On the heels of the news of vehicles from Fonzie and Elvis to Madonna and ‘k.d. lang’ coming to auction, comes the announcement of two more notable consignments.Two customized Harley-Davidson motorcycles, both from members of prominent rock bands, will be featured at the Classic California Sale at the Petersen Auto Museum on November 12th.From Matt Sorum, most recognized as the drummer for Gun N’ Roses but who also played with The Cult and was a founding member of superband Velvet Revolver, is a 2008 Heritage Softail Custom with a hopped-up motor, aftermarket exhaust pipes, slightly lowered suspension and just 2,000 miles on the odometer.And from the lead singer of Godsmack, Sully Erna, is a 1998 Heritage Softail Custom with aftermarket rims and pipes, ape hangar bars and silver-on-black flame job.Both motorcycles will join an impressive line-up of vehicles either owned by celebrities or featured in major Hollywood movies, in addition to many other customs and classics from all eras of the American road.Bonhams’ annual Classic California Sale takes place, fittingly, at the temple of the automobile, the Petersen Automotive Museum, on The Miracle Mile of Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 12.To register to bid – in person or remotely, order a catalog or to find out more, go to bonhams.com/petersen.
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!