2003 Honda RC51


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2003 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 it’s own game with multiple World Superbike Championships and a 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.

This example is VIN: JH2SC45373M301248. The seller has owned the bike about a year and a half.

The odometer shows 28,696 miles. The seller has ridden the bike about 2,000 miles.

The seller states, “I flushed all fluids after I initially purchased the bike. Recently it had the rear gear train replaced, new OEM clutch basket, new spark plugs, valve clearance and cleaning, and new OEM head gaskets.”

Moriwaki radiator fins.

CBR954 front fender.

Tyga carbon rear tire hugger.

Creative Concepts quick release fuel cap.

Tyga rearsets raised 2 inches.

Slip-on Yoshimura exhaust.

Scott’s steering stabilizer. Brembo clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder. CRG front brake lever. Sato racing bar ends.

Ohlins rear suspension set for 175lb rider.

Race Tech Showa front forks. Flush mount front turn signals.

Hotbodies Racing undertail.

T. Rex Racing frame slider.

Dynojet Power Commander 3 USB.

Not pictured: Barnett clutch plates and springs.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Diablo tires with date codes of 1321 and 1022. The seller would like to note that the rear tire was recently mounted and has less than 100 miles on it.

The sale includes one key, a new oil filter, OEM clutch plates, and miscellaneous hardware.

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

Currently located  in Hopewell, New York this Honda is offered on a clean New York title.

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Additional Information


Hopewell, New York











Title State/Country

New York

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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