2003 Honda RC51

SOLD FOR: $7,973

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on September 1, 2023

Winner: t******y

Winning Bid: $7,451
Buyer Fee: $522
Total: $7,973

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Description

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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.

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.

This example is VIN: JH2SC45373M300536. The seller acquired this example one month ago from a private party.

The odometer shows 22,714 miles. The seller has put three miles on this example.

Maintenance:
The seller states they have performed a safety inspection in preparation for this sale.

Modifications:
Two Brothers slip-on exhaust.

TBR CNC front brake reservoir cover.

Flush front turn signals.

Corbin seat.

Integrated rear turn signals.

Frame sliders.

RR performance grips and bar-ends.

Carbon fiber radiator duct louvers.

Double-bubble tinted visor.

Spool sliders and Renthal sprocket.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop GPR tires with date codes of 3721 and 4020.

The sale includes two keys.

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



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

Additional Information

Location

Littleton, Colorado

Year

2003

Make

Honda

Model

RC51

Mileage

22,714

VIN

JH2SC45373M300536

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Colorado

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

VIN Report

N/A

Total Bids Placed: 32

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: t******y

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
t******y September 1, 2023 10:57 am PDT $7,451 Auto
j****b September 1, 2023 10:57 am PDT $7,351
t******y September 1, 2023 10:56 am PDT $7,241 Auto
j****b September 1, 2023 10:56 am PDT $7,141
t******y August 26, 2023 6:04 am PDT $7,000 Reserve
h**************0 August 26, 2023 6:04 am PDT $4,700 Auto
h**************0 August 25, 2023 9:56 pm PDT $4,600
c******r August 25, 2023 9:53 pm PDT $4,500 Auto
h**************0 August 25, 2023 9:53 pm PDT $4,400
c******r August 25, 2023 9:51 pm PDT $4,200 Auto
h**************0 August 25, 2023 9:51 pm PDT $4,100
c******r August 25, 2023 9:49 pm PDT $3,980 Auto
h**************0 August 25, 2023 9:49 pm PDT $3,880
c******r August 25, 2023 9:49 pm PDT $3,700 Auto
h**************0 August 25, 2023 9:49 pm PDT $3,600
c******r August 25, 2023 9:48 pm PDT $3,400 Auto
h**************0 August 25, 2023 9:48 pm PDT $3,300
c******r August 25, 2023 9:46 pm PDT $3,100 Auto
h**************0 August 25, 2023 9:46 pm PDT $3,000
c******r August 25, 2023 9:46 pm PDT $2,800 Auto
h**************0 August 25, 2023 9:46 pm PDT $2,700
c******r August 25, 2023 9:45 pm PDT $2,500 Auto
h**************0 August 25, 2023 9:45 pm PDT $2,400
c******r August 25, 2023 5:10 pm PDT $2,100
r*******d August 25, 2023 5:10 pm PDT $2,000 Auto
r*******d August 25, 2023 2:57 pm PDT $1,100 Auto
m****7 August 25, 2023 2:57 pm PDT $1,000
r*******d August 25, 2023 1:06 pm PDT $400 Auto
d**d August 25, 2023 1:06 pm PDT $300
r*******d August 25, 2023 12:38 pm PDT $151
1*******d August 25, 2023 12:38 pm PDT $51 Auto
1*******d August 25, 2023 12:00 pm PDT $1
Auction started August 25, 2023 9:24 am PDT
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