2004 Honda RC51 Nicky Hayden Edition

SOLD FOR: $18,190

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on June 9, 2023

Winner: Fever22

Winning Bid: $17,000
Buyer Fee: $1,190
Total: $18,190

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Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2004 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. 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. 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.

This example is VIN: JH2SC45384M401084. The seller purchased this example one year ago from us here at Iconic!

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 300 miles. The odometer shows 6,200 miles.

Per the seller, this RC51 has had a “full service with fluids and a nose-to-tail inspection by an AMA and MotoAmerica Championship-winning chassis mechanic.”

Sato Racing frame sliders.

Swingarm spools.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax RS10 tires with date codes of 2120 and 4720.

The sale includes one key.

The sale also includes an Arai Nicky Hayden replica helmet.

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

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean California title with current registration. Have any RC51 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 23

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Fever22

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Fever22 June 4, 2023 10:56 am PDT $17,000 Reserve
DSmith5724 June 3, 2023 7:40 pm PDT $12,000 Auto
DSmith5724 June 3, 2023 3:41 pm PDT $11,100 Auto
DM1 June 3, 2023 3:41 pm PDT $11,000
DSmith5724 June 3, 2023 5:21 am PDT $10,300
bimota_r32 June 2, 2023 9:18 pm PDT $10,200
DM1 June 2, 2023 9:18 pm PDT $10,101 Auto
DM1 June 2, 2023 8:31 pm PDT $10,100 Auto
Cubdriver217 June 2, 2023 8:31 pm PDT $10,000
DM1 June 2, 2023 8:00 pm PDT $9,099
bimota_r32 June 2, 2023 8:00 pm PDT $8,999 Auto
bimota_r32 June 2, 2023 6:55 pm PDT $7,335 Auto
Compstall73 June 2, 2023 6:55 pm PDT $7,235
bimota_r32 June 2, 2023 3:33 pm PDT $6,801
jerrydrabo June 2, 2023 3:22 pm PDT $6,701
bimota_r32 June 2, 2023 3:22 pm PDT $6,666 Auto
bimota_r32 June 2, 2023 3:21 pm PDT $6,150 Auto
jerrydrabo June 2, 2023 3:21 pm PDT $6,050
bimota_r32 June 2, 2023 2:57 pm PDT $5,100
BUYBID22 June 2, 2023 2:57 pm PDT $5,000 Auto
BUYBID22 June 2, 2023 12:38 pm PDT $4,600
Andyswine June 2, 2023 12:38 pm PDT $4,500 Auto
Andyswine June 2, 2023 10:48 am PDT $1
Auction started June 2, 2023 9:36 am PDT
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