The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

An Important Auction Of Classic Sports And Racing Motorcycles

Auction details


ExCeL London
Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
E16 1XL

Date 17 Feb 2018
Time 2:00PM

Friday 16th February from 10.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday 17th February from 9.00am to the start of the sale

Location London, UK
Admission Admission by Catalogue (Admits Two)
Collection Terms Terms & Conditions of Business

Lot List

LOT 301

1952 Triumph 250 TWN

In 1886, Siegfried Bettmann founded the Triumph bicycle factory in Coventry, England, and in 1896 he founded a second bicycle factory in his native Nuremberg, Germany, under the...

LOT 302

2007 Harley Davidson Softail Special

Based on an early model Softail Classic this lovely example was customised by a well known styling house. Other unique features of the build were the exhaust, seat and...

LOT 303

2014 Bimota Tesi 3D 40th anniversary edition

No.1 of 40

Bimota first experienced international racing success in 1980 when Jon Ekerold, a true privateer, won the 350cc world championship on a Yamaha-powered Bimota. They also experienced success in the...

LOT 304

1989 BMW K75S

The three-cylinder BMW K75 was developed alongside the K100, but was introduced a year after the K100 as a marketing strategy. The K75 engine had the same bore and...

LOT 305

1978 Bultaco Sherpa 350 T

The origin of the Bultaco motorcycle company dates back to May 1958. Francesc 'Paco' Bultó was a director of the Montesa motorcycle company founded in 1944. After several years...

LOT 306

1981 Suzuki RV-90

Suzuki first introduced the ‘RV’ series of ‘all terrain’ motorcycles in 1971, commencing with the RV-90. Distinguished by its 10-inch-wide balloon tyres, the RV looked like a 2-wheeled...

LOT 307

1930 Rudge Ulster to Grand Prix Specification

Rudge-Whitworth found their move into motorcycle production a natural development, like many other long standing bicycle manufacturers. In 1911 the first production models appeared and some technically advanced features...

LOT 308

Triumph Bonneville Bud Ekins Desert Scrambler Special

Formerly the Property of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

This 2009 triumph was commissioned as a special edition model and one of only 3 made to celebrate the life of bud Ekins the stunt double and best friend...

LOT 309

1976 Laverda 3CL

During the late 1960s and early 1970s Laverda faced intense competition, not just from the Japanese makers with their flashy multi-cylindered superbikes, but also from more local rivals like...

LOT 310

1969 Hercules K125 GS

Sachs was the largest European manufacturer of 2-stroke motorcycle engines from the 1950s to the 1970s and its engines were used by many motorcycle manufacturers, the German maker...

LOT 311

1973 KTM GS 125 Enduro

KTM as it is today was formed in 2003, but the firm can trace its history back to 1934. The first KTM motorcycle, the R100, was produced in...

LOT 312

1965 Rickman Bultaco 250

As both Bultaco importers and top motocross riders, brothers Derek and Don Rickman helped forge the Spanish company’s growth in the early 1960s. Don Rickman finished 3rd in...

LOT 313

1980 Yamaha XS850

The XS range of motorcycles are usually referred to as "Triples" because of the three cylinders. The first 4 model years the bike displaced 750cc but was increased to...

LOT 314

1986 Royal Enfield 250 Sports Crusader

The 250cc class was important in the UK as it was the largest engine which a 'learner' could ride without passing a test. In the late 1950s and early...

LOT 315

1991 Kawasaki GPZ305

The Kawasaki Gpz305 was a 306 cc twin cylinder air-cooled SOHC four-stroke motorcycle, produced in 1983 to 1994 by Kawasaki in Japan. The model evolved from the earlier ER250...

LOT 316

1996 Honda RVF750R/RC45

Original UK Delivered Bike

It started well for Honda in the World Superbike Championship. A VFR750R (RC30) took the first two titles in 1988 and ’89, but then Ducati took a hat-trick of...

LOT 317

1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01

"The OW01 was ahead of its time when it came out in the late '80s," says Steve Brown, an enthusiast who owns one of only 23 bikes that made...

