King Dick no reserve

Classic motorbikes offered at no reserve

If you’ve ever wanted to buy a classic bike at auction, it might be time to have a go as there are some potential bargains offered at no reserve in a Sydney auction next month. There are 14 motorcycles available at the annual Shannons Autumn Classic Auction & Rare Number Plates in Sydney on March …

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Steve McQueen 1938 Triumph Speed Twin

Steve McQueen Speed Twin sets record

Steve McQueen continues to set motorcycle records 38 years after his death with his Triumph Speed Twin fetching the highest price ever paid for that model at auction. The 1938 Triumph 5T Speed Twin 500 was estimated to fetch up to $US65,000 (about $A91,000), but sold at the Bonham’s annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction for …

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1949 Indian-Vincent Factory Prototype

Rare hybrid Indian Vincent for auction

Long before amateur custom bike builders fused Triumph engines into Norton featherbed frames to make the Triton in the 1960s and ’70s, Vincent and Indian collaborated on a couple of hybrid prototypes that were stillborn projects. In 1948, the manager of Indian Motorcycles, Ralph Rogers, and the director of Vincent HRD, Philip Vincent, agreed on a …

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British 1933 Brough SS80 australia

Bargain British Broughs at auction

A pair of highly-desirable British Brough Superior motorcycles from the early 1930s are the highlight of the Shannons Melbourne Summer Auction on December 5. Brough motorcycles have been setting record prices of more than half-a-million dollars overseas yet these are estimated to sell for under $100,000. Already there is international buyer interest. The price-limiting factor …

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1912 Flying Merkel Twin at Las Vegas auction - Vincent

Highlights of Las Vegas motorcycle auction

The seventh Bonhams’ Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction is expected to again feature some highly desirable bikes and paraphernalia, as well as attracting record prices. In the past, the annual January auction has featured bikes belonging to Easy Rider stars, photos from Ewan McGregor’s and Charley Boorman’s Long Way Down, Mike Hailwood race bikes, Evel Knievel bikes …

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Rare 1983 BMW R 100 RS Limited Edition

Rare 1983 BMW with just 2 miles

It’s pretty rare to find a 30-odd-year-old bike in perfect condition, but even rare for it to have just 2 miles on the odometer! That’s why this 1983  BMW R 100 RS  Limited Edition is being tipped to sell for £11,000 to £13,000 ($A19,000-$22,600) at the H&H Classics Duxford sale on October 12 at the …

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