Modern classics perform well, but Brough stays top of the heap
Modern classic Hondas performed remarkably well at Excel on February 18, with three Hondas among the top performing lots. An instant classic from its launch in 1988, Honda’s VFR750R – or RC30 – remains eminently desirable and a Japanese market 1988 model made £19,000. But its successor – a 1994 RC45 – went one better, changing hands at £36,000 (see page 8). With just 1km recorded on the speedometer and period extras including Marchesini wheels and Brembo brakes, this was a truly stunning machine. Another Honda – their ultimate high-tech road bike a 1994 NR750 – made £48,000 (see page 8).
But it was a very traditional classic that made the best price of the sale. This 1927 Brough Superior ohv 680 sold for £70,000 £10,000 over top estimate. The bike, from the Hitchcock’s Motorcycles collection, was fitted with a later 1928 twin cam engine and was presented in ‘barn fresh’ condition.
19 27 Brough Superior made £70,0 00