Two iconic Honda RC45s to go under the hammer

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For those of you with a spare £50k burning a hole in your leathers and a penchant for the iconic Honda RC45, the chance to buy one of two examples arrives at the end of March.

They are the standout lots of 100 at the Charterhouse Auctions event on March 30 at the Haynes International Motor Museum near Yeovil.

The first is a 1990 race bike which was successfully ridden by David Jefferies, Brian Gardiner and Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle.

Race ready Honda RC45

The second is a 1994 road-going model with 19,000 miles on the clock and was last ridden in 2007. Both examples have an estimate of between £40,000 and £50,000.

Auctioneer George Beale says: “The market for bikes ancient and modern continues to be strong as recent auctions have proved.

One of the more juicy estimates is for a 1936 Brough Superior SS100 motorcycle, which is expected to sell for between £260,000 and £280,000.

1936 Brough Superior SS100

The bike was supplied to racer Eric Fernihough in 1937, a year before he died while trying to regain the land speed record.

For more information and to see the other lots visit the Iconic Bikes webpage.