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Sport Bikes For Sale April 23, 2018 posted by

Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale – April 21st!

Update 4.23.2018:  We’ve updated most of the listings below with their sale prices, and estimates from Bonhams were very close in most cases.  Their showcase pieces did very well also.  From Bonhams:

Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale took place this weekend (21 and 22 April) at the International Classic MotorCycle Show and saw an incredible 92% of lots sold, achieving a total of £3,376,045 (US $4,708,029).

Several world records were broken, including the 1970 Clymer Münch 1,177cc TTS ‘Mammoth’ which achieved a staggering £154,940 and the 1973 MV Agusta 750S which realized £96,700, the highest prices ever achieved for these models at auction.

Congratulations to Bonhams on a great sale and to all the new owners!


For those lucky enough to be in attendance at the Staffordshire County Showgrounds in Stratford, UK, there will be an amazing collection of motorcycles passing over the auction block courtesy of Bonhams. But fear not: you need not be in attendance in order to participate in the auction. And just so you don’t miss out on any of the key lots going up for sale, RSBFS is here to help you navigate through the drool-worthy articles on hand. Register early, and bid with confidence!

For the rest of us, let us know what you think of the sale and estimates in the comments below.

– RSBFS Team

1998 Ducati 916 SPS – This 4,000 mile machine has a Bonhams estimate of $21,000 – $27,000 USD.  SOLD – US$ 20,196 inc. premium

1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR – Never been raced, but chock full of NCR parts. Bonhams estimate: US $39,000 – $49,000 USD.  SOLD – US$ 27,631 inc. premium

1989 Honda VFR750R Type RC30 – this works Honda is an Isle of Man TT and Macau Grand Prix veteran. Bonhams estimate: US$ 35,000 – 49,000.  SOLD – US$ 40,393 inc. premium

1987 Ducati 851 – Alan Cathcart’s personal machine since new, this tri colore beauty has a Bonhams estimate of $49,000 – $63,000 USD

1998 Ducati 916 Senna III – This low mileage 916 is number 281 of 300. Bonhams estimate: $14,000 – $17,000 USD.  SOLD – US$ 22,620 inc. premium

1998 Ducati 916 SPS – With a documented history (including complete engine rebuild) this SPS has a Bonhams estimate of $18,000 – $24,000 USD.

1999 Ducati 996 SPS2 – Only 150 examples of this Euro-spec model were built. Bonhams estimate: $13,000 – $17,000 USD.  SOLD – US$ 13,733 inc. premium

1986 Ducati 400 F3 – With only 327 kilometers showing, this late Cagiva-era Ducati has a Bonhams estimate of $5,600 – $8,400.  SOLD – US$ 5,655 inc. premium

2000 MV Agusta 750cc F4 S – This ‘1+1’ Biposto example of the astounding F4 lineup has a Bonhams estimate of $9,800 – 13,000.  SOLD – US$ 10,987 inc. premium

1990 Suzuki GSX-R750L ‘Slingshot’ – Presented as virtually new after an extensive restoration, this bike will be sold at No Reserve. Bonhmas estimate: $4,900 – 6,300.  SOLD – US$ 6,947 inc. premium

1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21 – A rare oddity in the US, this baby RC30 shows approximately 23,000 miles. Bonhams estimate: $3,100 – $3,900.  SOLD US$ 4,524 inc. premium

1978 BMW 980cc R100RS ‘Krauser’ – Though rather high mileage at 80k+, this looks well looked after. Bonhams estimate: US$ 7,100 – 11,000.  SOLD – US$ 7,755 inc. premium

1971 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport ‘Telaio Rosso’ – Recently restored, previous magazine tester. Bonhams estimate: US$ 34,000 – 42,000.  SOLD US$ 43,625 inc. premium

1976 Ducati 900SS – Used in the late 70’s in amateur racing, it was later returned to road duty but includes many spares. Bonhams estimate: US$ 35,000 – 45,000.  SOLD – US$ 37,162 inc. premium

