Bikes sold at auction

Updated: Apr 04, 2014 14:04 IST

1915 Cyclone Board Track Racer : At first glance, it’s hard to believe that this is currently the most expensive bike ever sold at auction. But, it is 99 years old, a true track racer and one that in terms of build, technology and performance was way ahead of its time. It has overhead cams and 45hp on tap, remarkable for the time. And, it’s correct. That means that all of the parts match. That said, there aren’t that many parts to change, notice for instance the lack of brakes. Just 12 of these bikes have ever come up for sale and none of them have been as track focused as this one. No wonder it fetched $520,000 at auction in 2008 or $551,200 when adjusted for 2014. Photo:AFP
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1915 Cyclone Board Track Racer : At first glance, it’s hard to believe that this is currently the most expensive bike ever sold at auction. But, it is 99 years old, a true track racer and one that in terms of build, technology and performance was way ahead of its time. It has overhead cams and 45hp on tap, remarkable for the time. And, it’s correct. That means that all of the parts match. That said, there aren’t that many parts to change, notice for instance the lack of brakes. Just 12 of these bikes have ever come up for sale and none of them have been as track focused as this one. No wonder it fetched $520,000 at auction in 2008 or $551,200 when adjusted for 2014. Photo:AFP

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