2001 Honda RC51

HIGH BID: $4,900

Reserve price has not been met.

This auction has ended.


Click here for a CycleVIN 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 its own game with multiple World Superbike Championships and 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 September of 2000, this example is VIN: JH2SC45371M100074.

The odometer shows 31,890 miles.

Per the seller: “I did an oil change, new brakes, coolant flushed and a regular check up previous owner had the valves adjusted in July right before he sold it to me.”

Full Dan Moto exhaust, aftermarket foot pegs.

Zero Gravity windscreen, aftermarket levers, mirror block off plates.

Flush mount turn signals, aftermarket frame sliders.

Tank grips.

Aftermarket brake lights, aftermarket tail tidy.

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

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin Pilot Radial tires with date codes of 0116 and 0116.

The sale includes one ignition key and one rear cowl key.

Currently located in Columbia, South Carolina, this Honda RC51 is offered on a clean South Carolina title.

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Additional Information


Columbia, South Carolina













Title State/Country

South Carolina

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges




Total Bids Placed: 20

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: Scaleracing1

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Scaleracing1 December 27, 2022 10:30 am $4,900 Auto
Hatchey December 27, 2022 10:30 am $4,800
Scaleracing1 December 27, 2022 10:04 am $4,700
Hatchey December 27, 2022 7:36 am $4,600
Chiroluke December 24, 2022 8:39 pm $4,500
njrude December 24, 2022 8:39 pm $4,400 Auto
njrude December 24, 2022 10:29 am $4,200
Chiroluke December 21, 2022 8:18 am $4,100 Auto
Andyswine December 21, 2022 8:18 am $4,000
Chiroluke December 21, 2022 7:55 am $3,800 Auto
njrude December 21, 2022 7:55 am $3,700
Chiroluke December 21, 2022 1:35 am $3,500 Auto
Alexcallaway December 21, 2022 1:35 am $3,400
Chiroluke December 21, 2022 1:34 am $3,300 Auto
Alexcallaway December 21, 2022 1:34 am $3,200
Chiroluke December 21, 2022 1:34 am $3,100 Auto
Alexcallaway December 21, 2022 1:34 am $3,000
Chiroluke December 20, 2022 7:16 pm $1,600 Auto
njrude December 20, 2022 7:16 pm $1,500
Chiroluke December 20, 2022 5:58 pm $1
Auction started December 20, 2022 4:08 pm
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