2000 Honda RC51

SOLD FOR: $9,095

Reserve price has been met.

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Description

Additional photos of this Honda RC51 are available here for your perusal.

Sold between in 2000 and 2006 in two different versions, the RC51 has gone down as one of the most legendary motorcycles to ever come out of Honda, well-deserving of the “RC” designation that’s graced other famous Hondas like the RC30, RC40, and RC45.

With 133 horsepower, 71 ft-lb of torque, and Honda reliability, it was an absolute gem. Cycle World thinks this is one of the best used bikes you can buy, and we’d have to agree. This was Honda’s take on the V-Twin replica racer, beating Ducati at it’s own game with multiple World Superbike Championships and a AMA Championship.

The seller of this example (VIN: JH2SC4538YM000334) is the second owner – he purchased it from the original owner in October of 2001 with 3,612 miles on it.

Since then he’s covered 10,748 and the odometer now shows 14,360 miles.

Modifications:
Ohlins shock sprung for 160 lb rider (original included).

Goodridge stainless front brake lines, windshield from a 2002 RC51 – the seller notes that it “has a slightly higher bubble” (original included), ProGrip handlebar grips (originals included).

Geared to 15/41 as compared to the stock 16/40 as the stock gearing is very high for the street. Jim Ahlmans speedometer correction unit installed to maintain proper speed reading.

Dynojet PowerCommander 3 installed with stock map to smooth out the fueling.

Clear tank scratch protection.

The sale includes the owner’s manual, genuine Honda service manual, tool kit, passenger seat, and two keys.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The seller notes a few minor flaws:

“Small crack in upper cowl around left mounting screw. This was very common with RC51’s and the crack is not all the way through and has not spread in the last 20 years. New upper cowls are still available from Honda if you wish to replace it.”

“Very small scratch on gas cap.”

“Small area of paint flaked off on swingarm.”

The seller states that there are no known mechanical issues. “The oil and filter were changed annually regardless of mileage (less than 500 miles per year on average). Spark plugs and air filters replaced at approximately 8,000 miles. Coolant and brake/clutch fluid changed every two years. Michelin Pilot Power 3 tires installed in 2016 and have less than 500 miles on them.

Inside of tank:

Currently located in Shelbourne, Vermont, this Honda is offered on a clean Vermont title with registration current through May 2022.

Have any RC51 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Shelbourne, Vermont

Year

2000

Make

Honda

Model

RC51

Mileage

14,360

VIN

JH2SC4538YM000334

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Vermont

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 32

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: gsxrg

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
gsxrg September 2, 2021 11:03 am $8,500 Auto
fluke September 2, 2021 11:03 am $8,400
gsxrg September 2, 2021 11:02 am $8,300 Auto
fluke September 2, 2021 11:02 am $8,200
gsxrg September 2, 2021 11:02 am $8,100 Auto
fluke September 2, 2021 11:02 am $8,000
gsxrg September 2, 2021 11:01 am $7,850 Auto
fluke September 2, 2021 11:01 am $7,750
gsxrg September 2, 2021 10:59 am $7,600 Auto
fluke September 2, 2021 10:59 am $7,500
gsxrg September 2, 2021 8:35 am $7,100
DrDevo September 2, 2021 8:35 am $7,000 Auto
DrDevo September 2, 2021 8:20 am $6,900
gsxrg September 2, 2021 8:20 am $6,800 Auto
gsxrg September 2, 2021 6:01 am $6,600
joevargas98 September 2, 2021 6:00 am $6,500 Auto
gsxrg September 2, 2021 6:00 am $6,400
joevargas98 September 2, 2021 5:59 am $6,100 Auto
gsxrg September 2, 2021 5:59 am $6,000
joevargas98 September 2, 2021 5:59 am $5,800 Auto
gsxrg September 2, 2021 5:59 am $5,700
joevargas98 September 1, 2021 10:36 pm $5,600
DrDevo September 1, 2021 10:36 pm $5,500 Auto
DrDevo September 1, 2021 3:02 pm $5,100
blade1 September 1, 2021 3:02 pm $5,000 Auto
blade1 September 1, 2021 1:30 pm $4,850
surffly September 1, 2021 1:30 pm $4,750 Auto
surffly August 31, 2021 12:03 pm $4,100
ptrocco August 31, 2021 12:03 pm $4,000 Auto
ptrocco August 27, 2021 5:36 am $3,600 Auto
surffly August 27, 2021 5:36 am $3,500
ptrocco August 26, 2021 12:12 pm $1,000
Auction started August 26, 2021 11:00 am
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