1973 Kawasaki Z1 900 – new listing at $30,000

1980 Honda CBX 1000 – new listing at $20,000

1969 Honda CB750K0 (sand-cast) – price cut from $50,000 to $45,000

1971 Laverda 750SF – price cut from $25,000 to $22,500

1975 Norton John Player custom 850 – price cut from $32,000 to $28,800


The Bike Shed Times has been engaged to offer two more classic motorcycles — a 1973 Z1 Kawasaki and a 1980 Honda CBX1000 — and drop the price on three other bikes being offered for sale from a private collection on the French south Pacific island of New Caledonia.

The new listings and new prices come after the successful sale of a 1972 MV Agusta 750S to a buyer in Sydney, New South Wales, and a 1972 Honda CB750K2 to a buyer in Perth, Western Australia.

The new listings are again excellent examples of their models, with low mileage and professional upkeep.

The current owner accumulated a collection of motorcycles over the years “to bring back memories”, buying machines from his youth as near to original as he could find and with as low mileage as possible. He says all the bikes were purchased from reputable dealers, some in France and some in the United States of America, and they have been housed in a custom garage with a dedicated mechanic.

But time has caught up with him. No longer able to ride, having a son who is not interested in motorcycles, and living on a small island (population around 300,000 people) he is offering his bikes to the nearest substantial market — Australia.

The bikes are described as all being in “perfect working condition” and will be serviced prior to shipping.

Advertised prices are in Australian dollars. The prices do not include crating, shipping and importing costs. Potential buyers can source their own importers, or use Victorian company Bikes Abroad which brought into Australia the MV Agusta 750S and Honda CB750 from the same collection earlier this year. (Visit the Bikes Abroad website here for contact details and more information).

The Bike Shed Times editor Peter Terlick says he is delighted to have been given the opportunity to offer the five bikes to Australian enthusiasts and collectors.

“Our success with selling the MV Agusta and Honda Four and bringing them into Australia with Bikes Abroad has given us confidence to continue marketing this collection,” he says.


More details on the five bikes can be found on The Bike Shed Times’ Bikes For Sale page, or click on the images below.





Peter Terlick