The ex-Takuma Sato
2004 Honda Dylan 125cc Paddock Scooter
Registration no. RO04 EZG
Frame no. ZDCJF10A04F071697
Designed by Honda R&D Europe, the Dylan is an up-to-the-minute, 'Twist 'n Go' street-smart urban scooter, characterised by racy design and powered by a cutting-edge, water-cooled, low-emissions, four-stroke engine producing a healthy 14bhp. Other noteworthy features include a motorcycle-type front fork, electric starter, belt drive transmission, linked disc brakes and an under-seat luggage compartment with ample space for a helmet.
This Honda Dylan was Takuma Sato's paddock scooter during the 2004 Grand Prix season, when the Japanese driver scored 34 points for BAR-Honda, with one podium finish, ending up 8th in the Drivers' Championship. The current vendor purchased the Dylan at Bonhams' sale at the Goodwood 'Festival of Speed' in 2005 (Lot 602). Finished in black with 'Lucky Strike' sponsor's logos, the machine is described by the vendor as in generally good condition, although in need of some cosmetic tidying. It comes complete with owner's manual, service booklet, sundry maintenance invoices, 'smart water' anti-theft, Swansea V5 registration document and recently expired MoT certificate (May 2009).
- Please note that this machine now comes with a valid MoT till the 3rd October 2011. This lot is offered with a V5C not a V5.