Most Expensive Motorcycles Sold at Auctions
Having less comfort and utility than cars, motorcycles still attract millions of people all around the world. Bikes provide people with great experience and a hint of coolness. Any biker will confirm that there’s nothing like a thrill and excitement of riding a good motorcycle.
Even though bikes are usually less expensive than cars, today we will take a look at some of the legendary ones and break down the list of top 5 most expensive motorcycles ever sold at auctions. So without further ado, lets dive into it.
“Captain America” Harley-Davidson Panhead from “Easy Rider”
This legendary bike from the movie “Easy Rider”, used to be a police vehicle used by Los Angeles Police Department. It was later on purchased for the film and ridden by Peter Fonda, which made it so famous.
Several days before the bike was sold at auction, questions started arising about its authenticity, but an anonymous bidder purchased it for $1,350,000 in October 2014.
1910 Winchester 6 HP
There are only 2 of the 200 motorcycles known to exist that were built by Winchester Repeating Arms Company. One of them you are seeing on the photo. This bike was bought at Worldwide Auctions by an arms dealer for whooping $580,000 in August 2013.
1915 Cyclone Board Track Racer
In 2008 when this extraordinary motorcycle was sold, it held the record for the highest price for a motorcycle at an auction. These motorcycles are century-old and it’s extremely difficult to find them in good condition.
In July 2008 this 1915 Cyclone Board Track Racer was sold for $551,200.
1939 BMW RS255 Kompressor
This thing of beauty is in fact not an original from BMW, but it was built using a genuine 1939 BMW RS255 Kompressor engine. It was a private built using parts from the BMW factory and was influenced by its owner Walter Zeller.
This recreation of RS255 was sold for $480,000 in January 2013.
1922 Brough Superior SS80
The bike (nickname “Old Bill”) became famous because it was ridden by George Brough who won more than 50 races with it. This gave the motorcycle historical meaning for many racing fans. It was previously owned by Titch Allen who is the president of the Vintage Motorcycle Club.
It was sold for $463,847 in October 2012.
In case you are looking for a motorcycle to buy, you’ve got two main choices – buy it online or just get it on retail/auction. Getting it on retail/auction is pretty simple and we are not going to start explaining how you can do that, but getting a painting online can be a bit complicated.
If you want to get something unique, or a good bike for a cheaper price, you might want to check out eBay auctions or go and visit Copart and IAA auctions.
But remember: to successfully bid on eBay auctions you need to bid during the last seconds of the auction (this strategy is called sniping), therefore you need to be online when the auction ends. When it comes to Copart and IAA, you need to be online to do live bidding, but you never know the exact time when your auction will start, therefore you might need to do a lot of waiting.
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