Bonhams - motorcycles

Bonhams are having a sale of early motorcycles, some interesting examples below

Lot No: 59

1937 Böhmerland 603cc Langtouren
Engine no. 307
... Models of varying wheelbase lengths were built, the most celebrated of which is the three-seater langtouren (long touring)

Estimate: £35,000 - 45,000  

Lot No: 35

1931 Brough Superior 990cc SS100

W E Brough's machines had been innovative and well engineered, and his son's continued the family tradition but with an added ingredient - style. The very first Brough Superior MkI of 1919 featured a saddle tank - an innovation not adopted by the rest of the British industry until 1928 - and the latter's broad-nosed, wedge-profiled outline would be a hallmark of the Nottingham-built machines from then on. Always the perfectionist, Brough bought only the best available components for his bikes, reasoning that if the product was right, a lofty price tag would be no handicap. And in the 'Roaring Twenties' there were sufficient wealthy connoisseurs around to prove him right. One such was T E Lawrence – 'Lawrence of Arabia' – who owned several Broughs and was killed riding an SS100.

Estimate: £120,000 - 150,000

c.1935 Koehler-Escoffier Racing Motorcycle
Estimate: £3,500 - 4,500