think you have what it takes to make it as a Bike of the Month? If so,
please contact me with some pictures and info so we can show off your
NSR to the entire world to see.
2010/January 2011 Bike of the Month belongs to a Japanese rider whose
nick name is STIG from the Eastern part of Japan.
bought this NSR directly from JHA motors in 2006 when they released a
very limited number of "RS FORCE" complete machines for the
Japanese market that were hand selected, restored and rebuilt by JHA themselves
that do not know about JHA (pronounced JAW-HA) and their amazing products
for the NSR line up that were super popular in the late 1980's, 1990's
and early 2000 years. They were famous for winning races and making the
best pipes around. Nearly every NSR winning racer in Japan had JHA pipes
on their bikes back than.
the years, JHA occasionally sold JHA "Complete Machines", this
particular bike was known as the "RS FORCE Complete Machine"
and was to be the last ever complete bike built by JHA before they closed
NSR 250 started its life out as an original 1994 SP model. JHA only used
SP bikes for their complete machine builds. Jha then pulled the entire
bike apart to the frame and each part on the bike was inspected and either
cleaned up, rebuilt or replaced with new ones.
was designed by JHA based on the latest RS250 bodywork back in those days
and manufactured by ALFA-RAYS in Yokohama city. They had made fiberglass
and carbon fiber parts in the past (now have moved on to helmet making
and custom paint work) ALFA-RAYS also took care of the paint work for
the JHA complete machine RS FORCE bikes.
fairing featured a ram air induction system to work with the JHA carbon
box and deeper velocity stacks. The mirrors featured molded in front turn
signals for a cleaner and more aerodynamic look. The lower fairing was
very close to the RS250 piece. The headlights with their HID lights really
gave the RS FORCE bike its unique look that even today still looks ultra
modern and sharp. The rear seat also based on the RS250 seat but totally
original still used the original and classic NSR twin round brake lights
with a carbon fiber piece that was molded to fit the seat with molded
in turn signals that worked with the stock wiring and bulbs. The RS
FORCE seat also used a custom made aluminum seat frame and battery
box that helped reduce weight by several kilograms.
the best point about the new RS FORCE bikes were the complete and all
new stainless exhaust systems now known as the RS FORCE 304 kits. These
were the first run of stainless kits for JHA and could be ordered with
titanium silencers which was a first for the NSR series. These pipes alone
fitted with the supplied wood ruff key gave a simple bolt on 18 HP at
the rear wheel, saved serious pounds in weight and were just plain cool
standard features on this original RS FORCE bike were the JHA tachometer
face plate, carbon fiber style meter cover, hand made JHA
rear maintenance stand and front and rear carbon fiber fenders. All
engines on complete JHA bikes were rebuilt in-house at JHA and combined
with their RS FORCE 304 pipe kits, the VHM headsets, JHA carb box kit
and mods, ram air, rejetting and more were able to hit an honest 65-66
HP with the stock MC28 OEM card
not stop there, they made and included custom billet rear sets for the
bikes, custom steel braided lines front and rear with improved pads and
rebuilt brakes all around. Suspension was rebuilt all around for heavy
duty and sport use and also came with a custom anodized gray HRC steering
damper. When these very rare and limited amount of complete JHA NSR bikes
went on sale they were priced at around $13,000 or so and only a small
handful were ever sold. This NSR that Stig owns was the very last RS FORCE
to be built by JHA before they closed their doors a short time later.
every month I try to feature a different NSR in this section. Recently
it has become a bimonthly feature due to time restrictions and a lack
of material. Above you can check out the featured Bike of the Month and
past Bikes of the Month. Do you think your NSR belongs here ? Then send
a few pictures and some information and maybe we can feature it here.
Mail me here. Cheers !!