2001 Honda RC51 SP1

6 months ago
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
Atlas Honda
Available on
Bay Area Riders Forum

Asking: $2800
I've owned and slowly modified the bike over the past 6 years. I used the bike for commuting to/from work, weekend rides and track days.
Bike info:
52k miles. Engine is solid and been fed on wholegrain Motul M800. I've pretty much replaced everything else that matters... All street gear is currently on and functioning (lights, etc.)
Completely Stock motor, except for K&N air filter.
Front-end: 2006 CBR1000RR forks resprung for the SP's weight and a 170lb rider (with gear). Rider sag set right on standard spec. 5wt Motul fork oil with maybe 1000 miles on it...
Braking: Radial mount Tokico calipers from a 2005 GSXR1000 & EBC-HH pads on CBR954 rotors.These are stock 330mm rotors. Biggest. Ever. Made. Braking performance is simply EPIC on this bike. I have never faded, and I'm a heavy braker on a heavy bike. Stock 2006 CBR600 front wheel (huge weight loss).
Rear is stock caliper & rotor with EBC-HH pads.
Tyres: Dunlop Q3's with approx. 60% life on rear, Front has more. These saw a couple of trackdays and that's it.
Wheels: I have a second-hand set of Carrozerria forged wheels. The front is straigth and true, but the rear is bent and repaired (poorly). I didn't end up using them but they go with the bike. Stock rear wheel is currently fitted.
Rear Sus: Penske shock (I think an 8000-series but not sure). Piggyback reservoir and single-speed adjustable compression, rebound, and of course preload. Rear sag set to stock spec. This single change completely transformed the rear of the bike. That shock is amazing. Ohlins-who??
Full fiberglass race fairing (goes with bike)
Leo Vince slip ons but for an SP2. You need SP2 stock headers to fit. (goes with bike)
Original HRC quick throttle. (goes with bike)
Original forks and front brakes (goes with bike)
SP2 rear swing arm, $250 extra
PC3 tuned for the Leo Vinces. $150 extra
The bad:
Cosmetics not great. The bike had two real slow lowsides, one repaired and another in the pics. The fairings are a bit rough. Either stick on the race kit or get some Chinesium... The tank and fairing is painted with rhinoline. I love it, but tastes may vary.
It's planned non-op right now, since I had other bikes for street and this ended up only for track outings. I have the plate but obviously the sticker is out of date. Everything works on it, so re-registering takes 5 mins online. And NO BACK-FEES!
This bike rides, brakes & turns better than any street RC51 out there! These mods were chosen for a reason - they work amazing and are a marvel of cheap speed. Passing $20k modern superbikes from the outside on this thing never gets old!