Additional photos of this 2001 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. 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.
RC51 enthusiasts will note that Honda did not offer the Nicky Hayden edition in 2001 – the owner of this machine liked this look so he ended up swapped out the fairings with a buddy that was going racing as he preferred this combination with the white number plates.
It’s a runner and it’s sold on a Florida title. As Ultimate Motorcycling put it in a 2005 review, “you owe it to yourself to discover the reason why there are so many RC51 lovers out there. Only after you’ve ridden one will you understand.”