Everything Else Anything and everything NON-VTR related

Who wants a low-mileage RC51?

Old 01-07-2016, 07:08 PM
  #1  
Who are you?
SuperSport
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 731
Just_Nick is on a distinguished road
Who wants a low-mileage RC51?

2003 Honda RC51 RVT1000R

And I mean low mileage.
Just_Nick is offline  
Old 01-08-2016, 08:53 AM
  #2  
Junior Member
Squid
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Arizona
Posts: 29
michaelangus is on a distinguished road
michaelangus is offline  
Old 01-08-2016, 11:13 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
Superstock
 
Hangfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: San Fran Freako
Posts: 389
Hangfly is on a distinguished road
You mean I can be the first person to get a sore back from that bike?
Hangfly is offline  
Old 01-08-2016, 12:14 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
SuperBike
 
finepooch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: moncton nb canada
Posts: 1,258
finepooch is on a distinguished road
the rc51 is a classic. i wish i had kept mine. if it had more hp i would have kept it. to quench my hp thirst i went with a 1098 and at that point in my life there was no further need for the rc51
finepooch is offline  
Old 01-08-2016, 02:24 PM
  #5  
Who are you?
SuperSport
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 731
Just_Nick is on a distinguished road
Originally Posted by Hangfly View Post
You mean I can be the first person to get a sore back from that bike?
2015s
Just_Nick is offline  
Old 01-11-2016, 08:04 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
SuperSport
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 886
1971allchaos is on a distinguished road
No need to be rude.... You ride the option....
I took my 2003 , out of the crate, and put the first mile on the clicker(here in the states) LOVE MY TWINs, enough to buy a 2006(BLK) in 2010.....
Attached Thumbnails Who wants a low-mileage RC51?-ballerina-bruiser.jpg   Who wants a low-mileage RC51?-2005.jpg   Who wants a low-mileage RC51?-minions.jpg  
1971allchaos is offline  
Old 01-12-2016, 05:36 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
SuperBike
 
finepooch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: moncton nb canada
Posts: 1,258
finepooch is on a distinguished road
Originally Posted by 1971allchaos View Post
No need to be rude.... You ride the option....
I took my 2003 , out of the crate, and put the first mile on the clicker(here in the states) LOVE MY TWINs, enough to buy a 2006(BLK) in 2010.....
nice bikes
finepooch is offline  
Old 01-13-2016, 12:58 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
Superstock
 
archaicguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: St.Louis Mo
Posts: 311
archaicguy is on a distinguished road
I am currently shopping for an RC51 myself
archaicguy is offline  
Old 01-13-2016, 04:57 PM
  #9  
evil man of nothing
MotoGP
 
captainchaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Posts: 4,177
captainchaos is on a distinguished road
I'm kinda surprised that bike has been for sale for so long. Seems like a reasonable price for something I'd imagine is fairly difficult to duplicate, at least mileage-wise.
captainchaos is offline  
Old 01-13-2016, 10:31 PM
  #10  
Member
Superstock
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Snohomish, WA.
Posts: 285
Upland111 is on a distinguished road
Question for 1971 and those that have ridden the RC51. How much room is there for someone 6'2". I am considering either this or a 2004-07 Aprilia RSV for a track bike. Since I have never sat on the RC, I wonder how it would compare to the Aprilia? A friend of mine who is about 5'10" has ridden one and he said the footpeg to seat to handlebar was more cramped than his 06' CBR1000RR. Hence, the question.
I always thought the 05'/06' RC's had the best color scheme!
Thanks Guys!
Upland111 is offline  
Old 01-14-2016, 03:23 AM
  #11  
Senior Member
Superstock
 
archaicguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: St.Louis Mo
Posts: 311
archaicguy is on a distinguished road
I am 6'2". I've never really ridden one but did check one out a couple years ago. Sat on it, ran it etc.
I think I will be fine myself, if not I will get used to it.
It will not be my only bike and I plan on riding both evenly so I have that option also.
archaicguy is offline  
Old 01-17-2016, 01:30 AM
  #12  
Member
Squid
 
Bustin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Seattle, Wa., U.S.A.
Posts: 45
Bustin is on a distinguished road
That's a great deal, if legit (?). If it was somewhat local to me, I'd be on it .

The RC51 is a great bike. If you like your Superhawk , the RC will send you to the moon.

However, like the SH , this was no sport-touring bike.

I was lucky enough to have a co-worker that bought one new and left her alone, other than a Two Brothers exhaust and a couple other minor mods..... he used to trade me for my Blackbird (CBR1100XX) on occasion, when he had more than a few miles to burn on the highway, or wanted to take his girl along for the ride. Nice trade. I would spend the weekend mostly on the back tire of the RC, and he could put in more than 100 miles on the Blackbird without needing pain killers to get to sleep that night.

Bottomline.... to Honda's credit , they made few concessions to comfort on the RC51. Least comfortable stock seat EVER, for one thing....but, you aren't really supposed to spend any time actually sitting on that seat to begin with on this particular bike , are you ? If you aren't hanging off the side of this thing dragging a knee , or standing on the pegs as you power up into the straightaway, you technically aren't really using it for it's intended purpose....which is hustling down the road about as fast as you can without crashing.

These remaining RC51s will only go up in value as the years pile up on them, and anyone who tries to transform it into a comfortable street bike should stow all the OEM stuff safely in a big box, so they can put it back to race-ready Honda stock trim , in case they want to cash in on it's ascending value in the future.

Last edited by Bustin; 01-17-2016 at 01:41 AM.
Bustin is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
haknslash
Classifieds
14
10-10-2010 12:05 PM
superhawk22
Racing
8
04-30-2008 02:32 PM
jamesvtr
Ebay
1
04-17-2007 06:11 PM
2sonrk
General Discussion
32
09-05-2006 07:25 AM
Scumbag
Group Rides
4
04-23-2006 08:31 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Who wants a low-mileage RC51?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:56 AM.


© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands