Bikes: Franco Uncini to see his bike ..

go under the hammer

Grand Prix motorcycle road racing world champion Franco Uncini will join International Auction House COYS in Monaco on 18th of May when the bike on which he won the 1982 World Championship goes under the hammer.

The Suzuki 500 XR40 – number 13 – is expected to make up to €350,000 and is one of 16 famous bikes that will be auctioned at COYS famous Legende et Passion sale which is held at the Espace Fontvieille in Monaco.

Chris Routledge the Managing Director of the International Auction house said: “It is one thing selling a machine which has such a fantastic history but to have the actual rider in attendance is really special and a real plus for whoever purchases the bike.”

Other bikes on offer include both the 1990 and 1991 World Championship winning Honda 125 RSR’s ex Loris Capirossi, the 1992 Aprilia 250 number 44 ex Jean-Michel Bayle and a 1973 Morbidelli 125 number 1, the property of 13-times World Champion Angel Nieto.

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