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World’s only Ferrari-endorsed motorbike up for auction

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by AznCruiser, May 1, 2012.

  1. Ferrari-motorbike.
    Get ready for a one of kind opportunity as the one and only Ferrari-endorsed motorcycle ever made is going to be auctioned pretty soon. The bike has been crafted as a tribute to the man that founded the brand, Enzo Ferrari, by a British engineer called David Kay, back in 1990.

    Reportedly named the Ferrari 900, it had taken more than 3,000 hours in production. Its owner, Mr. David Kay, is also a private collector, having exposed the motorcycle for the last 17 years within his drawing room, as a real life piece of art.



    Its performances match the cars’, with a top speed of 257 km/h and a boost from naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) that lasts under 3 seconds. These facts are quite surprising, if you realize the bike is more than 20 years old. As we’ve heard, a spokesman for the Bonhams auctioneers declared that “the bike is in immaculate condition”, while its current owner brags it stating that “the noise of the bike is like a Messerschmitt chasing a Spitfire.”

    The bike will now be bidden on the occasion of the auction that will take place on the 29th of April, at Stafford, organized by Bonhams. The owner is, as he declared, expecting to draw somewhere between $120,000 and $160,000 from the sale.
     
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  2. I love the Testa-Rossa strakes on the side of the seat!
     
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  3. And it was built around an MV Agusta.... Niiiice!
     
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  4. I heartily endorse this event and/or product.
     
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  5. Apparently it was too much effort to hire a journalist who actually knew anything about bikes to write this piece.
     
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  6. Not too sure about the pipes, but the rest is beautiful, in a classy sort of way. Would go nicely with a F40 :)
     
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  7. Sold for 85,000 pounds.
     
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