1987 NS400R vs. 1977 RD400 Cafe racer - Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums
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1987 Honda NS400R 9 56.25%
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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-20-2005, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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1987 NS400R vs. 1977 RD400 Cafe racer

Which of the two bikes would you have?

Assume both put out approximately 75-90 hp.

The NS400R is stock in appearance, much like this one:



The RD400 has a fresh motor , putting out similar, if not , more power than the honda. It looks similar to this bike, not quite as flashy:

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I have a thing for cafe racers but I would still like to have the NS
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Id get the rd
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-26-2005, 02:08 PM
 
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One vote for the ns400r
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I'd go with the NS. It's more exotic, looks better and, to me, sounds better. Also more fun to ride. Might have some trouble finding high end rubber for it, because I believe it had a 16 inch front and like a 110 or 120 rear. Hell, I'm getting too old to remember the specs!!
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Rd all the way.
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fuck flashy, the RD is where its at. i love hondas but Yamaha truly outdid themselves with the RD. just a sick-ass, no frills, 2stroke monster. my

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-19-2005, 09:17 AM
 
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I can't believe I'm about to say this 'cause I'm such a HUGE Honda fan...

Go with the RD! They're absolute beasts! Fun as hell! And it's a cafe racer, so you'll always get lots of attention with it. There just aren't enough people out there who understand the NS well enough to actually appreciate it (and parts are a bitch too).

Personally, I'd buy both if the prices were right. Speaking of which, how much are they both being sold for?
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See I didn't relize there was a both option
I would have to take turns riding them.
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