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Vintage Motorcycle Sales
Bonhams’ annual sale of Collectors’ Motorcycles and Related Memorabilia at The Classic MotorCycle Show, Stafford on Easter Sunday, April 24, once more demonstrated the strength of the motorcycle market with a sales total of £2 million ($3.3 Million USD) and 93% of Lots sold (85% by value).
In 2009 Valentino Rossi has continued to grow his legend and cement his place in the history of Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing. Valentino Rossi’s ninth (9th) career title is his seventh (7ht) in the premier MotoGP class and his fourth since joining Yamaha in 2004.
2009 Valentino Rossi 14th MotoGP Season Statistics
• Valentino Rossi has now matched Mike Hailwood and Carlo Ubbiali with nine titles in all classes. Only Agostini with 15 has more.
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The annals of motorcycling are flush with significant machines that ushered in new, dynamic phases of two-wheel evolution. The extensive array of motorcycles comprising this colorful and edifying history provide healthy fodder for debate among diehard aficionados as to which ones deserve credit for aesthetic and technological importance.
Mike Hailwood Motorcycle
Of all the many great motorcycle race victories against the odds, the many sterling feats of skill and bravery that pack the pages of the past 100 years of TT history—in this, its Centenary year—what took place on the Isle of Man on June 3, 1978, is widely recognized as the most remarkable.
The year 1975 was a difficult one for Meccanica Verghera (MV) Agusta, the aristocratic Italian motorcycle makers. In its 30-year existence, an astounding 37 world racing championships had been won by legends such as Mike Hailwood, Phil Read and Giacomo Agostini. That year, MV Racing had no titles to show.