Release Date: October 1, 1986
Price: Y559,000
Number Sold in 1987 : 18,798 Units
The First Model to Compete with the Yamaha Competitor

This was the first commemerated. Released for sale in the fall of 86, as a 87 model year. The NSR 2-stroke 90 degree V-Twin single crank engine layout is similar to it's predecessor. Taken directly from the NSR500 and 250 works machines, the air intake is tilted forward at 20 degrees with a valve reed intake system. Carburetors are a 28mm flat sided style. The RC Valve exhaust system is continuously varied by a computer controlled timing system. The cylinders are hard coated with a nickle silicon carbide particles over the aluminum walls that provides extreme cooling capabilities at high RPM high performance output. The cassette type transmission provides great power in a compact lightweight design, while providing improved maintenance at the race track. The frame is a large cast aluminum front section, with extruded cross members main tube. The adjustable aluminum extruded swing arm is used to achive high rigidity.

The first NSR became a huge hit at the time of release. Honda achieved the top sales volumns over Yahama for the first time in 1987 for the 2-stroke sportbike market.

Wheel Base1.360m
Ground Clearance0.135m
Seat Height0.750m
Weight (Dry)141 (125)kg
Seating Capacity2 persons
Fuel Economy41.0km/l (at 50km/h)
Engine TypeMC16E
two-cycle - liquid cooled
90 degree V-twin cylinder - reed valve
Bore X Stroke54.0 x 54.5mm
Compression Ratio6.2
Maximum Output45PS/9,500rpm
Maximum Torque3.6kg-m/8,500rpm
Starting MethodKick
Oil Capacity2.2l
Fuel Capacity16l
TransmissionConstant Mesh 6-speed
Tire Size (Front)100/80-17 52 H
Tire Size (Rear)130/70-18 63 H
Brakes (Front)Hydraulic Dual Disc
Brake (Rear)Hydraulic Disc
Suspension (Front)Telescopic (with air spring cylinder)
Suspension (Rear)Swing-arm (Pro-Link)
FrameAluminum, Twin tube.