to any local bike night and see if it gets more looks, conversation, and photographs taken of it than all of the other bikes in attendance combined.

As for performance, I surely hope a bike that is 25 years old wouldn't be able to hang with a current super sport. But the thing is, that RC30 absolutely dominated EVERYTHING (WSBK, Isle of Man, Endurance races) when it came out. No other manufacturer has never been able to say the same.
 

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Take a RC30 to any local bike night and see if it gets more looks, conversation, and photographs taken of it than all of the other bikes in attendance combined.

As for performance, I surely hope a bike that is 25 years old wouldn't be able to hang with a current super sport. But the thing is, that RC30 absolutely dominated EVERYTHING (WSBK, Isle of Man, Endurance races) when it came out. No other manufacturer has never been able to say the same.
Which is exactly why it's for collectors only, hence the price.

I agree, it was definitely ahead of its time. It's not a bike I'd lust after to ride given modern V4s like the Ape that would hand it its ass.
 
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