Posts by tag: RC51

Honda November 17, 2012 posted by

2002 Honda RC51 and 1992 Suzuki GSX-R 750: Get Them Both for $5175

Ken forwarded us this unusual auction. The main auction is for an RC51 SP2 with 28k miles. It looks pretty good with some easy to reverse modifications like turn signals and windscreen. The seller states there is small ding in the tank and that the reserve is set pretty low. BUT, if the buyer opts for the buy-it-now option of $5175 (or the auction goes over that price) he’ll throw in a 92 GSX-R 750 with 16k miles as well. From the pictures it looks to be in as good as condition as the 10 year newer RC51 being sold before it. I almost wonder if the auction should be reversed with the GSX-R leading and the RC51 to be thrown in LOL!

Place your bid here for the RC51 or both!


From the seller:

2002 HONDA RC51 in great shape with good rubber, slip on’s, k&N Filter, pretty stock, a scratch or two here and there, and a small hardly noticeable dent in tank, My reserve is low, BUT if the auction goes over 5200$, or buy it now, i will throw in a 1992 gsxr750 with 16k miles with a clear title and ready to ride

Honda May 20, 2012 posted by

Monday Mailbag

Thanks for all the emails last week. Happy Monday!


Joe emailed us his amazingly original 1986 Honda VFR750 Interceptor available in Wisconsin. Good luck with the sale, she’s a beaut!

Eddie sent us a link for this amazing 1977 Suzuki RG 500 MK2 for sale in Durham, UK. Yours for just £32,000.

1985 Honda VF1000R for sale in California for just $2900 with a recent engine rebuild. Thanks for the forward Jeremy!

How about a brand new 2002 Honda RC51? Thanks for the forward Brian!

Phil sent us his 83 Honda NS250R for sale in Vancouver, Canada. It’s missing the lowers, but it’s just $2200 CAD.

Mondial May 18, 2012 posted by

I Need A Moment Alone: 2003 Mondia Piega In The United States

I Need A Moment Alone:  2003 Mondia Piega In The United States


One of three in the U.S. my friends.  I had always wondered if there were any in the United States at all.  For some reason this bike captured my imagination back in 2003:  maybe it was the Mondial history, maybe it was the story of how they got the Honda engines or maybe it was just the pure uniqueness of it.

I think the seller states it perfectly:

This bike is truly a work of art. Everything is built by hand. From the hand laid carbon fiber body work (all body work), to the hand formed and welded aluminum gas tank, and hand machined tripple clamps, rearsets etc; this bike is stunning!!! The MONDIAL PIEGA out classes any BIMOTA or M/V Agusta of the same year. It is one of the best hand built motorcycles on the planet. Exotic? Exclusive? Elegant? Yes, with a captial E! This rare motorcycle checks all the right boxes.

Mmmmm, radiators everywhere.  I’m in heaven.  A bit different than the standard RC51 set up but similar to a RC51 race set up.

The engine comes right off the RC51 along with the injection.  Mondial supposedly got a little more out of it with some software massaging and the exhaust system.  The HRC case cover is a nice touch.  I wouldn’t let your buddies with an RC51 hang around that unattended for too long.

From the auction:

This bike is beautiful and would be the jewel in any collection.  This Mondial has been ridden, and it does show that fact. It has 1,945 miles on it. There are road blemishes on the underside of the body work, where you would expect them, and there are a few nicks in the body work here and there.  It is not flaw free, it has been ridden. Having said that, the bike has NEVER been down, or over, and it has been religiously maintained.  It has had a fresh oil flush and filter change (Mobile 1 synth) and brake and clutch and radiatior fluids have been flushed and re-newed. It is stunning. Comes with Mondial Manual in English and factory Mondial bike cover. Also included is factory rear stand.

Some interesting info from the auction on the  bodywork:

The ALL CARBON FIBER body work, including painted sections, was done by Carbon Dream of Italy. Carbon Dream is famous for making many, Ferrari F1 bodies and suspension components.  And the carbon on the Bugatti Veyron just to name a few.

