Las Vegas Bonhams: Debut Motorcycle Sale

Bonhams Motorcycle Auction

Just days away, on Jan. 6, is the first annual Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Sale. Rarely has a new Bonhams auction for motorcycles been as anticipated as this with over 200 makes and models from every era being represented.

Of course, there’s the single-owner collection of 50 Honda motorcycles all in original condition and all offered with no reserve at Bonhams.

And there are numerous motorcycles from European countries – not to mention the breathtakingly rare, world’s first production motorcycle, the 1894/95 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller from Germany – but there’s also an incredible array of important American iron and impressive British machinery as well.

Following are just some of the motorcycles being offered:

American Motorcycles

  • 1901 Indian F-Head Camelback – ex-Otis Chandler
  • 1905 Indian Camelback
  • 1911 Curtiss Marvel Single – ex-Otis Chandler
  • 1912 Indian Twin Board Track Racer
  • 1913 Flying Merkel Twin – original paint
  • 1916 Indian Single Board Track Racer
  • 1916 Excelsior Big Valve ex-Factory Board Track Racer – original paint
  • 1917 Harley-Davidson Twin
  • 1922 Ace Four
  • 1922 Harley-Davidson SCA Board Track Racer
  • 1923 Harley-Davidson JD Racer with Sidecar – ex Gene Baron
  • 1924 Harley-Davidson JDCA Board Track Racer
  • 1929 Excelsior Super X with Sidecar
  • 1929 Harley-Davidson Peashooter ex-Factory Racer – documented
  • 1929 Henderson KJ Four
  • 1946 Indian Chief

British Motorcycles

  • 1921 New Imperial Racer – ex-Douglas Prentice Isle of Man TT-winner
  • 1934 Ariel Square Four
  • 1935 Brough Superior Black Alpine
  • 1939 Vincent HRD Meteor
  • 1948 Vincent HRD Series B Rapide
  • 1949 Vincent HRD Series B Rapide
  • 1949 Vincent HRD Series B Rapide
  • 1950 Norton International Cammy Racer
  • 1952 Triumph Thunderbird
  • 1952 Vincent Series C Black Shadow
  • 1952 Vincent Black Knight with Sidecar
  • 1952 Vincent Series C Rapide – barn find
  • 1953 Ariel Square Four
  • 1957 BSA Gold Star ex-Factory Daytona Race Bike
  • 1963 BSA Rocket Gold Star
  • 1964 Triumph TR6 – painted by Von Dutch
  • 1968 Velocette Thruxton

These motorcycles represent just a portion of what’s on offer at the first-ever Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Sale.

Known for the consistent quality and rarity of the machines they represent, Bonhams is the world’s leading auctioneer of motor vehicles and sells, on average, more than $8 million worth of motorcycles annually around the globe.

Its list of successful sales and world-record prices is renowned and includes motorbike-specific auctions in multiple countries, including here in America. Now, on January 6th, in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world, Bonhams’ newest auction will take place.

Bonhams Motorcycle Auction Info:

To register to bid and to receive a catalog, interested buyers may visit, or call 415-391-4000.

Preview: Wednesday, Jan. 5, noon-7 p.m.
Auction: Thursday, Jan. 6, 1 – 6 p.m.

The Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino (hosted by the Auto Collections)
3535 Las Vegas Blvd. (across from Caesar’s Palace)
Las Vegas, Nevada

*Vintage motorcycles in pictures are not specific to this Bonhams Auction


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