LOT 318

1989 Kawasaki Z1300

The Kawasaki Z1300 is a muscle bike with a water-cooled 1,300 cc straight-six engine that was manufactured by Kawasaki between 1979 and 1989.


Previously referring to the Z1300 as an...

LOT 319

1975 Honda Tl250

Sammy Miller started working with the TL125 and XL250 engine. The TL125 was the first Honda Trials attempt using the small 121,9cc two-valve sohc engine from the SL125 Trail...

LOT 320

1986 Yamaha YSR 80

Yamaha YSR 50 and YSR 80 sport models goes on sale in Japan in 1986, and had the look of a re-shaped, scaled-down YZR500 factory racer that appealed to...

LOT 321

1985 Yamaha TZ250N

In 1981 Yamaha was ready to introduce an all new TZ250. Known as the TZ250H, this design incorporated the powervalves found on the 500, providing more of a sensible...

LOT 322

C.1982 Benelli 254 Quattro

After its take-over by Argentine industrialist Alejandro de Tomaso, Benelli launched a range of new four- and six-cylinder sports bikes in the 1970s. Smallest of the range was the...

LOT 323

1976 Suzuki GT750

In 1973 Suzuki the GT750K was announced with extra chrome plating and two 295 mm discs replacing the drum front brake. No other manufacturer was offering dual front disc...

LOT 324

Gilera Saturno 350GILERA SATURNO 350

In 1935, Gilera acquired rights to the Rondine four-cylinder engine. This formed the basis for Gilera' s racing machines for nearly forty years. From the mid-thirties, Gilera developed a...

LOT 325

C.1965 BSA C15 Trials

The BSA C15 was a 250 cc single-cylinder ohv motorcycle manufactured by the British company BSA from September 1958 until 1967, and was BSA's first four-stroke unit-construction bike. For...

LOT 326

1986 Suzuki RG50

The Suzuki RG50 was produced in a few different versions. The RG50 Gamma is a sport motorcycle powered by a two-stroke, single-cylinder engine of 49 cubic centimetres displacement, that...

LOT 328

1998 Vespa Piaggio ET2 50 cc

In recent years, many urban commuters have purchased new or restored Vespas. A shortage of available parking for automobiles in large urban areas and the Vespa's low running costs...

LOT 329

2017 Indian Scout Sixty

The Indian Scout is a motorcycle built by the Indian Motorcycle Company from 1920 to 1949. It rivalled the Chief as Indian's most important model. The 101 Scout, made...

LOT 330

1986 Tula 5 Motoroleris

This is a wonderful example of a well preserved 1986 Tula 5 Scooter, finished in two toned Ocean Blue over Azure Blue with its original paintwork and seat...

LOT 331

Circa 1950’s Mival

LOT 332

Circa 1958 Benelli Leoncino 125

LOT 333

1966 Triumph Tiger

With the runaway sales success of the Triumph Speed Twin, Triumph turned to further developing the potential of this new parallel twin motor. The lighter and more powerful Tiger...

LOT 335

2015 Harley Davidson War Eagle


This superb example has been the subject to a no expense spared restoration to War eagle specification. The owner has upgraded many parts to make this one of the...

LOT 336

1938 Ariel Square Four

LOT 337

1996 Honda RVF750R/RC45

Original UK Delivered

It started well for Honda in the World Superbike Championship. A VFR750R (RC30) took the first two titles in 1988 and ’89, but then Ducati took a hat-trick of...

LOT 338

1994 Yamaha V-MAX

The V-Max was designed by Atsushi Ichijo in a team led by Akira Araki with input from Ed Burke and John Reed.


Upon its release in 1985, the V-Max garnered...

LOT 339

2008 Yamaha YZF-R1

The first R1 shook the motorcycle world by putting the 1000cc class supersports back on the map. Japanese competitors had launched 900cc models in the ‘90s aiming for the...

LOT 340

1987 Kawazaki GPZ1000RX

The Kawasaki GPZ1000RX (Ninja 1000R, model designation ZXT00A) was a motorcycle made by Kawasaki from 1986 to 1988. It had a 997 cc (60.8 cu in) four-cylinder, 16-valve, twin...

