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Fonzie bike finally sells at auction

One of three motorcycles used by actor Henry Winkler playing Fonzie in Happy Days has sold for $USUS179,200 (about $A240,000) in a Julien’s Auctions Hollywood Legends in Las Vegas. The 1949 Triumph Trophy TR500 was provided for the popular TV series by stuntman Bud Ekins, who also built bikes for …

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Old Victorian police pursuit bike at auction

It seems police have always had high-powered pursuit bikes with this 100mph (160km/h) Coventry-Eagle Flying-8 dating back to the 1930s. It was designed to pursue villains on the fastest bike of the day, the Brough Superior. On Sunday (April 22, 2018), it will feature at the Bonham’s Spring Stafford Sale …

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Rare bikes in Shannons Melbourne Auction

Several rare bikes including A matching-numbers 1939 Indian Four, a Harley-Davidson racer replica and an unrestored 1988 BMW R65 with only 1035km on the clock are highlights of the annual Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction on April 30. Indian Four The four-cylinder Indian Four was built from 1928 to 1942. Indian …

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Russell Crowe sells two motorcycles

Actor Russell Crowe has sold two of his motorcycles and a host of movie memorabilia, musical equipment, paintings and more in a #3.7 million auction in Sydney. The Sotheby’s Australia “The Art of Divorce” auction was part of a divorce settlement between the actor and his former wife Danielle Spencer. …

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Singer Jay Kay sells two motorcycles

Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay is known for his love of fast cars, but he also has a passion for motorcycles after gaining his licence in 2003. However, he has so many cars and bikes, he’s now slimming down his bike collection by selling two at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro Classic …

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American motorcycle collection for sale

An important collection of classic American motorcycles has joined an Australian speed-record-holding 1951 Vincent Black Lightning heading for auction in January. The New England collection of Indian, Harley-Davidson, Henderson and Excelsior comes from the private collection of noted businessman James Jalbert. It will be part of Bonhams’ world-renowned Las Vegas …

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Moby Dick Brough Superior up for auction

A 1928 Brough Superior SS100 called Moby Dick that was once the “fastest privately owned machine in the world” is a highlight of a Sotheby’s auction in Italy next month. The  ‘Moto-Icons: From Café Racer to the Superbike’ sale of 20 bikes is from a single-owner collection and will be held on May 27, 2017, …

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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 …

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Evel Knievel leathers, walking stick for sale

Racing leathers and a diamond-encrusted walking stick claimed to have belonged to the godfather of stunt riders, Evel Knievel, are being auctioned online. So far there is a bid of $US30,000 on the leathers and $17,000 on the walking stick. The auction ends on February 26. The items, being sold …

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Ariels sold for German Kettenkrad bike

A British motorcycle collector is selling his 30-year collection of 30 unrestored Ariels to fund his other passion for the German World War II Kettenkrad (pictured). Clive Pearson, 68, wants to locate and restore a German Kettenkrad war motorcycle (pictured above) which he has restored in the past. The motorbike …

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