Top Gear stars' bikes to go on sale

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 08 Apr 2015

Hammond's Vincent isn't for sale

A selection of bikes owned by newly unemployed Top Gear stars Richard Hammond and James May are set to go under the hammer at the Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale.

The sale comes at a time where the pair’s future is currently uncertain, given the questions surrounding Top Gear following the sacking of front man Jeremy Clarkson.

Hammond’s lot includes a 1975 Yamaha FS1-E, which is expected to sell for between £2,500-3,500, a 1977 Honda GL1000 Goldwing, a 2010 Norton Commando 961SE and a Triton 500cc Cafe Racer. 

James May's FS1-E

James May also has a FS1-E up, plus Suzuki’s AP50 E, a 1980 Ossa 250 trials bike, a Suzuki TS250, Honda CD175, Kawasaki 250cc A1 Samurai and a 2010 Yamaha SR400 ‘Grevious Angel’ by Deus Ex Machina.

The pair denied the sales were linked to their recent job loss, with May joking: “Just because I’m unemployed now doesn’t mean I have to get rid of everything. I was going to sell these bikes anyway. And those paintings, and my collection oif Scalextric cars. Honest.” 

May's Deus SR400

Hammond added: “As a serious collector of motorcycles, it’s important to review one’s stable regularly and the Bonhams Stafford sale is the ideal opportunity to move bikes on and possibly acquire new ones. I also have a canoe, and some Wharfedale hifi speakers if anyone’s interested.” 

Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale takes place at the International Classic MotorCycle Show, Staffordshire County Showground on 26 April, 2015. Viewing 10:00-17:00 Saturday 25 April. For further information and a full lot listing visit:

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