1977 Benelli 750cc Sei – odometer shows 13k KMs, includes receipts. Bonhams estimate: US$ 11,000 – 17,000.  SOLD – US$ 22,620 inc. premium

1979 Honda CBX1000Z – Imported to the UK via Canada in 1982. Includes receipts and Delkevic exhaust system. Bonhams estimate: US$ 14,000 – 20,000.   SOLD – US$ 15,349 inc. premium

1983 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana – Shows nearly 25k miles and includes some receipts. Bonhams estimate: US$ 7,100 – 11,000.  SOLD – US$ 12,926 inc. premium

1979 Suzuki GS1000 – No mention of Wes Cooley, is it a clone? Bonhams estimate: US$ 6,400 – 9,200.  SOLD – US$ 11,310 inc. premium

1970 Clymer Münch 1,177cc TTS ‘Mammoth’ – One of the featured lots of the Stafford auction. Completely restored. Bonhams estimate: US$ 110,000 – 140,000.  SOLD – US$ 217,692 inc. premium

1973 MV Agusta 750S – Another featured lot at the Stafford sale and noted as one of the most desirable of post-war motorcycles. Bonhams estimate: US$ 99,000 – 130,000.  SOLD – US$ 135,864 inc. premium

1957 F.B. Mondial 250cc DOHC Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle – World Championship and Isle of Man TT-winning motorcycle of great historical and technical interest. Offered with assorted correspondence relating to its provenance. Bonhams estimate: US$ 110,000 – 170,000.  SOLD – US$ 129,569 inc. premium

Honda 250cc RC163 Grand Prix Replica – The 250cc inline four gem was a championship winner, this replica is suitable for parades or vintage racing.  Bonham’s estimate: $20,000 – $25,000

1974 AMF Harley-Davidson 250cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle – This Aermacchi-designed two-stroke is unrestored and was in the stable of the Cesena Motorcycle Club before being on display at the Rimini Motorcycle museum for the past 30 years.  Bonham’s estimate – $17,000 – $21,000.  SOLD – US$ 17,773 inc. premium

Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale – April 21st!
Mondial November 7, 2013 posted by

Italian That Never Went Home: 2002 Mondial Piega

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I’ve seen the number 3: as in 3 Piega’s that made it to the U.S.  If you are wondering what it is, think Bimota but with a rich racing history that goes back decades.


There is a Honda VTR1000 SP1 engine hiding in there along with the Honda fuel injection. Mondial claimed to have changed the power delivery though. One story on the net tells of Suzuki initially agreeing to supply TL1000R engines before deciding against it.  It is all hidden with carbon bodywork.

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I thought the carbon wrapped swing arm was worthy of a few pictures.

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The tank is an aluminum piece of art that happens to hold gas.

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Only 1983 miles.

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Click here for the auction.

Back in 2009 we posted a Piega in the U.S. with 1700 miles and the asking price was $32,500.  With the low miles I guess this could possibly be the same machine.

They look sharp blacked out:


Italian That Never Went Home:  2002 Mondial Piega
Mondial May 18, 2012 posted by

I Need A Moment Alone: 2003 Mondia Piega In The United States

I Need A Moment Alone:  2003 Mondia Piega In The United States


One of three in the U.S. my friends.  I had always wondered if there were any in the United States at all.  For some reason this bike captured my imagination back in 2003:  maybe it was the Mondial history, maybe it was the story of how they got the Honda engines or maybe it was just the pure uniqueness of it.

I think the seller states it perfectly:

This bike is truly a work of art. Everything is built by hand. From the hand laid carbon fiber body work (all body work), to the hand formed and welded aluminum gas tank, and hand machined tripple clamps, rearsets etc; this bike is stunning!!! The MONDIAL PIEGA out classes any BIMOTA or M/V Agusta of the same year. It is one of the best hand built motorcycles on the planet. Exotic? Exclusive? Elegant? Yes, with a captial E! This rare motorcycle checks all the right boxes.

