English rider Peter Hickman’s winning motorcycle at the 2022 Isle of Man TT races has fetched a staggering GBP112,700 (RM627k) at The International Classic Motorcycle Show’s Spring Stafford Sale on April 22, 2023. 

  • The bike was prepared by Gas Monkey Garage by FHO Racing and is a BMW M 1000 RR that Hickman rode to victories in the Superbike and Senior TT classes.
  • The motorcycle is a Superbike World Championship-spec machine that boasts a reinforced chassis, a Suter swingarm, and Öhlins suspension.


In addition, BMW specially prepared the engine and airbox, and an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system along with a larger fuel tank and an STM clutch to meet the demands of the Snaefell Mountain course.

The motorcycle’s authenticity was confirmed by the bug guts splattered across the front fairing and the chain grease/road debris speckling the under-tail. 

Interestingly, the new owner has chosen to remain anonymous. Nevertheless, Hickman’s winning bike is definitely an every collectors dream.

Hickman has been on a winning streak since the 2018 Isle of Man TT, accumulating nine TT wins in just five years. 

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic sidelining IOMTT races for two consecutive years, Hickman continued to dominate the field in 2022, winning the Supertwin, Superstock, Superbike, and Senior TT classes. 

With the 2023 Isle of Man TT just around the corner, there is a chance that another Hickman-ridden motorcycle could make it back to the auction block soon.

A vintage 1908 Strap Tank Harley-Davidson has just been sold, or USD 935,000 (RM3.9 mil), including auction fees at the Mecum Auction, held in Las Vegas. 

  • The bike gained the ‘Strap Tank’ name due to its fuel and oil tank that wraps around the cross-bar of the frame by nickel straps. 
  • The Strap Tank is said to be an evolution from Harley-Davidson first built motorcycle. 

While the numbers themselves don’t make it the most expensive motorcycle ever sold at an auction, it is still a considerable amount for a Harley-Davidson built machine.

According to reports, the motorcycle was owned by its owner, David Uihlein, since the 40s, and he kept it for 66 years before letting it go.

The bike gained the ‘Strap Tank’ nameplate due to its fuel and oil tank that wraps around the cross-bar of the frame by nickel straps. 

Although the motorcycle got restored at some point, the bike is mainly in its original state, including the tank, wheels, engine belt pulley, seat cover and muffler sleeve. 

Some suggest that the Strap Tank is an evolution from the first Harley-Davidson that William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson built together. 

Reportedly, there were 450 models made, but these days, less than a dozen remain in complete condition. 

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The 90s was a great year for motorcycles, with the likes of 900cc supersports were seen as a raw machine.

The non-existent of technological advancement like 6-axis IMU, ABS, Traction Control and Wheelie Control made the 90s supersports  a wild machine.

As such, those who were seen riding on bikes like the Kawasaki ZX-9R and the CBR900RR are either extremely skilled or borderline crazy.

Meanwhile, post 2010 supersports machine are manageable even by the likes of inexperienced riders thanks to technology and electronic aids.

However, if you are in the lookout of something raw and wanting to experience the 90s bikes, perhaps this pristine 1993 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade up for auction is for you.

Debuted in 1992, the CBR900RR Fireblade is  powered by a water-cooled 893cc DOHC inline-four engine capable of  churning out 111hp. Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the only electronic aid available is an electronic ignition.

The beautiful beast is currently listed on Bring A Trailer and bidding starts at a whopping USD50k (RM210k).

If your first reaction is to complaint about the price, then perhaps the bike is not for you but if you has a penchant for all things retro and appreciate a thing of beauty, then the CBR900RR Fireblade could be the right gem for your garage.

Looking immaculate, the CBR900RR has only 5,000miles and currently waiting for a new caretaker. According to the description, the bike currently sits in Florida.

Bodywork is finished in white, blue and red with matching graphics and features aluminium twin-spar rame with reinforced aluminium swingarm.

Other additional components includes a black solo seat with passenger pillion, windscreen, fairing-mounted mirrors, a side-stand and a 18L fuel tank.

Other exiciting features include:

  • 16″ front and 17″  rear wheel with Bridgestone Battlax BT65 tires
  • Nissin 4-pot brake callipers (front) and single piston callipers (rear)
  • Showa cartridge-type front fork
  • Pro-Link rear coilover (compression, rebound and spring adjustable)

Meanwhile, the dash features a 185mph (299km/h) speedometer, 11,000rpm redline tachometer and a temperature gauge.

