Click here for an instaVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2001 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 RC51 (VIN: JH2SC45331M101089) shows 22,794 miles on the odometer.
It’s offered on a clean Texas title. The sale includes the owner’s manual and a D&D exhaust (original exhaust is not included).
There’s two cracks in the left lower fairing, scratches on both sides of the bodywork, and some scuffs on the bottom of the left side of the exhaust – we presume that this motorcycle has tipped over on both sides. Photos of all known cosmetic issues are included in the album up top.
This RC51 sounds great, runs strong, and is ready for you to enjoy. 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.”