James May and Richard Hammond Sell Their Motorcycle Collections

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If you feel like getting one or more new bikes for your collection or simply for your daily or weekend rides, the 26th of April is a day you must remember. Bonhams is auctioning some very interesting lots containing bikes from the personal collections of James May and Richard Hammond. Yes, the Top Gear guys.
While May has been joking quite a lot on his unemployed status, it's now rather hard to say whether these two are really selling bikes because they need money or are just making room for others.

Knowing their passion for bikes, we'd rather go for the latter scenario, as we've met a lot of collectors refreshing their stables every now and then. And since Hammond and May have been working together for such a long tine, why not selling these bikes together as well... and make a bigg thing about this, too?

No crazy-expensive bikes, but all are cool rides

We have been sort of expecting to see very expensive machines being sold, say one for each seller. However, it looks like these chaps are offering bikes common people can actually get without breaking the bank. Maybe seeing Hammond at the helm of a Vincent made us daydream, but there will be no such bike at Bonhams in that auction.

The most expensive machine listed is Hammond's 2010 Norton Commando 961SE, which is expected to go for £14,500-18,500 ($21,600-27,500 or €19,900-25,400). Other interesting machines are Hammond's 1970 500cc Triton cafe racer or the 1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing.

From May, besides the Yamaha FS-1E we already told you about, buyers can claw the Grievious Angel, a Yamaha SR400 customized by Deux Ex Machina or a very neat '73 Honda CD175.

Head over to Bonhams and enter James May or Richard Hammond in the top right search box and find out more on the bikes which will go under the hammer at the Spring Stafford Sale.
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