LOT 341

2003 Aprilia RSV Miller

The Aprilia RSV Mille was a sport motorcycle manufactured by Aprilia from 1998 to 2003. It was offered in three versions, RSV Mille, RSV Mille R, and RSV Mille...

LOT 342

1981 Honda CX500

The Honda CX series motorcycles, including the GL500 and GL650 Silver Wing variants, were developed and released by Honda in the late 1970s, with production ending in most markets...

LOT 343

1977 Yamaha FS1E

The FS1-E was the UK model. Machines registered in the UK from 1 August 1977 were restricted to a maximum of 31 mph. Originally the FS1-E was built as...

LOT 344

1971 Honda SL70

The Honda SL70 Motosport, which was introduced in 1970, is a small street/trail motorcycle with a four-stroke engine, a four-speed manual gearbox, and a full-cradle frame. The bike was...

LOT 345

1988 Yamaha YSR50

The Yamaha YSR50 was a miniature motorcycle that was produced and sold by Yamaha during the late eighties and early nineties. The bike featured an air-cooled 50cc two-stroke engine....

LOT 346

1989 Suzuki GB50

RB50 GAG is an interesting small bike. It's one of those mini bikes the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers introduced for about three decades ago. But unlike RV50 Van Van or...

LOT 347

1978 Honda Z50A

LOT 348

1966 Yamaha YDS3-250

This great Yamaha YDS3-250 was originally delivered new to the Netherlands in 1966 and has had only 3 owners.


The motorcycle is completely restored and is really in top condition....

LOT 349

1968 AJS 31 CSR

This beautiful AJS 31 CSR has been completely restored to top condition. Everything has been completed to a great attention to detail, the revised “parallel twin” engine runs great...

LOT 350

2016 Norton Domiracer No.26 of 50.

This ultra rare and simply stunning norton domiracer #26 is an original british bike that can only be described as a true cafe racer masterpiece. It is a completely...

LOT 351

1952 BMW R25/2

With demand for cheap, reliable transport in post-war Europe on the increase, BMW's single-cylinder range of motorcycles sold in unprecedented numbers, forging the Bavarian company's reputation as a maker...

LOT 352

1957 Sparta 250 Twin

LOT 353

1969 Triumph Bonneville 650cc

The original Triumph Bonneville was a 650cc parallel-twin (two-cylinder) motorcycle manufactured by Triumph Engineering and later by Norton Villiers Triumph between 1959 and 1974. It was based on the...

LOT 354

1920 Rudge Multi 500cc

The first Rudge Whitworth motorcycle saw the light of day in 1910 and by 1911 the first example to have the remarkably successful, infinitely variable ‘Multi’ gear appeared. The...

LOT 355

1966 Triumph TR6

The TR6 Trophy is a motorcycle that was made by Triumph, in Meriden, from 1956 to 1973, when it was replaced by the five-speed 750-cc Triumph Tiger TR7V. During...

LOT 356

1960 Tribsa BSA 750cc

The Tribsa, or Tri-B.S.A.,was a custom built café racer or off road motorcycle of the 1960s and 1970s. Its name was an amalgamation of Triumph and BSA. The purpose...

LOT 357

1975 Honda 750-4

The Honda CB750 is quite easily one of the top 10 most important motorcycle models of the 20th century. 


The CB750 was originally built to fulfill the requests of US...

LOT 358

1929 Sunbeam Model 2

Already established as makers of high-quality bicycles, the firm of John Marston Ltd, of Wolverhampton, introduced the first Sunbeam motorcycle, a 350cc sidevalve single, in 1912. The marque quickly...

LOT 359

1950 Norton Big Four

The Model 1, or more commonly known as Big 4 was a Norton motorcycle made between 1907 and 1954 in various forms. With 633 cc (38.6 cu in), it...

LOT 360

1923 Motobecane 175cc

This is a unique Motobecane from 1923 which signifies the first year Motobecane began production of motorbikes.


