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Auction Preview – The Pacific Grove Auction

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On Thursday, August 17th in Monterey, the Pacific Grove Auction will be offering 10 incredible classic bikes from “The Allen Smith Collection of Significant Motorcycles.” 8 of the 10 are pre-1922, and the newest bike is from 1954. But the most amazing thing about this auction is that every bike is being offered at no reserve. This should be interesting.

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Auction Preview – Larry Klein Estate in Michigan

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Larry Klein was the owner of GT Motors in Lansing, Michigan, a well-known Moto Guzzi dealership – but he may have been even better known as a purveyor of motorcycling literature. However you knew him, it seems that he was a beloved fixture of the motorcycle community. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2015 on vacation. 10 of his bikes were …

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Happening Now – Kiss Cycles Auction

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My apologies – reader Jeremy W sent this over a couple of days ago and I forgot to get it up in advance. However, Kiss Cycles (which closed in December) is currently in the process of auctioning off assets that have been accumulated over the shop’s 103 years of existence. As you might expect, there’s a whole bunch of bikes. …

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Auction Preview – Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale April 2017

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On Sunday, many of you will be busy watching Marc Marquez attempt to take his 5th consecutive win at Circuit of the Americas. But there are other things going on in the world of motorcycles, including an auction of “Pioneer, Vintage, & Collectors’ Motorcycles and Related Spares” by Bonhams in Staffordshire, England. There will be 304 lots going up for …

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Auctions vs the Rest of the Net

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After watching some of the bikes going across the block last weekend at Mecum and Bonhams, I thought it would be fun to see how the auction results compared to what is available out on the streets, so to speak. For this comparison, I simply searched among active Craigslist listings. In order to not compare apples and oranges, I picked …

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Auction Preview – Mecum Vegas 2017

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As we move into January, Vegas is about to host the world’s two biggest motorcycle auctions. Last week we looked at the offerings from Bonhams – now let’s look at the inventory of nearly 900 bikes that Mecum has in store. You can order tickets and get more information here. If you’re interested in bidding, note that there’s a 10% …