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Collectable Ducatis will be double highlight at Vegas

A 1971 Ducati Desmo 450 “Silver Shotgun” and 1995 Ducati Supermono from the legendary Silverman Museum are two highlights among bikes to be auctioned at Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction to be held on 8 January, 2015. The sale will take place at Bally’s Hotel and Casino on The Strip.
 
Of the Ducatis, Bonhams says: “Created at the zenith of Ducati’s final years of single production, this Desmo 450 is the most powerful and most preferred first run of Silver Shotgun bikes. Sexy, lithe and enduringly classic, the powerful Italian café racer is also very uncommon in America due to period distribution challenges.  And the innovative Supermono racer, with only 67 examples built in its three-year period, is even rarer and arguably one of the most collectible models of the Bologna marque. Regarded as a pioneering sensation, the lightweight, compact and blistering fast Supermono was the single most competitive motorcycle in its class and provided a strong design influence for the world championship-winning 916 that would succeed it.”
 
Several motorcycles from the estate of the actor Dennis Hopper, such as a 2003 Indian Chief and a 2006 Harley-Davidson VRSC “V-Rod”, will also be on offer. A special-edition 2007 MV Agusta F4-1000R superbike has been consigned by Peter Fonda.
 
From an extensive, private collection of Harley-Davidsons are more than 30 motorcycles of various vintages and models to appeal to every interest from the Milwaukee motor company.

More details about the January Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction can be found in the coming weeks at Bonhams.com/Vegas.
 

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