Honda VTR1000 (SP1 SP2 RC51) For Sale

Honda VTR1000 (SP1 SP2 RC51)
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Current Prices: £10,950–£5,850

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Power: 134 bhp

Engine: 999 cc, 10,000 rpm red line, 155 mph top speed

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Economy: 30 mpg

Range: 120 miles from the 18.0 litre tank

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Seat Height: 813 mm

Weight: 223 kg (wet), 199 kg (dry)

What Is It?

The Honda VTR1000 SP1 and SP2 are dedicated sports bikes which replaced the RVF750R RC45. They are powered by a Euro 1 compliant liquid cooled 999cc 90° V-Twin four stroke engine, producing 134.1bhp at 9,500rpm and maximum torque at 8,000rpm.

Features include:

  • Aluminium twin spar frame and swingarm
  • Dual 320mm discs up front with Nissin 2 piston calipers
  • 220mm disc at the rear with Nissin single piston caliper
  • Adjustable Showa 43mm upside down fork with 130mm travel
  • Adjustable Showa 40mm rear shock with 120mm travel
  • 2->2 Stainless Steel exhaust system
  • 6 speed gearbox, fuel injection

Honda's superbike departed from the RC45's V4 engine in order to better compete with Ducati and had a more aggressive riding position, with a number of Magnesium bits to reduce weight.

Unusually the air intake port is right in the nose, passing straight through the steering head to a large port with a low / high-speed valve. Like the VTR1000F Firestorm there are two side mounted radiators visible through the iconic triangular cutouts in the fairing, although in this case they are 20% larger.

The engine is also significantly tweaked from the Firestorm, with larger pistons, smaller stroke and higher compression; basically more power at higher revs. It was Honda's last gear driven cam race bike and was eventually replaced by the CBR1000RR. The 6-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 190/50 at the rear.

  • 2000: "Winning Red"
  • 2001: Red, silver
  • 2002-2003: White/black
  • 2004-2005: Black/silver
  • 2006-2008: Black/grey

2001: Fork now gold.

2002: SP2 introduces a new press-forged longer swingarm, more rigid frame / engine interface, improved fuel injection with 12 jet injectors for more power, 30mm taller screen for better protection, better looking indicators, new exhaust system, new 5-spoke wheel design and radiator fans both sides. Dry weight down from 199kg to 194kg.

2004: New fuel injection and exhaust for Euro 2 compliance. Adjustable clutch lever.

2005: Frame and front fender now black.

Did You Know?

It's called the RVT1000R in the USA.

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2000 £7,300 £5,850 £5,100 25,700
2001 £7,900 £6,350 £5,550 24,900
2002 £8,450 £6,750 £5,950 24,100
2003 £9,000 £7,200 £6,300 23,100
2004 £9,450 £7,550 £6,600 22,100
2005 £9,900 £7,900 £6,950 21,100
2006 £10,300 £8,250 £7,200 19,900
2007 £10,650 £8,500 £7,450 18,700
2008 £10,950 £8,750 £7,650 17,500

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Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2000 217 592 809 170 / month
2001 143 387 530 240 / month
2002 68 185 253 150 / month
2003 17 49 66 Rarely
2004 8 10 18 24 / month
2005 - 4 4 49 / month
2006 1 1 2 Rarely
2007 - - - 9 / month
2008 - 1 1 Rarely

Stats include those licenced for use on the road and those off the road with a SORN, by year of production. Source: DVLA

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