Iconic Auctioneers 2024 Shuttleworth Summer Motorcycle Sale

Iconic Auctioneers Motorcycle Sale

Iconic Auctioneers will showcase more than 100 years of motorcycle history at their Shuttleworth Summer Motorcycle Sale on July 14, 2024. In addition to a selection of Ducati 916 Sennas they will offer a 1921 James ‘Model 8’ 2½hp 250cc, restored by John Morris. Known as the “Porcupine” thanks to the unique look of its one cylinder.

The history lesson will continue with a 1945 Indian 340 Chief 1200cc featuring Art Deco-style fenders. The 340 Chief was restored in 2014 and converted to a 12-volt system. Although the bike has been on static display since 2021, it still presents well and simply require mechanical recommissioning before being taken on the road. A history file is included with manuals, literature from the Indian Owners Club, and starting instructions.

The 1960s will be well represented at the Shuttleworth Summer Motorcycle Sale with a 1964 Triumph T120C Bonneville TT Special Competition that’s expected to bring £10,000 – £15,000. This model was sold in the US market due to the increasing demand for off-road competition bikes. It’s a matching-numbers example and presents well with its two-tone tank. As with the 340 Chief, this will require some mechanical work prior to being ridden.

The rise of Japanese motorcycle manufacturers will be highlighted by two particular models from the 1980s. The 1980 Kawasaki Z1000H is a fuel-injected bike and was produced in extremely limited numbers, in part due to it being Kawasaki’s first fuel-injected production bike. It presents well and is a matching-numbers example with a thorough history on file.

The 1988 Rothmans Honda NSR250R SP MC18 comes from the second year of production, the bike having been introduced in 1987 as a direct competitor to the Yamaha TZR. It appears to be in good condition and is known to have first been registered in Japan prior to being imported to the UK, where it is fittingly registered in the Isle of Man.

The 2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition will continue tracing the history of motorcycles set to be offered by Iconic Auctioneers. The 998S Final Edition was built to commemorate the end of production of Ducati’s 916/998 line of superbikes. While it is built on the 998S platform, it features design elements directly inspired by the 916 including a trellis frame and single-sided swingers. With a top speed in excess of 150 mph, only 300 were produced and this one is expected to sell for £10,000 – £15,000.

Changing things up a bit to close out the 100+ year history of motorcycles, Iconic Auctioneers will offer a 2023 Triumph Rocket 3R Chrome Edition. The bike is virtually new, never having been ridden. But the new owner will get to enjoy its 2.5L three-cylinder engine and all the horsepower he or she can handle.