Jack Ehret's Vincent Black Lightning collection valuable

Aussie Vincent Black Lightning sets world record

On Australia Day, an Australian speed-record-holding 1951 Vincent Black Lightning has set a world record at the Bonham’s annual Las Vegas motorcycle auction. The 1951 Vincent Black Lightning sold for $US929,000 ($A1,155,000, €748,500), making it the most valuable motorcycle ever sold at auction.  The record was previously held by a yellow 1915 Cyclone owned by …

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1973 MV Agusta 750S collector

Italian motorcycles whet collector appetites

A significant European collection of 16 Italian motorcycles is a highlight of the Spring Stafford Sale on April 23, 2017, that should whet the appetite of any collector. Bonhams Motorcycle Department secured the bikes for the Spring Stafford Sale from one collector with a passion for Italian brands such as MV Agusta and Ducati. The sale will be held at the …

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Sons of Anarchy Mayan chopper

Sons of Anarchy bike on auction

A bike used in the Sons of Anarchy TV series as well as several other TV shows is going up for auction this weekend along with several other celebrity bikes. The Dan Kruse Classics auction will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, starting Friday November 25, 2016 (1pm local time). The …

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motorcycle auction

10 tips on buying at a motorcycle auction

If you’ve ever dreamed of buying your dream bike at a motorcycle auction, check out our tips to make sure you don’t get caught out buying a dud or spending too much. Auctions can be a fun experience and you can land yourself a real bargain. However, there are many pitfalls as well. First there …

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The Lonati motorcycle collection goes to auction

Rare motorcycle collection auctioned

Perhaps the biggest and most impressive single-owner motorcycle collection is headed to the Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale in the UK in October. The collection of 60 motorcycles, mainly Harley-Davidson, Indian, Pierce and Excelsior, comes from the Italian family of the late Tiberio Lonati, CEO of the Santoni Group. “This is an incredibly rare find; 60 fantastic …

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Knucklehead at Shannons auction

Knucklehead, Hailwood in Shannons auction

A spectacular 1941 Harley-Davidson FL Knucklehead V-twin and a 1983 Ducati MHR900 Mike Hailwood race replica head an eclectic range in the annual Shannons Sydney Winter Classic Auction on Monday, August 10, 2015. The fully restored Knucklehead is unusual as it has the larger 74-cid FL engine which was not officially available until the following year. …

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1912 500cc Harleys

Rusty old Harleys to fetch thousands at auction

Five rusty old, unrestored Harley-Davidson motorcycles are expected to fetch as much as $58,000 in the Shannons Sydney Winter Auction on August 25 with one already attracting international attention. The final five bikes are from a private NSW collection of more than 60 significant Harley-Davidsons which Shannons has auctioned over the past year, attracting mounting …

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1955 Vincent Black Prince Project

Rusted Vincent Black Prince sets record price

This heap of rusted and battered parts is a 1955 Vincent Black Prince and it has just sold for the record price of £91,100 ($162,800). It fetched almost four times its estimated value at the £2.4 million ($4.3m) Bonhams Summer Classic Sale of 115 motorcycles in the UK over the weekend. The bike set a …

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1921 Rudge 499cc Multi once owned by King Onyeama of Eke, Nigeria Bonhams auction

King’s bike in Bonhams Auction

One of the highlights of the next Bonhams auction is a Rudge Multi that belonged to the King of Nigeria. The 1921 Rudge 499cc Multi which features in the Bonhams auction Banbury Run Sale in Woodstock, Oxford, on June 7 won’t cost a king’s ransom. It is in rather woeful condition and is expected to …

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George Brough's Brough Superior

Brough’s Brough Superior up for sale

An historically important Brough Superior – one of the most expensive and exclusive motorcycles in its time – will come under the auctioneer’s hammer later this month The Brough Superior campaigned by George Brough in the London-Edinburgh Trial, a rare Bimota HB1, and a 1929 Scott owned and raced by Phil Vare at the Isle …

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