Location: Moose Jaw, Canada
Mileage: Zero (0), nada, goose egg
Price: Auction, $12,999 BIN
The RC51 is the end of a celebrated line of race bikes out of Honda. The RC30 and RC45 are well known here and represent the greatest of Honda homologated bikes. The RC51 hasn’t reached that status. Yet. The racing history is there with Colin Edwards riding it and Nicky Hayden’s AMA Superbike title on it. Built as a Ducati beater, the bike is also unlike anything Honda builds today. You want big V-twin sound and power and Honda reliability and build quality? Well, this is your bike.
This one is also a little more special because it’s brand new. Zero miles. Here’s what the seller has to say-
Yes, this is a brand new 2001 Honda RC51. This is not a demo and has never been sold!
Why is this unsold you may ask? Mostly, the part of Canada that our dealership is located has a low population density. Also, originally there was a retail based incentive program that has long since expired.
We bought this back in 2003. This price is below our original cost. Originally this bike’s MSRP was $15,999. There is a 1 year factory warranty that is only available in Canada.
Bike is uncrated and has been in our showroom since then. Crating and shipping would be at an extra cost.
Shipping, brokers, taxes or duties are all the responsibility of the buyer.
This is a rare chance to purchase a new bike that is destined for super bike status.
Rear seat cowl is also available at extra cost.
Call to discuss this bike in person.
For more info check out or web page actionhonda.ca
This bike if for sale locally and could end at any time.
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So there’s really not too much to discuss here except the price. Most RC51’s go around the $6k to $8k mark, including the Nicky Hayden replicas. However, virtually none of them are brand new bikes from 2001 with no mileage. So you will have to take that into consideration. Pricing on stuff like this is difficult and depends on the market. At $12,999, this will cost you more now than when it was new. What I don’t think is difficult is the future collectibility of the bike. The RC51 has all the history you’ll need to maintain value and be desirable into the future.
So there you have it. If it’s time to start that collection or complete it, then take a look and place your bid!