Click here for an instaVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2000 Honda RC51. Additional photos 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. It 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.
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 example (VIN: JH2SC4532YM001124) is offered by the second owner. It’s on a clean Montana title.
It was serviced less than 100 miles ago with a refreshed suspension, all new fluids (oil/filter, coolant, brake, clutch), and new tires. Since then, the RC has done 3 sessions at Thunderhill Raceway and the tires are scrubbed in.
It is highly modified, and started life as the RC51 originally used by Dan Kyle to make the map for the Sato Exhaust.
The seller acquired it in 2009, and it has always been garaged. The odometer shows 36,635 miles, however it “has had 15/43 gearing since nearly new and no speedo healer so actual miles are less than shown.”
We’ve seen our fair share of RC51s go through Iconic Motorbikes, and this has some rare NLA parts like the aforementioned Sato Racing low mount exhaust with BabyFace badges and titanium hangers.
Magical Racing carbon mirrors and dash cover.
Moriwaki belly pan.
Tyga billet rearsets.
Aftermarket taillights/turn signals/tail tidy.
Brembo floating race front rotors.
RC51 SP2 swingarm.
Thermae front mount radiators.
Marvic magnesium wheels, 520 chain and sprockets with 15/43 gearing.
Tyga carbon fiber tail cowl, rear hugger, and front fender.
PAIR, flapper, and soft rev mods with a Power Commander with custom map. Nicky mod to sprocket cover.
Ohlins top mount steering damper.
Ohlins shock with Moriwaki shock link. The shock was just serviced by Dan Kyle with new seals, bushings, fluid and nitrogen.
The front forks are highly modified with ported Showa pistons, modified anti-bottom out, custom shim stacks, SKF seals, and Ohlins fluid with the stock 1.0 kg/m springs.
Billet Brembo brake and clutch master cylinders. Yoyodyne slipper clutch.
Braided brake lines front and rear.
Lightened rear rotor, HRC rear brake reservoir.
Graphic Art moto design undertail with LED lighting.
PVM clipons, HRC 1/4 turn throttle.
There are no mechanical issues to report. Cosmetically, the seller notes rash on the Moriwaki belly pan, a spider crack in the upper near fairing near the left mirror mount, and some small marks and wear on the lower cowls.
The sale will include the the “stock slip on exhaust, SP1 swingarm, stock clutch, stock radiators, and a few other original parts.” The original sales invoice and dealer paperwork, and receipts are also included.
It has never been down and is “turnkey ready to ride on the street or track. It runs like the day it was new, has excellent fueling, and has all the right mods.”
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