Post Sale Update: This RC51 sold for the BIN of $8,500.
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 SP2 was a collection of many of the improvements that Honda’s factory WSBK racers requested to the first generation, resulting in a weight loss (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, the steering head angle was reduced by 1 degree – it was a combination of a lot of little changes, and Honda impressively kept the MSRP the same as the year prior. For more on the changes to the SP2 RC51, check out this review on Motorcyclist Online.
This example (VIN: JH2SC45433M300168) was acquired by the seller from the original owner earlier this year. He notes that it’s completely free from corrosion and it’s got the factory grease on the levers. He also says, “I think it would be taboo to ride this bike considering its condition and mileage.” Do you agree? Either way, the bike had been sitting for approximately 3 years after being prepped for storage when the seller acquired it, so he swapped out the fuel pressure regulator, gave it new gas and an oil change, and everything is now said to work as it should. If you want to test that theory, please replace the original tires! A cosmetic flaw on the left exhaust is identified and shown in the photos, otherwise “there is little evidence that this bike has been used.” The sale includes a solo seat cowl, original rear seat, owner’s manual, and complete tool kit.
Find this RC51 for sale in San Diego, California with a BIN of $8,500 or best offer
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