Additional photos of this unique 2001 Honda RC51 are available here for your perusal.
Iconic Motorbike Auctions is beyond ecstatic to announced that we’ve partnered with Honda in support of a wonderful charity – Ride for Kids!
“For nearly three decades, American Honda has demonstrated an incredible commitment to kids battling brain cancer, and they continue to step up in exciting and remarkable ways to help us cure this devastating disease,” said Mark Edmiaston, Chief Development and Community Engagement Officer, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. “The auction of these two bikes will fuel lifesaving research and life-changing support for families navigating a child’s brain tumor diagnosis. All of us at the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation are grateful for Honda’s partnership and the generous support of the motorcycling community.”
To raise additional money in the fight against pediatric brain tumors, Honda has generously donated two amazing motorcycles to be auctioned here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions. All proceeds from this auction (including the 7% buyers fee) will be donated to Ride For Kids!
First up is a 2001 Honda RC51 (VIN: JH2SC45441M100154) that’s been adorned with special bodywork. Back in 2001, Honda announced a marketing partnership with Universal Studios, and it led to some interesting co-branding on some of Honda’s race bikes. Miguel Duhamel’s RC51 was wrapped up to spread the word about The Mummy Returns at Sears Point Raceway, while Sebastian Tortelli’s CR250R got a similar look for the finale of AMA Supercross. But it didn’t stop there: Universal Studios had a different summer blockbuster that took over Ezra Lusk’s CR250R at Red Bud and Nicky Hayden’s RC51 at Laguna Seca – Jurassic Park III.
Honda understandably wanted to show these off at marketing events around the country, but the race bikes were busy competing so Honda took a new stock RC51 and gave it an identical Jurassic Park III livery for promotional purposes – that’s the machine you’re currently looking at!
After this RC51 served its time as a display piece, it was tucked away at Honda’s corporate headquarters until now. It has just one mile on the odometer, and it is being sold as is with the original tires. If you’d like to get it back on the road and show off the Jurassic Park III livery on the street, our White Glove service will be glad to recommission it for you.
Beyond the special livery, this RC51 is equipped with a Zero Gravity windshield and Jardine RT-One exhaust. Please note that there are some minor cosmetic flaws in the tank and right fairing as shown in the photo album. This RC51 has never been titled and it is offered with a Bill of Sale – the MSO is not available at this time.
As to the second bike Honda is donating – that’s the unused 1981 Honda CBX hiding in the photo below. Expect to see that CBX up on Iconic Motorbike Auctions on October 30th!
This is a truly unique example of one of Honda’s most iconic motorcycles. The RC51 is an AMA Champion, WSBK Champion, and Honda fan favorite. Now you can own one that’s been customized by Honda themselves – and you can feel good by knowing that your purchase is supporting Ride for Kids and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Thanks again to Honda for their support, and best of luck with your bidding!