Introduced in the latter-half of 1999 as a 2000 model, the Honda RC51 was a big-bore V-Twin superbike created to put an end to Ducati’s reign of supremacy in production-based racing. The RC51 featured a powerful liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 999cc, 90-degree, DOHC V-Twin paired with a six-speed transmission and an aluminum alloy twin-spar frame. Honda achieved some impressive results with its “Ducati killer” in the form of World Superbike Championship titles in 2000 and then again in 2002 — the same year the RC51 was ridden to an AMA Championship.
A true racebike with headlights, the RC51 was brimming with competition-grade hardware and componentry. Even the instrumentation was configured with a race-style rev-counter, and the rest of the running gear was equally track-focused. Sold from 2000 through 2006, the RC51 was produced during an era in which American riders were at the top of the game and will forever be associated with legendary US-born racers like Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards.
Manufactured in March of 2000, this example is VIN: JH2SC4546YM000065. The seller purchased this RC51 from the second owner one year ago.
During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 1,000 miles. The odometer shows 23,606 miles.
The seller reports that he has changed the oil.
Harris Competition exhaust.
Inside of the tank:
It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport tires.
This sale includes a clear windscreen, the original owner’s manual, the passenger seat, and an oil filter.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
Currently located in San Jose, California, this Honda is offered on a clean California title with current registration through April 2024. Have any RC51 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!
San Jose, California
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.