2001 Honda RC51


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 2001 Honda RC51. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

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.

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.

A true racebike with headlights, the RC51 was brimming with competition-grade hardware and componentry. Even the instrumentation is configured with a race-style rev-counter, and the rest of the running gear is 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 September 2000, this example is VIN: JH2SC45391M100044. The seller has owner the bike one month and states, “I was donated the motorcycle to my track photography business and to support my racing by a long term fellow coach for the track organization we work with together. I have multiple sport bikes and have no need for the bike. Selling it would help further my business in the motorcycle world and help me reach my racing goals with WERA and ASRA.”

The odometer shows 29,636 miles.

Per the seller, “Brand new Driven Racing sprockets front and rear, new spark plugs and valve clearance was inspect as of last winter. New fuel pump, tires front and back and fresh oil change with filter.”


Custom paint.

520 conversion chain.

Power Commander with velvet hammer tune.

Ohlins rear shock.

Re-sprung OEM front forks from Kyle Racing in Florida (ohlins USA) for a 250 pound rider. Stainless steel brake lines and clutch line. Nissin brake calipers.

Brembo RCS19 master cylinder.

Woodcraft clip ons.

Micron exhuast.

Sato Racing rearsets. Wrapped mid pipes.

Scott steering stabilizer.

Not shown: 1000cc engine. Keyless delete. Pear valve mod and soft limiter mod. Lithium battery.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on race tires with date codes of 0521 and 3421.

The sale includes one key, street fairings and lights, OEM rear shock, and a box of OEM parts.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located in Sevierville, Tennessee this Honda is offered on a clean North Carolina title. Have any RC51 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Sevierville, Tennessee













Title State/Country

North Carolina

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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