Honda CB Racing Motorcycle
Lot 405
Offered from the estate of the late Clifford Jones,Honda 398cc RC163 Grand Prix Replica
Sold for £5,175 (US$ 8,359) inc. premium

Lot Details
Honda CB Racing Motorcycle Honda CB Racing Motorcycle Honda CB Racing Motorcycle Honda CB Racing Motorcycle Honda CB Racing Motorcycle Honda CB Racing Motorcycle Honda CB Racing Motorcycle
Offered from the estate of the late Clifford Jones
Honda 398cc RC163 Grand Prix Replica
Genuine examples of Honda's fabulous Grand Prix-winning multi-cylinder racers of the 1960s have always been out of the financial reach of all but the most wealthy collectors and museums. Generally considered far too precious to parade, let alone race, they are seldom seen in action. The result of this situation has been the growth in recent years of a 'cottage industry' of replica builders, many of whom use the four-cylinder engine of the modern CB250RR sports roadster, a Japan-only model never officially imported into the UK. However, this replica of Honda's RC163 250-class contender is powered by the engine from a Yamaha XJ400, another model not sold in this country, which was no doubt chosen for its four-cylinders and twin-overhead-camshaft architecture. Other noteworthy features include a double-sided 4LS front brake, TLS rear brake, 4-pipe megaphone exhaust system, Keihin CR carburettors and a Scitsu tachometer. The machine carries a 2011 'Festival of 1000 Bikes' identity band, this event perhaps being the last occasion it was used. It is not known who built it or when it was acquired by the late owner. There are no documents with this Lot, which comes with a box of spares.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Ben Walker
    Specialist - Motorcycles
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 8963 2819
    FaxFax: +44 20 8963 2801
  2. James Stensel
    Specialist - Motorcycles
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 8963 2818
    FaxFax: +44 20 8963 2801
Similar Items