2002 Honda RC51

HIGH BID: $4,701

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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.

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 February of 2002, this example is VIN: JH2SC45442M200448. The seller purchased this example from the second owner of the motorcycle two years ago.

The odometer shows 18,393 miles. The seller has put roughly 3,000 miles on this example.

The seller notes they have serviced the following:
Hoses and clamps.
Thermostat and housing seal.
Engine oil and filter.
Stock airfilter.
New clutch and brake reservoirs.
Front rotors/pads.

Carbon GPR slip-on exhaust.

Vortex gas cap.

Samco hoses.

LED headlights.

Hotbodies undertail license plate mount.

Spool sliders.

ASV levers.

Not pictured: The seller has installed a pusher fan mod for increased cooling and EBC brake pads.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop GPR tires from 2023.

This sale includes a Power Commander and Dynojet quickshifter.

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

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

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Total Bids Placed: 17

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: Scaleracing1

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Scaleracing1 August 17, 2023 1:32 pm PDT $4,701
300Blackout August 17, 2023 1:31 pm PDT $4,601
tfernandes1 August 17, 2023 1:22 pm PDT $4,501
300Blackout August 17, 2023 1:22 pm PDT $4,500 Auto
300Blackout August 17, 2023 11:41 am PDT $4,200
Andyswine August 17, 2023 11:15 am PDT $4,100
JDrake August 16, 2023 11:00 am PDT $4,000 Auto
Aprilia_Ryan August 16, 2023 11:00 am PDT $3,900
JDrake August 16, 2023 6:56 am PDT $3,800 Auto
Andyswine August 16, 2023 6:56 am PDT $3,700
JDrake August 12, 2023 6:15 am PDT $3,600
tfernandes1 August 12, 2023 6:15 am PDT $3,500 Auto
tfernandes1 August 12, 2023 6:03 am PDT $3,100
JDrake August 12, 2023 6:03 am PDT $3,000 Auto
JDrake August 10, 2023 4:36 pm PDT $1,350 Auto
starhead August 10, 2023 4:36 pm PDT $1,250
JDrake August 10, 2023 1:42 pm PDT $1
Auction started August 10, 2023 12:39 pm PDT
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