No Reserve - 2001 Honda RC51 SP1

SOLD FOR: $6,954

Reserve price has been met.

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Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2001 Honda RC51. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Sold between in 2000 and 2006 in two different versions, the RC51 has gone down as one of the most legendary motorcycles to ever come out of Honda, well-deserving of the “RC” designation that’s graced other famous Hondas like the RC30, RC40, and RC45.

With 133 horsepower, 71 ft-lb of torque, and Honda reliability, it was an absolute gem. Cycle World thinks this is one of the best used bikes you can buy, and we’d have to agree.

This was Honda’s take on the V-Twin replica racer, beating Ducati at it’s own game with multiple World Superbike Championships and a AMA Championship.

That’s also what makes this example (VIN: JH2SC453X1M100277) special – as the OEM Honda bodywork has been repainted in the livery Colin Edwards rode at the Laguna Seca round of the 2002 WSBK Championship (he won the overall championship that year). Please note that Colin’s RC51 was a SP2, while this is a SP1 and the paintwork reflects that. Speaking of Laguna Seca – Iconic is hosting a track day there in July. Will we see you there?


The seller of this example acquired it six months ago from a private party in Southern California who says that he was the second owner. He’s covered approximately 200 miles with it and is hoping to see “the bike go to someone who knows the history of the bike and what it means to the Honda brand.”

The odometer shows 37,990 miles, however true mileage is lower and unknown as this is equipped with a larger rear sprocket.

Modifications:
Akrapovic titanium exhaust.

Vortex gas cap.

Double bubble windscreen.

Stainless steel brake lines, larger rear sprocket, and swingarm spools.

ProGrip tank protector and Stompgrip tank pads.

Pazzo Racing levers.

Not pictured are a Power Commander and the flapper valve mod.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The seller notes “a few paint chips at the edges and bit of yellowing of the paint on the tank.” Photos of all known cosmetic blemishes are included in the album up top.









Inside of the Tank:

He adds that the sole mechanical issue is that the steering head bearings are notchy. Our White Glove service would be glad to replace them before the next owner picks it up or has it delivered.

The tire date codes are 1120 and 2820.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean California title with registration current through October 2021. The registration sticker was stolen, however there is a paper registration card showing that it is valid until October 28th, 2021 in the tail.

The seller is letting it go as he is making room for a new race bike as he’s recently decided to exclusively ride on the track. Have any RC51 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

2001

Make

Honda

Model

RC51

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

JH2SC453X1M100277

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JH2SC453X1M100277.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 31

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Lubedude

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Lubedude June 3, 2021 8:15 am $6,499
kylafornia June 3, 2021 8:15 am $6,399 Auto
kylafornia June 3, 2021 8:15 am $6,100 Auto
Lubedude June 3, 2021 8:15 am $6,000
kylafornia June 3, 2021 4:11 am $5,700
zanemzLAMBOCOLLECTOR69 June 2, 2021 9:21 pm $5,600
Lubedude June 2, 2021 9:21 pm $5,500 Auto
Lubedude June 2, 2021 8:47 pm $5,499
kylafornia June 2, 2021 8:47 pm $5,399 Auto
kylafornia June 2, 2021 5:11 pm $5,100 Auto
Lubedude June 2, 2021 5:11 pm $5,000
kylafornia June 2, 2021 3:04 pm $4,600
Lubedude June 2, 2021 10:11 am $4,500
dreiswig75 June 2, 2021 10:11 am $4,400 Auto
dreiswig75 June 2, 2021 9:08 am $4,100
Lubedude June 2, 2021 9:08 am $4,000 Auto
Lubedude June 2, 2021 7:22 am $3,900
dreiswig75 June 2, 2021 7:22 am $3,800 Auto
dreiswig75 June 1, 2021 9:27 pm $3,700
Lubedude June 1, 2021 9:27 pm $3,600 Auto
Lubedude May 29, 2021 9:53 pm $3,400 Auto
RC51aficionado May 29, 2021 9:53 pm $3,300
Lubedude May 29, 2021 8:28 pm $3,100
RC51aficionado May 29, 2021 8:28 pm $3,000 Auto
RC51aficionado May 29, 2021 12:45 pm $2,800
Lubedude May 28, 2021 10:54 am $2,700
Chadayers May 28, 2021 5:35 am $2,600
dreiswig75 May 28, 2021 5:35 am $2,500 Auto
dreiswig75 May 27, 2021 9:34 pm $1,600
Emcewen24 May 27, 2021 9:34 pm $1,500 Auto
Emcewen24 May 27, 2021 7:57 pm $1,000
Auction started May 27, 2021 10:00 am
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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

Southern California
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

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We recommend TFX

$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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