Crosby Moriwaki on sale next week

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1980s racing legend Graeme Crosby’s iconic Moriwaki superbike is expected fetch £50,000+ when it goes on sale at auction next Wednesday.

The Kawasaki Z1-powered machine is the very one on which New Zealander Croz’ first sprang to prominence after arriving in the UK in 1979. That success led to works rides first with Suzuki in the UK and at the TT and then with Yamaha in 500GPs coming 2nd in the 1982 series. 

The bike was bought by ex-racer and sponsor Gordon Pantall at the end of’79 and was dismantled and stored for almost two decades before being restored in 2006/7.

The unique machine is the star of the H&H auction next Wednesday (8th December), at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton and is expected to reach £50-70,000. Potential buyers should contact  H&H  Auction Division   info@handh.co.uk   tel 08458 334455  or George Beale  07808 159149.

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Phil West

By Phil West

MCN Contributor and bike tester.