'$108,500' Honda NR750 to star at Japanese motorcycle auction

A Honda NR750 with a £70,000 ($108,452) high valuation will spearhead a collection of Japanese motorcycles coming to auction.

Ranging from classics to modern day machines, more than 100 motorcycles from Dutch entrepreneur Michael Buttinger will cross the block with Bonhams at the Staffordshire County Showground, UK on October 20.

The NR750 will be joined by a £20,000 ($30,991)-estimated Honda CBR1000RR7, formerly riden by British racing stalwart Steve Brogan.

Hondas headline but Kawasakis, Suzukis and Yamahas will also appear.

Steve Brogan Honda motorcycle
The ex-Steve Brogan Honda has a £20,000 price tag

Ben Walker, head of Bonhams' motorcycle department, commented: "Mike's attention to detail with the machines he has restored - or those he has purchased due to their high level of originality - is superb."

A 1916 Harley-Davidson cardboard sign supplied the leading lot of Matthews Auctions' Harley Davidson Motorcycle, Vintage Advertising sale yesterday.

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