The property of James May,1975 Honda CB200 Frame no. 1027561 Engine no. 1029413

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Lot 331
The property of James May,1975 Honda CB200
Registration no. JPP 198N Frame no. 1027561 Engine no. 1029413

Sold for £ 2,300 (US$ 3,021) inc. premium
The property of James May
1975 Honda CB200
Registration no. JPP 198N
Frame no. 1027561
Engine no. 1029413
Introduced in 1973, the Honda CB200 sports roadster superseded the old CB175 and came with a tubular spine frame, twin carburettors, a five-speed gearbox and either a drum or disc front brake. Back in 1974 Bike magazine found theirs a little slower than both the Yamaha RD200 and Suzuki GT185, though considerably more economical. 'It might not be the fastest thing around,' remarked Britain's No.1 motorcycling magazine, 'but somehow it looks and feels more like a real motorcycle than its two-stroke counterparts. It's a little bike with a big heart.' Physically smaller and lighter than Honda's contemporary 250, it must have seemed the ideal mount for lady riders and gents small in stature. This example was acquired in November 2011 by the current vendor, BBC Television's 'Top Gear' co-presenter, James May. 'JPP 198N' benefits from a freshly repainted fuel tank and side panels and is described as in generally good condition, MoT'd and taxed until March 2016. Accompanying documentation consists of sundry invoices, VJMC dating letter, a quantity of expired MoT certificates, (copy) old V5/current V5C registration documents, and a previous owner's record of servicing carried out between 2007 and 2011.

Saleroom notices

  • The Frame Number is CB200-1027561. The Engine Number is CB200E-1029413.
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The property of James May,1975 Honda CB200 Frame no. 1027561 Engine no. 1029413
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