Top ten bikes of the H&H March sale

There are over 100 lots in the sale at the National Motorcycle Museum next month, here’s our pick of the best ten.

5. 1954 Brockhouse Corgi MKIV | £1,700 - £2,000

Originally built as a method of moving troops around behind enemy lines in WW2. These tiny folded bikes were packed into torpedo tubes and parachuted out of planes, fueled up and ready to go - slowly!

This example has been restored recently and is UK road registered – good luck trying to get your insurance company to find that on the system!

View the listing here.

4. 1990 Ducati 900 SS | £4,000 - £6,000

With most air-cooled Ducatis going up in price at the moment, it’s fair to say that this tidy 900 SS has future investment written all over it.

The bike includes a bunch of receipts, is full UK registered and looks like a good value route into classic Ducati ownership.

View the listing here.

3. 1986 Yamaha RD500 LC | £9,000 - £11,000

Another nailed-on future classic here, the RD500 LC brings the sounds, smells and throttle response of 500 GP racing to your garage at home!

This bike was restored at a Yamaha dealer although we can’t tell if that was recently or in period. If you like your thrills with a whiff of Castrol R – this is the bike for you.

View the listing here.

2. 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 | £25,000 - £28,000

The R7 was Yamaha’s attempt at building a Superbike World Championship winning bike and was code-named the OWO2.

With a chassis derived from the YZR500 race bike, it was a bit of a let down when launched, held back by just 100hp – at the time an R1 would easily put out 140hp.

This machine is claimed to be ‘brand new and never used’, and has been stored in a Yamaha dealership since last year. It’s also noted that some recommissioning will be needed to put it on the road.

I think I’d just stick it in a glass case and gawp at it.

View the listing here.

1. 1957 Matchless G45 | £40,000 - £50,000

Matchless introduced the G45 500 twin in 1951 as a race bike. It debuted at the Manx Grand Prix that year piloted by Robin Sherry, who took 4th place. The G45 was based on the street version of the bike, the Matchless G9.

This bike has been in an Australian museum for many years and has gone through a recent total restoration and is fitted with a 1955 MKII engine.

View the listing here.

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