Sunday, April 21, 2024


The Bonhams motorcycle team is revving up for The Summer Sale, the auction is taking place at Bicester Heritage from 14 to 16 August. 

Deferred from its regular spring date at the International Classic MotorCycle Show at Stafford, due to the government guidelines regarding COVID-19, the sale will for the first time be held over three days, offering a cornucopia of motorcycles, showcasing more than 100 years of design and manufacture. 

Lots range from exotic racing grand prix machinery of the world-famous Morbidelli Motorcycle Museum Collection to motorcycle spares and memorabilia. With estimates varying from £80 to £400,000, the sale will truly offer something for everyone. Seventy-five per cent of the lots are to be offered without reserve.                                                

Day 1, Spares and Memorabilia, Friday 14 August 10.00 GMT

More than 200 lots of spares and memorabilia, to be offered entirely without reserve. A treasure trove of early 20thCentury posters, beautifully designed enamel signs, vintage rider apparel and exceedingly rare motorcycle spares (including frames and engines aplenty) will set the pace for one of the largest motorcycle sales to date. 


Day 2, Motorcycles Saturday 15 August 10.00 BST (Lots 301 – 462)

Lots offered will include several important machines from the early ‘Pioneer Period’ of motorcycling. 


Day 3, The Morbidelli Collection, Sunday 16 August, 10.00 BST (Lots 501 – 704)

The highlight of The Summer Sale, with more than 200 motorcycles offered from the stable of the late Giancarlo Morbidelli, lifelong motorcycle enthusiast and the man behind the fabled Morbidelli MotoGP manufacturer. 

The Morbidelli collection charts the development of over 65 different manufactures including scooters, some of the most exotic racing grand prix machinery extant and several important Moto Giro d’Italia entrants.


In accordance with current government guidelines, The Summer Sale will be conducted ‘behind closed doors, with online, telephone and absentee bidding offered. 

However, all lots will be on view in advance of the sale in person, strictly by appointment, in Hanger 113 at Bicester Heritage, with full social distancing measures in place. 

Viewing Times: 

  • Wednesday 12 August 13.00 to 17.00
  • Thursday 13 August 09.00 to 17.00
  • Friday 14 August 09.00 to 17.00
  • Saturday 15 August 09.00 to 17.00 (Lots 501-704 only)

Click HERE to view the full online lot listing

Click HERE to view the printed catalogue  

Email [email protected] to book a pre-sale viewing appointment and [email protected] to register to bid online, telephone or to leave an absentee bid.  






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