Coventry-Eagle Flying-8 police pursuit motorcycle

Old Victorian police pursuit bike at auction

It seems police have always had high-powered pursuit bikes with this 100mph (160km/h) Coventry-Eagle Flying-8 dating back to the 1930s. It was designed to pursue villains on the fastest bike of the day, the Brough Superior. On Sunday (April 22, 2018), it will feature at the Bonham’s Spring Stafford Sale where it is expected to …

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2017 Ducati Design Centre Scrambler Cafe Racer Concept - Moby Dick

Scrambler wins, Moby Dick loses

Ducati Scramblers came away with two design awards and a 1928 Brough Superior SS100 called Moby Dick valued at $A1m failed to sell at the weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The show on Italy’s Lake Como features a concours and a Sotheby’s auction of rare and collectible bikes. Ducati’s Design Centre captured two awards with their …

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1928 Brough Superior SS100 called “Moby Dick”

Moby Dick Brough Superior up for auction

A 1928 Brough Superior SS100 called Moby Dick that was once the “fastest privately owned machine in the world” is a highlight of a Sotheby’s auction in Italy next month. The  ‘Moto-Icons: From Café Racer to the Superbike’ sale of 20 bikes is from a single-owner collection and will be held on May 27, 2017, on the shores of Lake …

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British 1933 Brough SS80 australia

Brough gems to stay in Australia

A pair of British Brough Superior motorcycles from the early 1930s have sold at the Shannons Melbourne Summer Auction above estimates and are staying in Australia. While the Broughs had some non-original parts, they still sold well above their estimated values, showing how desirable these still bikes are. An Australian-delivered 1933 Brough SS80 (pictured above) that …

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Brough Superior SS100

Brough Superior SS100 returns to road

The first Brough Superior motorcycles in seven decades will start to roll off the assembly line in France in October at £49,999 (about $A86,000, $US66,000) each. It’s been three years since the new generation of SS100 was unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November, 2013. From October, the new company will start …

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Brough BS4 - Moby Dick

Brough Superior sells for auction record

A rusted 1932 Brough Superior 800cc Model BS4 Project motorcycle lost for more than 50 years has sold at the 28th annual Bonhams Stafford Sale for £331,900 ($A623,946/$US480,196), setting a new world auction record for the brand. It is also the sixth most expensive bike sold at auction and a record for a British motorcycle, …

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Brough Superior SS 100 outfit

Brough outfit could set record auction price

A rare and unrestored 1930 Brough Superior 986cc SS100 outfit (with sidecar) is estimated to sell at the H&H Classics auction in the UK on April 19 for up to £350,000. That price would make it the most expensive Brough ever sold at auction, beating the 1929 Brough Superior SS100 Alpine Grand Sports that fetched £315,100 …

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1938 Brough Superior 982cc SS100 Project – Estimate £60,000-80,000

‘Lost’ Brough Superior motorcycles found

Eight long-lost Brough Superior motorcycles, believed to have been destroyed, have been found in a Cornish village and will be sold at a Bonhams auction in April, 2016. The bikes were stored in Bodmin Moor barns for more than 50 years and were discovered whole and in parts, under decades of dust, old machinery parts …

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Steve McQueen's 1934 Indian 750cc Sport Scout

Steve McQueen Indian sold at auction

A 1934 Indian 750cc Sport Scout once owned by Hollywood star and motorcycle fanatic Steve McQueen has sold at auction for £59,740 ($A127,000). That may sound like a lot, but it’s nowhere near the almost $1 million paid for his 1915 Cyclone board tracker in May. McQueen’s Indian was one of more than 230 motorcycles …

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1927 Brough Superior 980cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sport

Brough Superior set for huge prices

Several Brough Superior motorcycles – once considered the Rolls-Royce of the bike world – are going up for auction in October in the UK attracting prices up to £240,000. The highest price paid for a Brough was £315,100 ($A664,000/$US488,000) at the Bonhams Bond Street Sale on October 30, 2014, for a 1929 Brough Superior 986cc …

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