John Lennon on his Honda monkey bike valuable hefty price

John Lennon monkey bike sets record

John Lennon wasn’t known as a motorcyclist, yet his Honda monkey bike has sold for more than 15,000% of its original price at a British auction. His Honda XUC 91H sold through H&H Classics at the National Motorbikes Museum for £56,250 (about $A100,300, €63,150 $US77,900). It is the highest price paid for a monkey bike and almost double …

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Vincent rapide

Vincent Rapide sells for near-record

A long lost Vincent 1938 HRD Series A Rapide found among a collection in Japan has been sold at a H&H auction to a British buyer bidding on the phone for £ (about $A444,500). The amount is just short of the £275,000 (about $A456,800) world record for a Vincent sold in 2008. H&H Classics spokesman Mark Bryan says …

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Mark Bryan with barn find Vincent

How to discover a motorcycle barn find

Every rider must dream of discovering a “barn find” where you open the barn or shed doors and find a collection of valuable old bikes stashed away. Some people stumble upon them or inherit them in a will, but for Mark Bryan it’s hard work. His nickname is ‘El Granero’ which is Spanish for the …

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