This particular example is in very good condition and has been used for...

LOT 361

Kawazaki Z1 Cafe Racer

The Kawasaki Z1 is a four-cylinder, air-cooled, double-overhead camshaft, carbureted, chain-drive, two passenger motorcycle introduced in 1972 by Kawasaki. Following the introduction of Honda's CB750 in 1968, the Z1...

LOT 362

1967 Triumph Bonneville 650cc

LOT 363

1950 Ariel 600cc

By 1930 Ariel's new single-cylinder range, designed by the great Val Page, had gained a rear-mounted magneto and its distinctive timing cover, and the basic engine design - though...

LOT 364

1955 BMW R25/3

The R25/3 was the last R25 variant and got several updates compared to its predecessors (R25/2 and R25/1) as a newly designed aluminium Telescopic fork, stronger full-hub drum brakes,...

LOT 365

1964 Triumph 3TA Twenty One

Triumph re-entered the 350 class in 1957 with the introduction of the Twenty One, its arrival ushering in Triumph’s unitary construction era. Readily distinguishable by its Shell Blue metallic...

LOT 366

1977 Harley Davidson 1200FLH Electraglide

Two important events in the lengthy development of Harley's perennial v-twin occurred in the mid-1960s when the 74ci (1,200cc) FH and FLH Duo-Glide adopted electric starting (1965) and the...

LOT 367

C.1981 Seeley Norton Commando 850cc

The Norton Commando was a British Norton-Villiers motorcycle with an OHV pre-unit parallel-twin engine, produced by the Norton Motorcycle company from 1967 until 1977. Initially having a nominal 750...

LOT 368

1975 SWM GS125

The Speedy Working Motors (SWM) was a motorcycle manufacturer of off road motorcycles from Lombardy Italy, active from 1971 to 1984. Founded by two fans, and Peter Sironi Fausto...

LOT 369

1978 DUCATI 900 SS desmo NCR replica

The legendary NCR race shop in Italy built the Ducati 900SS offered here as a replica. 'NCR' stood for the names of its founders, ex-factory race mechanics Giorgio Nepoti,...

LOT 370

c.1953 Matchless G45

Ex Malcolm Clark

At the 1953 Senior TT, eleven G45s went for the start and four reached the finish line, the following year brought a similar scenario, with 10 finishers from 14...

LOT 371

1954 Moto Guzzi 500cc Falcone Tourismo

3 miles since restoration

Arguably the Moto Guzzi Falcone is one of the most handsome motorcycles ever produced. Affectionately known as a “Bacon Slicer “ due to the exposed open flywheel, the big...

LOT 372

1955 Vincent Grey Flash Replica 500 cc

The Grey Flash is widely regarded as the holy grail of the Vincent Marque, with only 37 Grey Flash’s being manufactured from 1949 to 1951.

The stripped down  race version...

LOT 373

1949 HRD VINCENT RAPIDE Series C 998cc

“Transition Year” Model

Production records show that this Rapide was actually manufactured in 1949  and first registered for the road on 12th July 1949, 1949 /  1950 being the transition year for...

LOT 374

1958 Ariel 5 HT 500cc TRIALS

The Ariel 5HT is one of the most successful Trials machine ever built in its class.

Made famous by the very successful and unbeatable trials rider Sammy Miller. Being a...

LOT 375

1978 Moto Guzzi Le Mans

An engine design that originated in the late 1940s, Moto Guzzi's venerable 90-degree v-twin is still around today powering the latest generation of superbikes from Mandello del Lario. The...

LOT 376

2003 Royal Enfield 535 lightening with side car

Description coming soon.

LOT 377

1969 Benelli Super Sport

After losing her husband, widow Teresa Benelli invested all of the family capital into starting Benelli in 1911, so her six sons could work in the business. Giuseppe, a...

LOT 378

1937 BSA H19

During the 1930s BSA concentrated on producing a range of dependable, well-made, competitively priced motorcycles. The firm's single-cylinder range was re-designed by Val Page for 1937, the engines taking...