Bonhams to Auction Top Gear Stars' Bikes April 26


| 4/17/2015 4:57:00 PM


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Richard Hammon's Triton

Richard Hammond’s beautiful 500cc Triton café racer is expected to make $9,500-$12,500 at Bonham’s Spring Stafford Sale.

Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale will include 12 motorcycles belonging to Richard Hammond and James May, former presenters of the popular motoring program, Top Gear. May and Hammond discussed the sale of their respective motorcycles in their usual humorous manner: “Just because I'm unemployed now doesn't mean I have to get rid of everything,” said May. “I was going to sell these bikes anyway. And those paintings, and my collection of Scalextric cars. Honest.”

Hammond added: “As a serious collector of motorcycles, it's important to review one's stable regularly, and the Bonhams Stafford sale is the ideal opportunity to move bikes on and possibly acquire new ones. I also have a canoe, and some Wharfedale hi-fi speakers, if anyone's interested.”

Ben Walker, Bonhams International Head of Motorcycles, said: “Jokes aside, James and Richard are offering for sale some great motorcycles from their collections, including examples of Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda and Norton — and we expect the collection to attract a lot of attention at the upcoming Spring Stafford Sale. We're delighted that they both elected to consign their collections with Bonhams Motorcycle Department, an agreement that originated many months ago.”

James May's Yamaha SR400




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