Post Sale Update: sold for $11,500 after 29 bids on eBay in Collingswood, New Jersey.
The RC51 combined Honda reliability with the joy of a V-Twin engine, beating Ducati at its own game with multiple World Superbike Championships and a AMA Championship. In 2002, Honda made some revisions to create the SP2 variant.
The short story is that Honda took what they learned in WSBK to improve the SP2, resulting in a loss in weight (Honda shaved weight off many individual parts – the frame lost 280 grams, for example) and a two horsepower bump. The windshield is 1.2 inches taller, the swingarm is 16mm longer – it’s just a combination of a lot of little changes. For more on the changes to the SP2 RC51, check out this review on Motorcyclist Online.
This example (VIN: JH2SC45322M200245) is offered by the original owner and it has just 1,123 miles. He says that the bike is in perfect condition and that there’s no modifications to the engine, though there’s a Yoshimura exhaust and a few extra stickers. There’s also a new battery and tires, as well as a tail tidy. I’d get rid of some of the extra stickers and then put some more miles on this thing!
Find this RC51 for sale in Collingswood, New Jersey with bidding up to $4,050 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.