Auction Of Moby Dick, The Fastest Production Motorcycle Of the 1920’s

Suitable for road use,this 1929 Brough Superior SS100 known as Moby Dick, was considered at a maximum speed of 106 mph, the fastest privately owned motorcycle in the world. Later, in 1931, it was tuned up and was eventually able to reach 115 mph in top (third) gear and 109 mph in second. For the joy of one motorcycle collector Moby Dick will be auctioned on October 16, 2011 at The International Motorcycle Show in Staffordshire. Bonhams, the auctioneer, is expect the Brough to bring around 260,000 pound sterlings or about $425,000.

8 Responses to “Auction Of Moby Dick, The Fastest Production Motorcycle Of the 1920’s”

  1. 1 Kustoms and Choppers Aug 19th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I would love that bike!

  2. 2 Kirk Perry Aug 19th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    That’s some machine huh? A factory bike that must have been a lot of fun to build, if you were working for Brough in the days of real motorcycles.
    Here in the USA, Glenn Bator & Wayne Pitt have developed a sales-outlet for high-end, rakish originals and customs that are 49 state legal.
    Not only like the relic in this url,
    but one-off customs like the Redneck Vincent. Downtube-less mayhem, looks to me.
    An outstanding Auburn September 1-4 catalog was published and hit the mail today. The Redneck Vincent is full page.
    We think the more M/C auctions the better. Have a swell show in Staffordshire. 🙂

  3. 3 henry Aug 19th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Does it come with an iphone holder ? 🙂

  4. 4 Iron Horse Aug 20th, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Love the Brough Superiors. They were far and away ahead of their time. I’m kind of surprised that they only gained 6 mph between 2nd and high gear. Of course, on the roads of the day, you had to have huge balls to ride something that fast. Way cool bike, but kinda out of reach for most people…you can always dream though.

  5. 5 Michael Schacht/ Crocker Motorcycle Co. Aug 20th, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Very historical piece! Beautiful!

  6. 6 nicker Aug 20th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Couldn’t be any good, it doesn’t have antilock brakes.


  7. 7 Sportster Mike Aug 22nd, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Very nice – reminds me of George III (Lawrence of Arabias fourth bike) that I saw on Poole Quay’s Bike Night (in England) last year – being ridden on the road no less!! and next to three other Broughs.

    All going up in price though.. but as the owner said to me “I just ride the thing…”

  8. 8 ValueTeck Enterprises Aug 22nd, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    To own a piece of history is always good.

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