Lot 361 - 1979 Honda F3 400/4 Race Bike- Ex Ron Haslam
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,280|
Prepared by Honda dealers, Nettleton Motorcycles, with a frame built by Dave Kerby, (Metalfab ) this is the actual bike raced by motorcycle legend 'Rocket Ron' Haslam during his 1980 season in which he won the F3 World Title and competed in the Isle of Man TT and finishing 3rd. The bike was also raced in the Ulster GP. It was comprehensively restored in the late 1990's with the help of the original engine builder, Graham Barlow and the engine has a righthand gear change and has 'works' pistons and barrels and an 'Italian' cam. During the restoration, the engine was fitted with a starter motor. Remaining in absolutely excellent condition throughout, the bike has been used for a few parade laps and been exhibited at a number of shows. It is supplied with a number of photos of it in action as well as an item a pure motorcycling history, the F3 TT laurel.
A one-off opportunity to acquire a genuine F3/IOM race bike once ridden by the great 'Rocket Ron' Haslam.
Interested parties might be interested to know that the world famous Donington Circuit has a commercial tie-in with Honda and that Ron Haslam runs the racing school there every wednesday. The managing directer there has kindly offered, during the Classic Motorcycle Festival in August 7/8/9th to extend an invitation to the new owner to bring the bike to Donington and display it in part of the special tribute to Ron Haslam - a festival feature this year. Further more, if the buyer felt so inclined, even ride it in a demonstration.
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