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2016 Las Vegas Motorcycle Auctions Highlights

This 1951 Vincent Series C “Red” White Shadow was the top seller at Bonhams and sold for $434,000. Lot No. 135. All photos by the Motorcycle Classics staff.

A 1951 Vincent Series C “Red” White Shadow and 1912 Henderson commanded the top prices at the Bonhams and Mecum auctions respectively. Other notable sales at the Bonhams auction included a 1924 Henderson for $44,850, 1977 MV Agusta 750S with only 41 miles for $120,500 and Steve McQueen’s 1963 Triumph Bonneville for $103,500. At Mecum, a 1929 Cleveland brought in $115,000, and a 1952 Vincent Black Shadow dragbike sold for $90,000.

This 1912 Henderson fetched the top price at Mecum for $165,000, and is, oddly enough, both the most expensive and third-most expensive Henderson ever sold; the same bike sold for $225,000 in 2015. Lot No. S74.

1975 Suzuki GT750, sold for $2,300 at Bonhams. Lot No. 6.

1981 Suzuki GS1100E, sold for $2,300 at Bonhams. Lot No. 11.

1973 Honda Elsinore, sold for $6,900 at Bonhams. Lot No. 13.

1963 Norton Atlas, sold for $4,370 at Bonhams. Lot No. 18.

1972 Ducati 750GT, sold for $29,900 at Bonhams. Lot No. 48.

1954 Motobi Spring Lasting, sold for $13,800 at Bonhams. Lot No. 79.

1974 Laverda 750SFC, unsold ($55,000) at Bonhams. Lot No. 85.

1950 Moto Guzzi Falcone, sold for $17,250 at Bonhams. Lot No. 96.

1977 MV Agusta 750S, sold for $120,500 at Bonhams. Lot No. 101.

1984 Moto Martin Honda CBX, sold for $13,225 at Bonhams. Lot No. 106.

1924 Henderson, sold for $44,850 at Bonhams. Lot No. 110.

1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR, sold for $14,375 at Bonhams. Lot No. 112.

1929 Harley-Davidson JDH racer, sold for $45,500 at Bonhams. Lot No. 118.

1910 Pioneer, sold for $115,000 at Bonhams. Lot No. 120.

1963 Steve McQueen Triumph Bonneville, sold for $103,500 at Bonhams. Lot No. 121.

1977 Ducati 900SS, sold for $34,500 at Bonhams. Lot No. 131.

1975 Ducati 900SS, sold for $56,350 at Bonhams. Lot No. 136.

1938 Brough Superior, sold for $120,500 at Bonhams. Lot No. 153.

1971 MV Agusta 750S, sold for $115,000 at Bonhams. Lot No. 161.

1982 Triumph Bonneville, sold for $8,625 at Bonhams. Lot No. 163.

Egli Vincent, sold for $69,575 at Bonhams. Lot No. 177.

1964 BSA A5 Cyclone, sold for $3,680 at Bonhams. Lot No. 205.

1949 Vincent Rapide, sold for $55,200 at Bonhams. Lot No. 207.

1948 BSA B33, sold for $2,875 at Bonhams. Lot No. 208.

1992 Bimota Tesi, sold for $20,700 at Bonhams. Lot No. 211.

1996 Bimota DB3 Mantra, sold for $9,200 at Bonhams. Lot No. 214.

1975 Rupp, sold for $7,475 at Bonhams. Lot No. 223.

Egli Vincent, sold for $46,000 at Bonhams. Lot No. 224.

1979 Moto Morini 3.5, sold for $6,500 at Mecum. Lot No. F18.

1972 Honda CB750 chopper, sold for $6,500 at Mecum. Lot No. F21.

1968 Honda Z50, sold for $3,500 at Mecum. Lot No. F46.

1990 Honda GB500, sold for $9,000 at Mecum. Lot No. F54.

1955 Ariel Square Four, unsold at Mecum ($18,000). Lot No. F59.

1985 Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo, sold for $7,500 at Mecum. Lot No. F80.

1972 Ducati 750GT, sold for $18,000 at Mecum. Lot No. F96.

1953 Indian Chief, unsold at Mecum ($60,000). Lot No. F97.

1967 Norton P11, sold for $20,000 at Mecum. Lot No. F116.

1952 Vincent Black Shadow dragbike, sold for $90,000 at Mecum. Lot No. F119.

1929 Cleveland, sold for $115,000 at Mecum. Lot No. F141.

1990 Ducati Paso, sold for $3,750 at Mecum. Lot No. F166.

1972 Dunstall Norton Replica, sold for $13,000 at Mecum. Lot No. F185.

1988 Ducati Paso, sold for $3,250 at Mecum. Lot No. F191.

1949 AGS 7R, sold for $21,000 at Mecum. Lot No. F194.

Matchless G80 Typhoon cutaway engine, sold for $8,000 at Mecum. Lot No. F216.

1987 Moto Morini, sold for $3,000 at Mecum. Lot No. F226.

1964 BMW R60/2, sold for $10,500 at Mecum. Lot No. F228.

1984 Honda VF500, unsold at Mecum ($6,000). Lot No. F251.

1962 Panther, sold for $7,500 at Mecum. Lot No. F254.

1970 Indian Velocette, sold for $1,200 at Mecum. Lot No. F263.

Honda CB750 chopper, unsold at Mecum ($10,500). Lot No. F280.

1985 Honda VFR1000R, sold for $6,500 at Mecum. Lot No. F281.

1978 Honda CX500, sold for $7,500 at Mecum. Lot No. F282.

1975 Hercules Rotary, sold for $8,000 at Mecum. Lot No. S14.

1949 Indian Arrow, sold for $9,500 at Mecum. Lot No. S20.

1936 OEC, sold for $19,000 at Mecum. Lot No. S64.

1946 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead, unsold at Mecum ($60,000). Lot No. S89.

1994 Harley-Davidson VR1000, unsold at Mecum ($55,000). Lot No. S91.

1992 Bimota Tesi, sold for $16,750 at Mecum. Lot No. S149.

1968 Gilera 106SS, sold for $4,000 at Mecum. Lot No. T145.