2003 Honda RC51

SOLD FOR: $9,417

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on September 29, 2023

Winner: v*******9

Winning Bid: $8,801
Buyer Fee: $616
Total: $9,417

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Description

9/26/23 Update:The seller states they were unaware of any mileage discrepancies, but they assume that the motorcycle may have an aftermarket odometer due to possible sun damage. They cannot confirm that this is the case. We have updated the listing to reflect as much, and apologize for any issues this may cause.

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: JH2SC45463M300259. The seller purchased this example three years ago from a private party.

The odometer shows 8,647 miles. The seller has put 3,000 miles on this example. Please note, the seller states the odometer may have been replaced, so the true mileage is unknown.

Maintenance:
The seller states they performed regular oil changes using Motul oil, installed new tires, and had a local shop perform an overall inspection on the motorcycle.

Modifications:
Lady Bird exhaust slip-ons.

Pillion seat cover.

Not pictured: Power Commander 5.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires with date codes of 3619 and 0919.

The sale includes two keys, the original passenger seat, and the OEM exhausts.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The seller reports there is a minor rock chip.

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

Additional Information

Location

Victorville, California

Year

2003

Make

Honda

Model

RC51

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

JH2SC45463M300259

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

VIN Report

https://cyclevin.com/JH2SC45463M300259.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 36

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: v*******9

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
v*******9 September 29, 2023 11:58 am PDT $8,801 Reserve
k**e September 29, 2023 11:58 am PDT $8,800 Auto
k**e September 23, 2023 11:22 am PDT $8,700
p*******z September 23, 2023 11:22 am PDT $8,600 Auto
p*******z September 23, 2023 10:07 am PDT $8,500 Auto
k**e September 23, 2023 10:07 am PDT $8,400
p*******z September 23, 2023 4:31 am PDT $8,300 Auto
k**e September 23, 2023 4:31 am PDT $8,200
p*******z September 23, 2023 4:26 am PDT $8,100 Auto
k**e September 23, 2023 4:26 am PDT $8,000
p*******z September 23, 2023 4:25 am PDT $7,900 Auto
k**e September 23, 2023 4:25 am PDT $7,800
p*******z September 23, 2023 4:22 am PDT $7,700 Auto
k**e September 23, 2023 4:22 am PDT $7,600
p*******z September 23, 2023 4:21 am PDT $7,500 Auto
k**e September 23, 2023 4:21 am PDT $7,400
p*******z September 22, 2023 9:41 pm PDT $7,100 Auto
k**e September 22, 2023 9:41 pm PDT $7,000
p*******z September 22, 2023 9:40 pm PDT $6,900
k**e September 22, 2023 9:29 pm PDT $6,800
p*******z September 22, 2023 9:29 pm PDT $6,700 Auto
p*******z September 22, 2023 9:28 pm PDT $6,600 Auto
k**e September 22, 2023 9:28 pm PDT $6,500
p*******z September 22, 2023 9:28 pm PDT $6,300 Auto
k**e September 22, 2023 9:28 pm PDT $6,200
p*******z September 22, 2023 9:27 pm PDT $6,100 Auto
k**e September 22, 2023 9:27 pm PDT $6,000
p*******z September 22, 2023 9:27 pm PDT $5,900 Auto
k**e September 22, 2023 9:27 pm PDT $5,800
p*******z September 22, 2023 9:27 pm PDT $5,600 Auto
k**e September 22, 2023 9:27 pm PDT $5,500
p*******z September 22, 2023 9:23 pm PDT $5,100
k**e September 22, 2023 9:23 pm PDT $5,000 Auto
k**e September 22, 2023 9:55 am PDT $3,101 Auto
b*********2 September 22, 2023 9:55 am PDT $3,001
k**e September 22, 2023 9:13 am PDT $1
Auction started September 22, 2023 8:39 am PDT
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