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Top Gear pair to sell off motorbikes at auction.

TOP Gear presenters Richard Hammond and James May are to sell off their motorcycles at an auction in Staffordshire.

Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale will include 12 motorcycles belonging to the pair with a combined guide price of up to PS66,000. The most expensive items include a PS12,000 Yamaha SR400 and PS18,000 Norton Commando.

May said: "Just because I'm unemployed now doesn't mean I have to get rid of everything.I was going to sell these bikes anyway."

Hammond, originally from Solihull, added: "As a serious collector of motorcycles, it's important to review one's stable regularly, and the Bonhams Stafford sale is the ideal opportunity to move bikes on."

The pair have declined to sign new deals to present the next series of BBC2's Top Gear after Jeremy Clarkson was sacked for punching producer Oisin Tymon Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale takes place at the International Classic MotorCycle Show, Staffordshire County Showground, on April 26. Viewing is from 10am-5pm on Saturday, April 25.

BIKES GOING UNDER THE HAMMER JAMES MAY 1974 Yamaha 49cc FS1-E - PS2,000-2,400 1976 Suzuki AP50 E - PS2,000-2,400 1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle - PS1,200-1,500 1979 Suzuki TS250 - PS800-1,200 1973 Honda CD175 - PS1,400-1,800 1975 Honda CB200 - PS1,500-1,800 1971 Kawasaki 250cc A1 Samurai - PS5,000-6,000 2010 Yamaha SR400 'Grievous Angel' by Deus Ex Machina - PS8,000-12,000 RICHARD HAMMOND Lot 334: 1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing - PS4,000-6,000 Lot 335: 2010 Norton Commando 961SE - PS14,500-18,500 Lot 336: 1970 Triton 500cc 'Cafe Racer' - PS6,500-8,500 Lot 337: 1975 Yamaha 49cc FS1-E - PS2,500-3,500


HAMMOND |and May. The bikes they are riding are not in the sale

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Date:Apr 8, 2015
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