What Honda’s fabulous 400 gave us
Yes, the VFR400R was an official import (@£5899!) but as a grey it was less than £3k and sparked a whole wave of exotic arrivals.
A MINI RC30
Previous 400Rs, such as the NC24, were sweet enough but the 30 was a mini replica of the exotic, unreachable VFR750R.
Women and smaller riders loved the bike's dimensions and light agility. Danielle Wykes, pictured below, was just one of them.
The NC isn’t just a replica of the most successful TT bike ever, it was raced there, too, by the likes of Foggy, Jefferies and Hizzy.