Steve McQueen 1938 Triumph Speed Twin

Steve McQueen Triumph Speed Twin heads auction

Las Vegas motorcycle auctions seem to attract the biggest bids and January’s Bonham’s sale is set to do the same with some famous bikes including a Triumph 5T Speed Twin once owned by Steve McQueen. Steve McQueen’s 1915 Cyclone sold at a Mecum auction for almost $A1 million in 2015 in Las Vegas. It was …

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Sunday Husky 400 Cross Steve McQueen collectors

Steve McQueen still rates among bike collectors

Steve McQueen motorcycles and memorabilia continues to rate highly among collectors with his 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross selling for $US230,500 (A326,610) at a weekend auction. The Hollywood star and national endurance motorcycle representative rode the Husky in the closing beach scenes of the 1971 film On Any Sunday. His Husky had previously sold at a Bonham’s …

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Jack Ehret's Vincent Black Lightning collection valuable - speed twin

Aussie bike tops world valuable lists

A 1951 Vincent Black Lightning on which Jack Ehret set an Australian speed record has topped lists as the world’s most valuable motorcycle and the biggest increase in value. The bike is now returning to Australia after being bought on Australia Day 2018 at the Bonham’s annual Las Vegas motorcycle auction for a record $US929,000 ($A1,155,000, €748,500) …

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Steampunk Goldwing

Steampunk Goldwing goes to auction

A steampunk custom version of a 1981 Honda Goldwing is going to under the hammer in November at an estimated price of $US5000-$7000. The bike was customised with the steampunk theme for the 1995 Hollywood film “Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill”. Steampunk is a genre of science fiction that blends historic steam-powered machinery …

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Reitwagen wooden motorcycle replica

First wooden motorcycle replica at auction

A replica of the first motorcycle, which was made of wood, is being auctioned in the UK this weekend and expected to fetch up to $A24,000. The first motorcycle was the 1885 Reitwagen made by German inventor Gottlieb Daimler, late of Mercedes-Benz fame. An un-named craftsman used detailed drawings and photographs of the original to …

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Ewan and McQueen bikes sell at auction

Ewan McGregor sold his “beloved” Panhead chopper and two Steve McQueen bikes have also sold at the annual Bonhams motorcycle auction in Las Vegas. The Star Wars actor’s chopper, styled by ‘Indian Larry’ Desmedt, sold for just $US 25,300 ($A33,587). The bike is powered by a Panhead-style Pandemonium 88ci motor and was built in 2010 …

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