Auction Preview – Bonhams The Bonmont Sale

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On September 20th, Bonhams is hosting an auction in Switzerland that features a whole bunch of fancy cars. More importantly, there are 26 motorcycles, all but three of which are BMWs.

One of those three non-BMWs is a 1926 Harlette-Geco that was the subject of the most recent Guess That Bike. Here are my three favorites, starting with another non-BMW:

1.) 1977 Honda CB500 Police – estimated value $11,000-$16,000, offered with no reserve.

This was “originally used by the police force in the Canton de Fribourg, Switzerland” and is said to be in excellent condition with everything working. I’m a sucker for cop bikes, what can I say?

2.) 1975 BMW R90S – estimated value $5,300-$7,700.

I probably feature more than my share of the R90S, so I’m ignoring the stock examples for now. This one stands out to me thanks to the “racing style” rebuild – 336 sport camshaft, wider rear wheel, larger front brake rotors, braced frame and fork, Marzocchi shocks, and of course, the bodywork.

3.) 1928 BMW R57 – estimated value $59,000-$86,000.

BMW made just 1,006 examples of the R57, one of their earliest motorcycles. 1928 was the first year of production for the R57, which featured a OHV 500cc boxer twin. This one’s been restored and has a 6V -> 12V converter to power LED lighting “so as not to overtax the small dynamo.”

Click here to check out all the lots! What’s your favorite?

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