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James May and the Art of Motorcycle Reassembly

This video of former Top Gear and now Grand Tour presenter James May reassembling a Honda Z50 “monkey bike” over 30 minutes is not a mechanic’s guide to reassembling a motorcycle. It’s actually quite an entertaining ramble through the motorcycle fanatic’s philosophy of motorcycles, riding and keeping your tools tidy.  Apparently the average time viewers …

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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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John Lennon on his Honda monkey bike valuable hefty price

John Lennon monkey bike for sale

John Lennon wasn’t known as a motorcyclist, yet a monkey bike he owned is expected to fetch more than 10,000% of its original price when it goes to auction in March. That’s the price of fame and we’ve seen similar inflated prices for vehicles owned by Steve McQueen! Honda began making the monkey bike with …

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