Marlon Brando Harley-Davidson

Marlon Brando Harley sells for $.25m

UPDATED: A 1969 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide belonging to the late Marlon Brando has been sold at auction for $US256,000, making it one of the top 50 most expensive motorcycles sold at auction. It’s a massive amount, but well short of its estimate of $400,000. The Hollywood star owned several motorcycles and rode a Triumph Thunderbird in …

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Jerry Lee Lewis Harley Davidson

Jerry Lee Lewis Harley to fetch $1m

Celebrity bikes are attracting big money at the moment and now a ’59 Harley owned by rock ‘n’ roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis is expecting to fetch $1 million this weekend. This follows a world record $US1.3m paid recently for the Captain America Harley Panhead chopper from the 1969 cult film Easy Rider despite questions over …

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Could the Easy Rider Captain America chopper soon become the most expensive motorcycle in the world?

World’s most expensive motorcycles

The most expensive motorcycle to ever change hands is a 1948 Vincent Black Lightning which sold for a neat $US1 million. But it could soon be overshadowed by a movie star. The Vincent was famously ridden by Rollie Free wearing a bathing suit at the Bonneville Salt Flats. He set a record speed of a 150.313mph (241.905km/h) …

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Buddy Holly's 1958 Ariel Cyclone

Buddy Holly’s Ariel motorcycle for sale

UPDATED OCTOBER 9: A 1958 Ariel Cyclone bought by ‘50s rock and roll legend Buddy Holly just six months before he died and belonging to good friend Waylon Jennings has been sold at a Guernsey auction in Phoenix, Arizona, for $US450,000. It was bought by a Texan fan who will grant the bike on long-term loan to …

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