Bonhams Legend Of The Motorcycle Auction

For immediate release. 25 March 2008 - San Francisco - In its second annual sale at the fast approaching Legend of the Motorcycle Concours d'Elegance, internationally renowned auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields will offer nearly 100 motorcycles spanning over a century of history, design and ingenuity. "This sale is about quality, not quantity," says Mark Osborne, the auction house's Motoring Department Head. "While we are offering a large inventory, the motorcycles and related memorabilia are selected to represent the standards of this unique event as well as our own. We have an extremely diverse line-up and it should attract strong interest." To be auctioned will be motorbikes from America, Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, even a 1958 Nimbus Four from Denmark and a 1909 Monet Goyon from France. Highlights include:

1906 Indian Camelback
1903 Rex Lands End to John o'Groats
1913 Excelsior Big Twin
1949 Triumph T100
1914 Indian 4-valve Board Track Racer
1952 BSA
Hill Climb Special
1940 Indian Four
1956 Matchless G80, restored by Bud Ekins
1960 Harley-Davidson Duo Glide
1956 Vincent Black Knight
1982 Harley-Davidson XR750 Racer
Norton Commandos (3) Italian
1973 MV Agusta 750 S
1969 Kawasaki H1 500 Triple
1974 Moto Guzzi V7
1971 Honda CB500 Four
1975 Ducati 750 SS Round Case
1973Kawasaki Z1
1982 Benelli Sei 900
1981 Honda CBX
1983 Laverda Jota
2007 Ducati NCR New Blue

All this, of course, is in addition to the Mike Corbin collection, which includes the ex-Steve McQueen 1940 Indian Scout and the ex-Evel Knievel 2004 Harley Heritage Custom. The auction takes place in conjunction with the highly anticipated Legend of the Motorcycle on Saturday, May 3rd at the ocean-side Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California (just south of San Francisco).The auction starts at 4:30 in the hotel's ballroom. The auction preview, which may be almost as big a draw as the Concours field, takes place throughout the day from 9:00 am-4:30 pm. To register to bid or to purchase a catalog, please call 415-861-7500.For more information, visit.

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