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  • Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) Negeri Sembilan baru-baru, ini telah melelong 65 buah kenderaan.
  • Ia berjaya meraih sejumlah RM389,963.
  • Bidaan tertinggi bagi sebuah motosikal adalah pada harga RM15,000, bagi sebuah model Yamaha YZF-R6.


  • The JPJ of Negeri Sembilan (Road Transport Department) recently auctioned 65 vehicles.

  • It pulled in a total of RM 389,963.

  • The highest bid for a motorcycle was RM 15,000 for a Yamaha YZF-R6.

The JPJ of Negeri Sembilan (Road Transport Department) recently auctioned 65 vehicles in one day at the recent Public Auctions Program Series 1/2019 in Seremban.

Apart from the vehicles, 172 auction books were also sold. The program netted an impressive total of RM 389,963.

The batch of vehicles consists of 30 motorcycles, 20 cars, nine MPVs, two trucks, one jeep, and a trailer.

Director of the JPJ’s Enforcement Unit’s Headquarters, Khairul Anwar Bachok expressed his surprise at the large turnout. A crowd started to show since 8am and stayed until the auctions ended at 3pm.

Bids for motorcycles opened at RM 150. A lucky bidder claimed a Yamaha YZF-R6 for RM 15,000.

The vehicles consist of those confiscated by the department for various offences. The vehicles were without legal owners after court rulings. Offences included not having valid Motor Vehicle License (better known as road tax), driving without a valid license, and driving below legal age. A number of the cars were “clones”.

The JPJ has auctioned a total of 599 vehicles since 2013, pulling in RM 737,780.

So, watch out for the next auction, because you don’t what you can walk away with.

Antara barisan pelakon “Happy Days” – sumber imej:


  • TV sitcom Happy Days portrayed the ideal American life in the 60’s.

  • One memorable character was “The Fonz.”

  • He was shown posing on a 1949 Triumph TR5 Trophy which was auctioned last month.

Long before The 70’s Show celebrated life in the Baby Boomer, another TV sitcome called Happy Days celebrated the Swingin’-60s. Some of you may well remember a colourful (well, black leather is colourful for us bikers) character called Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli (played by Henry Winkler), better known as “Fonzie” or just “The Fonz.”

The intro of the show had The Fonz posing on a motorcycle, with his signature pose and “Ayyy” tagline. Other characters included “Richie Cunningham” which was played by a certain Ron Howard.

Fonzie and the Triumph were so famous that they even sparked a model kit.

That motorcycle The Fonz posed on was a 1949 Triumph TR5 Trophy, when it was not too unlike the Bonneville but focused more on all-terrain riding. Yes, before the Trophy became a tourer. It was made from 1949 to 1958, powered by a 498cc OHV parallel-Twin.

The Fonz on the Triumph –

Although The Fonz epitomized the 50s/60s cool of being on a bike, Winkler didn’t actually know how ride very much. Hence, he was only filmed mostly posing on the bike and riding it a little; the sound of a motorcycle was inserted during scenes when he arrived at the Cunningham house. There were three bikes used for the show, but Winkler preferred the Triumph because it was the lightest (easier to balance).

On a side note, this particular Triumph wasn’t any other Trophy, as it was customized by Bud Ekins. Yes, the stuntman who stood in for Steve McQueen’s heroic and iconic motorcycle jump over the fences of the PoW camp on a Triumph TR6, in the movie The Great Escape. Ekins customized The Fonz’s TR5 Trophy with a silver paint job, new handlebar and removed the front mudguard.

The Fonz’s 1949 Triumph TR5 Trophy –

The bike was part of an exclusive Julien’s Auctions Hollywood Legends auction at Planet Hollywood in Los Angeles last month. Other items included Han Solo’s blaster from Return of the Jedi, the Evil Superman suit from Superman III, a 1969 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide owned by Marlon Brando and a 1987 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic, among other legendary Hollywood paraphernalia.

Fonzie’s Triumph was expected to fetch between $100,000 to $200,000. The hammer fell on S179,200.

  • The iconic Harley-Davidson Fat Boy from the movie Terminator 2 was put up on auction recently.

  • It fetched a price higher than it was estimated.

