No Reserve - 2001 Honda RC51

SOLD FOR: $7,383

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on October 18, 2022

Winner: MachBikes

Winning Bid: $6,900
Buyer Fee: $483
Total: $7,383

Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2001 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.

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.

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.

This example is VIN: JH2SC45401M100216.

The odometer shows 34,014 miles.

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, we sent the right rear fairing out for repair. In addition to mending the broken tabs, it was also color-matched and refinished. Please note that the black/silver is reversed from the OEM livery.

Moreover, the shop replaced a faulty turn signal bulb. Alex did the work, he reports that the front and rear tires are at 20% and 80%, respectively. The brakes are at 20%, and the battery, hydraulic fluid, clutch, coolant, headlight, turn signals, brake light, taillight, plate light, killswitch, and horn are all OK. The oil level is good, however, it could stand to be replaced.

Modifications:
Zero titanium exhaust.

Power Commander III.

We believe (but are not 100% sure) that the rear fairing is aftermarket. There is also an aftermarket undertail.

Corbin seat.

Aprilia tank pad.

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






Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin Pilot Power and Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport tires with date codes of 0815 and 4015.

The sale includes one key.

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 July 2023.

Have any RC51 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

2001

Make

Honda

Model

RC51

Mileage

34,014

VIN

JH2SC45401M100216

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JH2SC45401M100216.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 32

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: MachBikes

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
MachBikes October 18, 2022 12:03 pm $6,900
Motomania October 18, 2022 12:01 pm $6,800
MachBikes October 18, 2022 12:00 pm $6,700
Motomania October 18, 2022 11:59 am $6,600
Jordanmb117 October 18, 2022 11:58 am $6,500
Motomania October 18, 2022 11:56 am $6,400
MachBikes October 18, 2022 11:55 am $6,300
Motomania October 18, 2022 11:51 am $6,200
Aprilia_Ryan October 18, 2022 11:37 am $6,100
Motomania October 18, 2022 11:37 am $6,000 Auto
Motomania October 18, 2022 11:02 am $5,800 Auto
Aprilia_Ryan October 18, 2022 11:02 am $5,700
Motomania October 18, 2022 10:59 am $5,600 Auto
Aprilia_Ryan October 18, 2022 10:59 am $5,500
Motomania October 18, 2022 10:43 am $5,300 Auto
Chiro415 October 18, 2022 10:43 am $5,200
Motomania October 18, 2022 1:28 am $4,500 Auto
gabiwabi October 18, 2022 1:28 am $4,400
Motomania October 13, 2022 11:24 am $4,300
Danimalp1973 October 13, 2022 11:23 am $4,200 Auto
Danimalp1973 October 11, 2022 2:55 pm $4,100
Tcb42 October 11, 2022 2:55 pm $4,000 Auto
Tcb42 October 11, 2022 2:34 pm $3,600 Auto
Chiroluke October 11, 2022 2:34 pm $3,500
Tcb42 October 11, 2022 9:53 am $3,169 Auto
DSMITTY32 October 11, 2022 9:53 am $3,069
Tcb42 October 11, 2022 9:39 am $2,151
DSMITTY32 October 11, 2022 9:36 am $2,051
chillyopops October 11, 2022 9:36 am $2,000 Auto
chillyopops October 11, 2022 9:35 am $1,600 Auto
DSMITTY32 October 11, 2022 9:35 am $1,500
chillyopops October 11, 2022 9:22 am $1 Reserve
Auction started October 11, 2022 8:39 am
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