I think I just had an accident.  It actually has chrome-moly innards with the carbon fiber being the icing on the cake.

The auction has just begun and the seller has a BIN of $23,500.  I believe the original MSRP was in the low 30’s.

Here she is.


Honda November 9, 2011 posted by

Zero Mile ’01 Honda RC51 RVT

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

This bike if for sale locally and could end at any time.

And some more pics-

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!


Honda January 10, 2010 posted by

2006 Honda RC51 Pristine With 200 Original Miles!

Note: The new owner has contacted us and the bike is no longer for sale. Congrats!

This RC51 has 200 original miles, has a decent amount of upgrades, and looks to be in fantastic shape–as it should be with this mileage.  Located in Battle Ground, Washington is a 2006 Honda RC51.  This is the last model year for the RC51 with the ’05 and ’06 models coming in this dark gray scheme.  This bike isn’t completely original however, it features:

Akrapovic Titanium Carbon Fiber Exhaust
CRG levers
Gilles Tooling Rearsets – black
Brembo Mono block calipers
Ohlins Race shock
Steel braded Brake and Clutch lines
Double Bubble Windscreen
Renthal Sprockets
DID 520 ERO race chain
Power Commander PC3

This bike features very good mods but with it having very low miles I would expect a buyer to be more focused on a stock version.  This brings up the problem that, this bike has very good aftermarket accessories but, you could probably find the same bike with around 2,000 miles that would be considerably less than this example.  Regardless, if you missed out on a RC51 four years ago, check this one out.  The asking price is $10,500–just under what they were going for new.  See the bike on Craigslist here.


Uncategorized December 28, 2009 posted by

2002 Mondial Piega 1000

Following up on Doug’s Bimota post from Michaels Motorcycles is a 2002 Mondial Piega they also have available.  This is a hand-built, Italian motorcycle powered by a Honda RC51 SP1 V-Twin.  This bike has exotic looks with a dependable power source.  The seller states that this bike is one three in the U.S. with less than fifty made total.  The asking price for this bike is $32,500.  See it on Michael’s Motorcycles here.


Honda December 24, 2009 posted by

1993 Honda NSR250R SE MC21

Located in Newburgh, New York is a 1993 Honda NSR250SE.  This bike isn’t the best replica and isn’t perfect with some electrical and light cosmetic issues however, it seems to be a very good driver featuring HRC, RS25o, RC51 and Tyga accessories.  The asking price is $7,999.  See the bike on Craigslist here.


Honda October 23, 2009 posted by

2004 Honda RC51 Nicky Hayden Edition with only 2135 miles on ebay

Here is a 2004 Honda RC51. What’s so special about a Honda you might say? Well, this is a not just a standard RC51 – it is a 2004 Honda RC51 Nicky Hayden Edition signed by its namesake. If you may recall, Nicky Hayden won the 2002 AMA Superbike Championship aboard a RC51 prior to being promoted to MotoGP (and went on to when the MotoGP Championship in 2006).

What else is special besides this dude’s signature? According to Wikipedia, the Nicky Hayden differs “from previous models by a polished aluminum frame and swing arm, a sticker kit, and white number plates on the front upper fairing and tail fairing.”

2004 RC51 Nicky Hayden Edition for sale

Additional information form the ebay listing:

You are bidding on a 2004 Honda RC51 Nicky Hayden Edition that has only 2135 miles on it. I am listing this bike for a good friend of mine. This bike is perfect and is new in every way, never any accidents or laid down in any way. Honda did not make that many of the Hayden bikes, so here is your chance to own one. The bike needs nothing and is ready for the road……….it comes with a matching helmet and back seat.

I do not know where the reserve is set but this is an almost new example down to the rear fender and reflectors. Not that I have ever owned a RC51, I do wish Honda would have continued development of their V-Twin sportbikes. Same with Suzuki’s TL1000R…