2004 Honda RC51 Nicky Hayden Edition

SOLD FOR: $9,630

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Description

Additional photos of this RC51 Nicky Hayden 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. 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 six-figure odometer readings 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. 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.

The WSBK titles were sweet, but many Honda fans have a soft spot for the 2002 AMA Championship as it was won by none other than Nicky Hayden. Honda celebrated the feat in 2004 by building a run of RC51s with some cosmetic updates to commemorate Nicky’s feat. Said changes included the Hayden red white and silver livery, white number plate areas, a brushed aluminum frame and swing arm, and of course, the Kentucky Kid’s signature on the top of the tank.

We sold this RC51 (VIN: JH2SC45324M401081) to the current owner 5 months ago, however he’s got his eye on one of the CBR900RRs in our inventory to complete his collection, so he’s letting this bike go.

When the current owner acquired this bike, he replaced several aftermarket parts with new OEM units – the rear shock, windshield, some screws/bolts/clips, the reflectors, and the rear fender.

He also added all the correct stickers for the Nicky Hayden edition.

The few aftermarket upgrades include a Power Commander and Sato Racing pipes.

Right before the seller acquired this machine, we at Iconic installed brand new Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires and new fork seals. There are a few minor scratches on this RC51 – you’ll find them on the side fairing above the the radiator, tail, and front fender. There are also some filled in scratches on the rear wheel. The seller has included photos of all known cosmetic issues in the album up top.

The sale includes the passenger seat, original tool kit, and two original keys.

The RC51 is one of our favorite Hondas in history because it looks good, it rides great, and it has a wonderful history. The Nicky Hayden edition bikes are even better, and this one’s got the sort of modifications that will make anyone want to dramatically increase the small number that’s currently on the odometer.

Additional Information

Year

2004

Make

Honda

Model

RC51

Mileage

5, 948

Title

Clean

VIN

JH2SC45324M401081

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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

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