Sunday, 12 April 2015

Top Gear Duo's Bikes go under the Hammer at Bonhams Collectors' Motorcycle Sale

Richard Hammond is sitting on a Vincent Black Shadow

Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale will include 12 motorcycles belonging to Richard Hammond and James May, former presenters of the popular motoring programme, Top Gear.

May and Hammond discussed the sale of their respective motorcycles in their usual humorous manner:
“Just because I’m unemployed now doesn’t mean I have to get rid of everything,” said May. “I was going to sell these bikes anyway. And those paintings, and my collection of Scalextric cars. Honest”.

Hammond added:
“As a serious collector of motorcycles, it’s important to review one’s stable regularly, and the Bonhams Stafford sale is the ideal opportunity to move bikes on and possibly acquire new ones. I also have a canoe, and some Wharfedale hi-fi speakers, if anyone’s interested”.

James May on a Honda RC 30

Ben Walker, Bonhams International Head of Motorcycles, said: 
“Jokes aside, James and Richard are offering for sale some great motorcycles from their collections, including examples of Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda and Norton – and we expect the collection to attract a lot of attention at the upcoming Spring Stafford Sale. We’re delighted that they both elected to consign their collections with Bonhams Motorcycle Department, an agreement that originated many months ago”.
The Hammond and May motorcycles featured in Bonhams Stafford Sale are:

The property of James May:
• Lot 326: 1974 Yamaha 49cc FS1-E – £2,000-2,400
• Lot 327: 1976 Suzuki AP50 E – £2,000-2,400
• Lot 328: 1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle – £1,200-1,500
• Lot 329: 1979 Suzuki TS250 – £800-1,200
• Lot 330: 1973 Honda CD175 – £1,400-1,800
• Lot 331: 1975 Honda CB200 – £1,500-1,800
• Lot 332: 1971 Kawasaki 250cc A1 Samurai – £5,000-6,000
• Lot 333: 2010 Yamaha SR400 'Grievous Angel' by Deus Ex Machina – £8,000-12,000

The property of Richard Hammond:
• Lot 334: 1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing – £4,000-6,000
• Lot 335: 2010 Norton Commando 961SE – £14,500-18,500
• Lot 336: 1970 Triton 500cc 'Café Racer' – £6,500-8,500
• Lot 337: 1975 Yamaha 49cc FS1-E – £2,500-3,500

Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale takes place at the International Classic MotorCycle Show, Staffordshire County Showground on 26th April, 2015. Viewing 10:00-17:00 Saturday 25th April.

For further information and a full lot listing visit:

Note: The images (above) of motorcycles featuring May and Hammond are part of their current personal collections, and are not featured in Bonhams Stafford Sale.

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