ITAL­IAN COL­LEC­TION GOE

Huge col­lec­tion of rare and ex­otic sports ma­chines up for sale at in­au­gu­ral Lon­don mo­tor­cy­cle auc­tion

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n Fe­bru­ary 13 around 100 clas­sic and vin­tage mo­tor­cy­cles will go un­der the ham­mer as Lon­don’s first ded­i­cated world- class mo­tor­cy­cle- only auc­tion gets un­der­way.

Run in con­junc­tion with the Ca­role Nash MCN Lon­don Mo­tor­cy­cle Show, the auc­tion’s cen­tre­piece is a stun­ning col­lec­tion of Ital­ian road and race ma­chin­ery.

Span­ning nine decades, the bikes range from a 1925 575cc Fon­gri Sport Lusso to a 2006 works su­per­stock- spec Benelli Tor­nado. Stun­ning Ital­ian road bikes are up for sale too in­clud­ing a Jhp-tuned Du­cati 996 SPS (with over £40,000 worth of per­for­mance parts fit­ted) and a very rare 2001 Du­cati MH900 Evoluzione (Hail­wood trib­ute) with only 12 kilo­me­tres on the clock.

His­toric Bri­tish and Ja­panese ma­chines are also on of­fer. The pick of the crop is a one-off 1992 Brough Su­pe­rior SS120 spe­cial and a well-pre­sented, 1954 Vin­cent Rapide. Ja­panese-made ma­chines in­clude a stun­ning, ex- Ital­ian su­per­bike cham­pi­onship Honda RC45 fit­ted with an HRC race kit.

The auc­tion starts at 2.30pm and is held in the main hall of the Ca­role Nash MCN Lon­don Mo­tor­cy­cle Show at the Ex­cel cen­tre, Dock­lands. Tick­ets to the show are just £17 in ad­vance from www.mc­n­mo­tor­cy­cleshow.com or by call­ing 0844 873 7346. The auc­tion and lots can be viewed with a stan­dard en­try ticket. En­trance to the auc­tion it­self and the abil­ity to bid re­quires pur­chase of an auc­tion cat­a­logue (£10, ad­mits two peo­ple).

1972 MOTO GUZZI V7 2001 DU­CATI MH900 JHP DU­CATI 916 SPS

1987 CAGIVA GP500 1972 LAVERDA SFC MK1 1983 DU­CATI TT2

1925 FON­GRI SPORT

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