Below are illustrations of each of the NC21 and NC24 color schemes available throughout their production:
Note that there is a "Type2" VFR400RG, but no "official" picture of it, though its parts are described in the Parts Catalogue (based on the descriptions of the colored parts in the Honda Parts Catalogue, it has some yellow in its fairing and white wheels).
So...what's going on with the "No." and "Type" designations? In the front of the Honda Parts Catalogues of this era are small colour pictures of the different colour schemes available for each model. These pictures are labeled "No.1", "No.2", etc. and include the paint color for that paint scheme. However, the "No." designations are not used on the parts pages within the catalogue. Parts that are painted are (usually) described using "Type" designations as well as the paint code for the colour they are painted. What is the connection between the "No." designations under the pictures and the "Types" used on the parts pages? Usually, they are the same, so paint scheme No.1 corresponds to *Type1* in the parts pages. But not always!
Interestingly, not all "Types" are used, some "Types" are used more than once (in the same catalogue) and there are paint schemes that do not have a corresponding "No." (or picture). These anomalys have been reflected in the model identification pictures on this Web site to the extent they are reflected in the Honda Parts Catalogues for each model.
The following table details certain information for the NC21 and NC24 production runs:
|No.||Type||Model Year||Model Name||Year Code||Model Code||Color Code||Color(s)||Beg. Engine #||Beg. Frame #||Carb ID #|
|1||6||1986||VFR400Z||G||NC21||NH-138K||Shasta white/Fighting red||NC13E-1030098||NC21-1000077||VDA0A|
|3||4||1986||VFR400R||G||NC21||NH-138K||Shasta white/Fighting red||NC13E-1030017||NC21-1000011||VDA0A|
|9||--||1987||VFR400R-II||H||NC24||NH196I||Ross white (Rothmans)||NC13E-1059737||NC24-1009051||VDE2C|
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