Now that’s what you call a motorcycle and it was bought at the Bonhams’ auction during the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Stafford Show at the weekend for a snip over £30k.

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The 1990 machine came complete with a factory Honda motor and hand-built aluminium chassis. And that sales price isn’t what you’d call pricey (if you compare to current exotica like the £72,000 Ducati Superleggera).

And this particular bike is just one of three made. That’s because it doesn’t use a V4 motor but the V3 engine from the RS500. That motor pushes out around 130bhp and was used by Italian Carlo Verona as the powerplant for the bike for which he made the aluminium chassis and swingarm.

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