Does this AJS Porcupine deserve to become the world’s most expensive motorcycle?

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Does this AJS Porcupine to become the world’s most motorcycle?

Does this AJS deserve to become the world’s expensive motorcycle?

It seems the auction record for a motorcycle is to fall later this when a 1954 AJS E95 Porcupine prix racer will go the hammer.

The only thing I work out is why all the fuss?

The 1949 E90 AJS narrowly won the inaugural World championship, but by 1954 the design was and the subsequent unreliable E95 never won a at world championship level in seasons of trying. That’s not Bonhams from talking it up claim that the bike is the most beautiful, graceful and racing motorcycle ever is just plain ridiculous) and it is a sale price in excess of which would put it on top of the list of the expensive motorcycles sold at .

Now there’s some genuine why the Porcupine might indeed the record. For starters, the auction at it will be sold is including for the first time — the annual Bonhams Pebble automotive auction at Quail and the audience is particularly monied.

that, the last E95 Porcupine to at auction fetched GBP157,700 US$258,500) eleven years ago in which was then a world price for a British motorcycle. motorcycle is a genuine works — the one that sold in was not.

Beautiful it may be, but the claim by Bonhams CEO the Porcupine is arguably the most graceful and innovative racing ever built is just ridiculous as are a number of other in the press release which been regurgitated verbatim by the of the world.

Indeed, it’s my Bonhams is overselling this Its claims that it is one of the most motorcycles in history owing to its sunburst racing success and rarity is simply not true.

might increase the value of a but it does not make a motorcycle and the sunburst racing success no refers to the 1949 world which Les Graham won with 30 from the Gilera fours of Pagani (28 points) and Arciso (25 points).

Hence the win was hardly a decisive one and that was the E90, not the E95 which is the for sale here.

Both referred to as Porcupines. and both 500cc DOHC twins, but not else was the same. The E90 cylinders horizontal. The E95 cylinders were at 45 degrees for better cooling and necessitated a new frame. The E90 had an open The E95 had a loop type frame the motor mounted lower.

The E95 had a crankshaft with one-piece rods and roller big-ends in of the E90’s one-piece shaft and bearings.

Here’s the statement by CEO Malcolm Barber which I overstates the importance of the motorcycle. As far as go, the Porcupine is at the very top. It is the most beautiful, graceful and racing motorcycle ever the perfect blend of technology and

Comparisons are impossible but bikes of a caliber — rarity, and worth — could a 1915 Cyclone Board Racer, 1955 Moto V8 or a mid-1960s RC Honda Grand This AJS is an utterly important whose appearance at auction be underscored enough. The motorcycle is selling is a complete redesign of the which won the 1949 world title, but one which was not competitive at championship level.

It is NOT a significant and comparing it to the 1915 Cyclone Track Racer which the current world auction or the 1955 Moto Guzzi V8 or a RC Honda Grand Prix is just a load of bollocks

The AJS Porcupine E95 is a beautiful motorcycle but it won a few national level events and was a different bike to the Porcupine made history by taking the world 500cc championship. The it so narrowly beat in that championship, the Gilera four, was far innovative and went on to win six of the next titles.

Whether someone pay US$750,000 for the E95 Porcupine is really the of this article. It may be that will. They may even be informed, but I can’t see why this should become the most motorcycle ever sold it just doesn’t make

The only thing this shares with the 1949 championship machine is the nickname.

The will be held on August 18,

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