Lot 146 - 1973 13048 Honda CR750
|Odometer reading||4,340 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £9,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,856|
Rickman motorcycles were produced from 1961 to 1976 by brothers
Don and Derek Rickman who started their company in 1957 and
formally made it into Rickman Bros Ltd. in 1962. Initially, the
frame designs were for scrambles and then for road racing. Later,
in 1966, road bikes were produced as well.
The brothers had many successful years in scramblers but wanted better machines to ride. As a result they combined the Triumph twin engine with a BSA frame to form the Tribsa and fitted with it Norton forks. By 1961, their machine, known as the Métisse (French for mongrel or crossbreed), had been developed to have their own light and elegant frame, nickel plated with glass-fibre tank, seat base, tail unit and air-filter panels. The brothers then offered their design to the industry who turned it down so they manufactured complete machines and kits themselves. In the 1970s they began selling chassis kits for Japanese bikes like the Honda CB750 and Kawasaki Z1. Notably the road bikes were the first to use disc brakes both front and rear.
This is one of the Honda CB750 derived machines and it looks great. Fully restored by the previous owner and supplied with a certificate of authenticity direct from Rickman Brothers Engineering detailing the frame number, date of manufacture (26TH September, 1979), original customer (Bill Smith Motors) and original instillation (Honda).
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.