Ben Walker Bonhams
101 New Bond Street
London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
Work +44 20 8963 2819

Ben Walker joined Brooks in 1995, working part time before graduating
from Southampton Institute the following year with a BA (Hons) in Fine
Art Valuation. He was then appointed as a full-time administrator in
the Automobilia Department, and, as the company was merged with
Bonhams in 2000, progressed rapidly to junior cataloguer and then senior
administrator with management responsibility for the Collectors' Motorcycle
Department in June 2002. In October of that year, Ben was appointed Head
of Motorcycles. In 2010 he was appointed Department Director. In 2015 he was appointed International Department Director for Collectors' Motorcycles.

Ben's responsibilities encompass all aspects of the motorcycle business in
the UK and overseas, including business development, co-ordinating and
organising auctions, and managing client relationships. He has a keen
sense of commercial value and sale strategy and applies his historic and
technical knowledge to individual vehicles to ensure excellent sale results
for both buyer and seller.

Ben has overseen the sale of many fine collections, including The Geeson Brothers Motorcycle Museum (100%
of lots sold, first ever 'white glove' sale for Bonhams' Motoring Division,
£720,000), The Brian Verrall Collection (100% of lots sold, £1,236,400),
The Willy Neutkens Collection of Important BMW Motorcycles (100% of
lots sold, Euro 1,038,380), The Robert White Collection (seeing just shy of
100% sold and £3 million achieved, with all proceeds to benefit a new cancer treatment
facilities at Poole and Dorset County hospitals).

Ben offers expert knowledge and experience of all aspects of the
Collectors' market for veteran/pioneer, vintage, classic and post-classic
motorcycles and related Automobilia, memorabilia, spares and accessories.
He is a well-known and established personality within the many diverse
areas of collectors' motorcycles.

2016 was a remarkable year for the Bonhams International Motorcycle Department
setting numerous world records. We had great pleasure in offering the most
important and valuable motorcycles to come onto the market with no less than
an 85% sell through rate and a total £8.8 million raised.

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