The Honda RVT1000R, also known as the RC51, 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. It all started back in 1988, when rule changes allowed for V-Twin engines up to 999cc in a time when 750cc 4-cylinders were dominating races. Ducati took over with the V-Twin 851, and Honda fell to the wayside until the developed the RC51. In its first year, it won the World Superbike Championship with Colin Edwards (who sadly just announced his retirement from MotoGP).
With 133 horsepower, 71 ft-lb of torque, and one of the greatest exhaust sounds I’ve ever heard from a Japanese motorcycle (assuming you replaced the pipes), it was an absolute gem. Cycle World thinks this is one of the best used bikes you can buy, and I’d have to agree.
This specific Honda RVT1000R (VIN: JH2SC45301M100367) has 13,032 miles and a few extras, including a carbon fiber exhaust, matching tank bra, and some cosmetic pieces.
Find this Honda RVT1000R for sale in Elmhurst, Illinois with a BIN of $5,499