  • The Fat Boy arguably became famous after its appearance in the movie.

Remember Terminator 2: Judgment Day?

The movie began like one of those bar jokes: A T-800 walked nude into a bar.

Anyway, he scanned the patrons one by one, while they stared at him in bewilderment. He picked out a biker dude and delivered one of the ballsiest lines in Hollywood, “I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle,” demanded the T-800 said in a thick Austrian accent (SkyNet must’ve been programmed by Hitler, such). In the ensuing bar fight, the bike gang got a beat down, ending with the biker donating his clothes and motorcycle… willingly.

He walks out the bar and scanned the bikes parked outside, picking out a Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy. The T-800 gave it a smoky burnout and powerslid away (called “drift” these days), to George Thoroughgood’s iconic song, “Bad to the Bone.”

That very motorcycle was ridden by Arnold Schwarzenegger himself in the movie and was part of the “Icons & Legends of Hollywood” auction recently. Against an estimated sale of between USD 200,000 to 300,000, it sold way over at USD 480,000.

The Fat Boy had been launched in 1990, just ahead of the movie’s release in 1991. As a result, the Fat Boy became of Harley’s best-selling models until this very day. Even Harley’s employees attributed the bike’s success to the movie, which was itself one of the highest grossing movies of all time.

Later in the film, the bike was also part of one of the most thrilling and hence iconic vehicle chase scenes of all time, when Arnie’s character, the T-800, rescued a young John Connor on a Honda XR from being crushed by the T-1000 on a big rig tow truck.

Also listed among the items on auction was the “punk” leather jacket worn by Arnie’s character in the film, along with all the bloody bullet holes. It sold for USD 24,000!

Hasta la vista, baby.

  • The Lamborghini Design 90 was introduced in 1986.

  • Lamborghini had wanted to diversify their portfolio during that time.

  • One such bike was put up for auction in England recently.

Just the name itself – Lamborghini – will surely elicit images of sharp, shark-like cars that are powered by over-the-top engines and prices that most of us wouldn’t even dare to dream about. The Italian marque’s products stirred the emotions in the owners and plebeians alike, all driven by that famous Italian passion which was concerned about building beautiful things, first and foremost.

Granted, they are in good hands now since going under the Audi brand, which also owns Ducati. They have so far introduced car after car that sold well by credit of not only their looks and performance but also an understanding of what customers want, including the just-launched Urus SUV.

It wasn’t always so rosy when Lamborghini struggled with bankruptcy.

The Lamborghini brand was owned by Volkswagen in the 80’s and business was so bad that even the founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini – the namesake of his cars – was forced out.

Lamborghini was then sold to the Mimran Brothers. In the bid to return the brand to the black, they went on to build massive V-12 engines for offshore powerboat racing. Ferrucio did equip his Riva Aquarama with a 4-litre V-12 in 1969, after all.

Lamborghini came up with a 7974cc V-12 which produced 720bhp. Racing boats fitted two of these engines for a total of 1440 bhp. A 9336cc, 630 bhp version was also made for pleasure boating.

Apart from that, Lamborghini had also built an SUV called the LM002, powered by a Countach V-12 engine, no less.

That still not being enough, Patrick Mimran decided that Lamborghini should also build motorcycles. The project was outsourced to the French boutique motorcycle maker, Boxer (now known as Boxer Design), and christened “Design 90.” Boxer was tasked with both designing and assembling the bike.

They sourced an 1000cc inline-Four engine and fettled it to produce 130 bhp. Additionally, the bike was given an aluminium alloy frame, lightweight wheels, top-end brakes, suspension, exhaust, and electrical components. Mind you, those were the cutting-edge technologies of GP bikes in 1986!

Both parties planned for an ultra-limited production of 25 examples, but only 6 were ever built. Almost no one knew about the bike and the astronomical price of USD 13,500 killed the project. But we think it’s because it’s so ugly not even its mother could love it.

Fast forward to 2018, a Lamborghini Design 90 stamped on the frame as BOXERL002 was put up for auction at the National Motorcycle Museum in England recently, where it was expected to fetch between USD 117,700 to 124,600. Bidding started at USD 58,800. Unfortunately, the bike couldn’t meet its reserve price and went unsold.

Who knows; maybe it would’ve been snapped up if Lamborghini and Boxer found a way to stuff in a V-12.

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