2003 Honda RC51

SOLD FOR: $7,000

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

Sold on March 10, 2022

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Description

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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.

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. It’s not uncommon to come across RC51 specimens with more than 100,000 miles on the clock that are still going strong.

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 October of 2002, this example is VIN: JH2SC45443M300275. The owner acquired it a year ago from a private party.

The odometer shows 30,799 miles.

Modifications:
Aftermarket turn signals.

Aftermarket frame sliders.

Tinted windscreen, carbon fiber-look mirrors.

Aftermarket grips, Pazzo Racing levers.

ProGrip tank protector.

Swingarm spools.

Core Moto braided brake lines front and rear.

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






Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 tires with date codes of 0614 and 0814.

The sale includes one key.

The seller states that when he acquired the bike a year ago, he changed the oil and flushed the brake fluid/coolant.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean California title that is currently on non-op.

Have any RC51 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

2003

Make

Honda

Model

RC51

Mileage

30,799

VIN

JH2SC45443M300275

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 14

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: r********9

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $7,000 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
r********9 March 16, 2022 8:05 am PDT $5,600
d*********1 March 16, 2022 8:05 am PDT $5,500 Auto
d*********1 March 11, 2022 2:56 am PST $5,100 Auto
p************m March 11, 2022 2:56 am PST $5,000
d*********1 March 11, 2022 2:55 am PST $4,600 Auto
p************m March 11, 2022 2:55 am PST $4,500
d*********1 March 11, 2022 2:55 am PST $4,300 Auto
p************m March 11, 2022 2:55 am PST $4,200
d*********1 March 9, 2022 6:09 pm PST $4,100
r*r March 9, 2022 6:09 pm PST $4,000 Auto
r*r March 9, 2022 5:51 pm PST $3,100
g**r March 9, 2022 5:51 pm PST $3,000 Auto
g**r March 9, 2022 4:56 pm PST $1,100
p************m March 9, 2022 1:45 pm PST $1,000
Auction started March 9, 2022 10:18 am PST
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