Isle Of Man TT-Profitable M 1000 RR Sells For £112,700 At Public sale

Peter Hickman has been on a tear since successful the Superstock TT race on the 2018 Isle of Man TT. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic sidelining IOMTT races for 2 consecutive years, the English rider has amassed 9 TT wins over that quick five-year interval. Hickman dominated the sphere as soon as once more in 2022, successful the Supertwin, Superstock, Superbike, and Senior TT lessons.

The 36-year-old captured the latter two races on a Gasoline Monkey Storage by FHO Racing-prepped BMW M 1000 RR. That very same TT-winning unit went up for public sale at The Worldwide Traditional Bike Present’s Spring Stafford Sale on April 22, 2023. Whereas consultants estimated the bike would command between £80,000- £100,000 (~$100,000-$125,000 USD), the Hickman-ridden specimen in the end offered for £112,700 (~$140,000 USD).

Beginning at £30,640 ($32,995 within the U.S.), the inventory BMW superbike is already price a heft chunk of change. As a Superbike World Championship-spec machine, although, the M 1000 RR solely provides to that valuation with a strengthened chassis that includes a Suter swingarm and top-shelf Öhlins suspension. BMW particularly ready the 7.1 manufacturing facility engine and airbox for the FHO Racing group, and an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system solely enhances that work. To fulfill the calls for of the Snaefell Mountain course, the group additionally prepped the race-worthy superbike with a bigger 24-liter (6.3-gallon) gas tank and an STM clutch.

Should you’re skeptical of the M 1000 RR’s authenticity, the bug guts splattered throughout the entrance fairing and the chain grease/highway particles speckling the under-tail ought to quash all doubts. On the new proprietor’s request, Bonhams hasn’t disclosed who received the public sale.

Nevertheless, if Hickman retains up his current type, we don’t doubt that Bonhams can have extra TT-winning examples to promote at public sale. With the 2023 Isle of Man TT simply across the nook, one other Hickman-ridden race rig might make it again to the block very quickly.