JORGE LORENZO’S APRILIA RSW 250 UP FOR AUCTION:
STARTING VALUE BETWEEN 110,000 AND 160,000 EURO.
RARE VINTAGE MOTO GUZZI BIKES ALSO ON SALE
On 15 October 2017, the Autumn Stafford Sale, an important event for collectors of motorcycles and spares, organised by the Bonhams auction house at the Staffordshire County Showground in Stafford, will be putting a host of vintage racing bikes up for auction; and that’s not all. Together with rare Ducati, MV Agusta, Laverda, Norton, Vincent, Honda and other old motorcycles going under the hammer, the Aprilia RSW 250 from the MotoGP championship of ten years ago will be one of the “top attractions” among the lots on sale.
The bike’s colours are those of the Fortuna Aprilia team, then the official Noale squad, with whom Jorge Lorenzo (born in Palma, Majorca, in 1987) won two championship titles: MotoGP World Champion in the 250 class in 2006 and in 2007. The prestigious and historic auction house (established in 1793) has put a value of between 110,000 and 160,000 on the motorbike.
A number of rare vintage Moto Guzzi bikes will also be going up for sale: a Moto Guzzi 498cc Superalce from 1947, with a starting value of between 3,400 and 6,800 euro; a Moto Guzzi 124cc Stornello Regolarità from 1966 (1,800-2,300 euro); a Moto Guzzi 124cc Stornello Scrambler from 1974 (1,600-2,000 euro); a Moto Guzzi 110cc Zigolo Project from 1963 (570-790 euro).
Faces, smiles, bikers of all types and ages, styles, every Moto Guzzi model, new and vintage, whole families: Moto Guzzi Open House, the great annual event, always provides a fascinating “snapshot” of Guzzi bikers from all four corners of the earth.
These photo galleries for the readers of Wide is also dedicated to the heroes and heroines – all 15,000 of them! – who braved the bad weather this year to be there. The shots from Mandello del Lario, the homeland of the Eagle brand, pay tribute to an ever-lasting passion. And the next generation of Moto Guzzi bikers are already coming to the fore.