Mmmmm, radiators everywhere.  I’m in heaven.  A bit different than the standard RC51 set up but similar to a RC51 race set up.

The engine comes right off the RC51 along with the injection.  Mondial supposedly got a little more out of it with some software massaging and the exhaust system.  The HRC case cover is a nice touch.  I wouldn’t let your buddies with an RC51 hang around that unattended for too long.

From the auction:

This bike is beautiful and would be the jewel in any collection.  This Mondial has been ridden, and it does show that fact. It has 1,945 miles on it. There are road blemishes on the underside of the body work, where you would expect them, and there are a few nicks in the body work here and there.  It is not flaw free, it has been ridden. Having said that, the bike has NEVER been down, or over, and it has been religiously maintained.  It has had a fresh oil flush and filter change (Mobile 1 synth) and brake and clutch and radiatior fluids have been flushed and re-newed. It is stunning. Comes with Mondial Manual in English and factory Mondial bike cover. Also included is factory rear stand.

Some interesting info from the auction on the  bodywork:

The ALL CARBON FIBER body work, including painted sections, was done by Carbon Dream of Italy. Carbon Dream is famous for making many, Ferrari F1 bodies and suspension components.  And the carbon on the Bugatti Veyron just to name a few.

I think I just had an accident.  It actually has chrome-moly innards with the carbon fiber being the icing on the cake.

The auction has just begun and the seller has a BIN of $23,500.  I believe the original MSRP was in the low 30’s.

Here she is.


Mondial December 2, 2011 posted by

Italian Elegance: 2003 Mondial Piega

Italian Elegance: 2003 Mondial Piega

Here is a little something to liven the week up. If my lottery numbers ever come through this would be the bike that would be at the top of my list to purchase. Quite simply it is an elegant motorcycle. It has it all: history, top shelf components and exclusivity. Hell, I’m sold on just the classic Mondial logo.

FB Mondial was another of these Italian marques that was winning world championships in the 40’s and 50’s but couldn’t translate that success into a successful business model. Some of the information I found claimed Mondial was much more of a boutique brand with all its’ production bikes being hand made. An interesting part of their history involved Honda. Apparently Soichiro Honda himself approached Mondial about purchasing their 125cc race bikes to help the infant Honda company get up to speed. Mondial agreed and the two companies took two dramatically different paths from there.

Fast forward decades and the Mondial name was back and they needed an engine for their new superbike. Who do they call? Not Honda! An article I read said the Mondial was originally supposed to come with a TL1000 but the deal fell through. Mondial then came to an agreement with Honda and Honda repaid the debt and let an outside company use its’ big bore engines for the first (and I think only) time. The bike is fitted with a SP1 engine.

A beefy carbon fiber swing arm. Well kind of. There is an aluminum shell inside. If you’d like some more info on the Piega, this is a nice read. Too bad they couldn’t keep the doors open, it sounds like a really nice bike.

Quite a unique looking frame. Here is an excellent thread with some great pictures with the bodywork off: simply stunning. It looks like they keep the SP1’s split radiator set up. The body work is all carbon fiber as you would expect on a bike like this. By the way, this is a 0 mile bike.

I guess I’m getting used to the newer Star Trek looking gauges, this looks a little dated and clunky. It looks like the Peiga was originally offered in the $30,000 range. The seller is asking roughly $26,500 (17,000 British Pounds) for this example. I know there isn’t much of a chance I could ever afford one of these but I will certainly continue to dream.

If you do have the means, make the purchase here.


Uncategorized December 28, 2009 posted by

2002 Mondial Piega 1000

Following up on Doug’s Bimota post from Michaels Motorcycles is a 2002 Mondial Piega they also have available.  This is a hand-built, Italian motorcycle powered by a Honda RC51 SP1 V-Twin.  This bike has exotic looks with a dependable power source.  The seller states that this bike is one three in the U.S. with less than fifty made total.  The asking price for this bike is $32,500.  See it on Michael’s Motorcycles here.