John Lennon's Monkey Bike motorcycle sells for record £57,500


John Lennon’s iconic Monkey Bike motorcycle has sold for a record-breaking £57,500 at auction.

The 1969 Honda Z50A Monkey Bike, which sold for almost double the £30,000 estimation, went under the hammer at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull. It is known that Lennon had used the bike to get around his Tittenhurst Park estate in Ascot, where he lived from 1969 to 1971.

The bike was sold by John Harington, who had owned it for 47 years and displayed it at various shows.

Mark Bryan, head of sales for H&H Classics motorcycle department, said: “Naturally we were thrilled to be entrusted with the marketing and sale of this bike, given its extraordinary provenance.

“So to achieve this price is hugely satisfying.”