World’s First Motorcycle Sells for $133,000

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An unrestored 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmuller motorcycle, considered to be the world’s first production motorcycle, sold for $133,000 on April 25 at Bonhams auction the International Classic Bike Show in Staffordshire, UK. A private German collector paid the machine’s US owners $33,000 over the predicted sale price to be able to bring the original “motorrad” back home.


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