2002 Honda RC51

SOLD FOR: $8,400

Reserve price has been met.

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Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2002 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.

2002 was also when Honda made some updates to the original model (known as the SP1). The second generation RC51 (or SP2) benefited from a host of changes requested by Honda’s factory racers, including a taller windscreen, longer swingarm, reduced steering head angle, stronger yet lighter frame, and a power plant that got a few extra ponies. With around 130 hp on tap and a dry weight of 440 lbs, the 999cc V-Twin was good for a top-speed of over 165 mph. The RC51 was also markedly more reliable than its Italian twin counterpart, making it much more attractive to riders on the street.

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 in February of 2002, this example is VIN: JH2SC45322M200648.

The odometer shows 13,902 miles.

Modifications:
Aftermarket slip-on exhaust.

The sale includes the stock exhaust.

Pro Grip 725 EVO grips.

Pro Grip tank protector.

Tail tidy and aftermarket brake lights.

Red windshield bolts, Zero Gravity windscreen, Team Honda Racing stickers on front fairing.

Flush mount front turn signals, Woody Woodpecker stickers.

Nicky Hayden 69 sticker on tank.

“Honda Racing” stickers under the seat on both sides.

Cosmetic Blemishes:


Inside of the tank:

The seller notes that the bodywork and paint is all original, and that “this bike has sat in a climate controlled display area 98% of its life.” The sale includes one key, the tool kit, passenger seat, and some stock parts.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean Florida title. Have any RC51 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Total Bids Placed: 23

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Sttocs

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Sttocs August 25, 2021 10:23 am $7,850 Auto
pucky August 25, 2021 10:23 am $7,750
Sttocs August 25, 2021 9:27 am $7,600 Auto
pucky August 25, 2021 9:27 am $7,500
Sttocs August 25, 2021 9:27 am $7,100 Auto
pucky August 25, 2021 9:27 am $7,000
Sttocs August 22, 2021 9:18 am $6,100
DrDevo August 22, 2021 9:18 am $6,000 Auto
DrDevo August 20, 2021 4:45 pm $5,600
vasculopath August 20, 2021 4:45 pm $5,500 Auto
vasculopath August 20, 2021 1:40 pm $5,100
Black959 August 20, 2021 1:40 pm $5,000 Auto
Black959 August 19, 2021 1:03 pm $4,900 Auto
Hardhat August 19, 2021 1:03 pm $4,800
Black959 August 19, 2021 1:02 pm $4,600 Auto
Hardhat August 19, 2021 1:02 pm $4,500
Black959 August 19, 2021 1:02 pm $4,100 Auto
Hardhat August 19, 2021 1:02 pm $4,000
Black959 August 19, 2021 10:06 am $3,617
d.buggin August 19, 2021 10:06 am $3,517 Auto
d.buggin August 19, 2021 3:51 am $3,100
thepowerofserg August 19, 2021 3:51 am $3,000 Auto
thepowerofserg August 18, 2021 11:16 pm $1,000
Auction started August 18, 2021 12:00 pm

Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, 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.

Please note:

  • 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.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

Alaska/Hawaii:
Please contact concierge@iconicmotorbikes.com for a quote.

Canada:
We recommend TFX

$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Europe and Asia:
We recommend Shippio

$1,500 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark, please contact Shippio for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Australia/New Zealand:
We recommend Bikes Abroad

$1,500 for US to Australia is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact Bikes Abroad for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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