As the US launched into WWII in late 1941, Indian struggled to push a few more civilian motorcycles out the door before gearing up for war time production. One of the rarest Indian fours built is a 1942. Only about 700 were built.
1942 Indian Four “440”
Offered Without Reserve
1969 Kawasaki H-1
Offered Without Reserve
A bike as iconic as the splitting of the atom. Kawasaki showed what they could do with multi-cylinders and two-stroke technology. To find one with one mile is a rare opportunity. This bike is the standard that all restorations will be judged by. The most original in the world!
1981 Honda CBX
Offered Without Reserve
Honda originally released their sixes as race bikes in the ’60s. In the late ’70s, they released their iconic six-cylinder CBX. To find one with low mileage like this first-year touring version is a rare opportunity indeed.
1972 Kawasaki H-2
Offered Without Reserve
The 750 H-2 was the ultimate two-stroke street bike. After Kawasaki released the H-1, it’s like they said, “You ain’t seen nothing yet; we increased the displacement 50%!” This one has all original paint with its original exhaust.
1953 Harley-Davidson KR
Offered Without Reserve
As the US crawled out of the aftershock of WWII and normalcy came back, American flat tracking saw a big revival in the USA. The KR was an over-the-counter racer sold by Harley-Davidson for racers to campaign across the US. Many a county fairground played host to these on Saturday night race card. This is a great example of an as-raced Harley-Davidson. Americana at its best.
1966 Honda CB-450 “Black Bomber”
Offered Without Reserve
The CB-450 was one of Honda’s first “big bikes”, featuring lots of innovative technology with its “torsion bar” valves, electric starter, and futuristic styling.
Presented by Gas Monkey Garage & Richard Rawlings and featuring the lifetime collection of celebrated flat track racer Denny “Kannonball” Kannenberg, the all no-reserve sale will showcase one of the most significant motorcycle collections to ever come to market. Comprising a total of 165 largely original motorcycles including racers, dirt bikes, street bikes and even mini-motorcycles, there is something for everyone who appreciates anything on two wheels, as well as an eclectic offering of 30 collectible vehicles and a treasure trove of memorabilia, petroliana and toys. The auction will take place September 10th and 11th 2021 in Auburn, Indiana.
Among the highlights of this collection full of special bikes is a rare 1942 Indian Four “440” complete with original Indian side car, one of the last Indian Fours ever built before the factory ceased civilian production at the outset of WWII. Also included is a 1986 Honda CX500 Turbo that was presented by Honda to the king of drag racing, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits as the NHRA Champion. With just over 4,765 miles on the odometer, it is in pristine condition and the headlight fairing is inscribed and autographed by Garlits himself.
The infamous 1969 Kawasaki 500 III is another of the collection’s interesting bikes, notorious for being terrifyingly fast and nicknamed “The Widow Maker” for obvious reasons. Offered in original condition, it has just a single mile on the clock. Another of Denny Kannenberg’s personal favorites is a specially modified dirt track prepared Harley-Davidson Model KR from 1953, devoid of any braking system and again designed simply to go fast. Restored to race-ready condition and carrying his legendary number plate of 20J, it is sure to pique the interest of avid collectors.
Also featured are names like Moto Guzzi, Metisse, a marque made famous by Steve McQueen, Hodaka, Bultaco, Maico and Ossa. Kannenberg further appreciated the technological sophistication of the Japanese manufacturers such as Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha and there are a host more noteworthy examples in the line-up.
160 Motorcycles, 30 Vehicles, & Memorabilia all Offered Without Reserve
Denny Kannenberg earned the name the “Kannonball” during a racing career which ran from 1956 to 1973, when he retired to devote his full-time attention to his Sport Wheels business in Minnesota and his growing family.
“I’m blessed by the opportunity to bring the, literally, lifetime collection of my friend Denny to the world. Here is a historic offering of everything that it is motoring and bikes and racing, representing a real coming age of motorcycles themselves and racing itself and American flat track, and there will not be another opportunity like it.”Richard RawlingsGas Monkey Garage
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1955 BSA BB32Offered Without Reserve
1968 Bultaco El BanditoOffered Without Reserve
1969 Bultaco Sherpa T 250Offered Without Reserve
1976 Bultaco Sherpa T 125Offered Without Reserve
c. 1963 Bultaco MetrallaOffered Without Reserve
c. 1974 Bultaco Astro 250Offered Without Reserve
c. 1971 Coleman Sport 5.3 Mini BikeOffered Without Reserve
1966 Ducati 160Offered Without Reserve
1969 Ducati Mountaineer 100Offered Without Reserve
c. Late-1960s Ducati Flat TrackerOffered Without Reserve
c. Mid-1960s Ducati 250 Short TrackerOffered Without Reserve
c. 1969 El Tigre Mini BikeOffered Without Reserve
c. 1970 Fox Mini BikeOffered Without Reserve
c. 1950s Fuji Go Devil ScooterOffered Without Reserve
c. 1960s Fuji Go Devil Mini BikeOffered Without Reserve
1953 Harley-Davidson KROffered Without Reserve
1966 Harley-Davidson 65Offered Without Reserve
c. 1950s Hiawatha DoodlebugOffered Without Reserve
1963 Honda CA95 DreamOffered Without Reserve
1966 Honda CB-450 "Black Bomber"Offered Without Reserve
1966 Honda DreamOffered Without Reserve
1967 Honda DreamOffered Without Reserve
1967 Honda CB-160Offered Without Reserve
1969 Honda CL-450 "Custom Modified"Offered Without Reserve
1970 Honda CT70Offered Without Reserve
1970 Honda Trail 90Offered Without Reserve
1971 Honda SL-350Offered Without Reserve
1972 Honda CB-450 "Street Tracker"Offered Without Reserve
1972 Honda CL-175Offered Without Reserve
1973 Honda CL70Offered Without Reserve
1973 Honda CL-175Offered Without Reserve
1973 Honda CB350FOffered Without Reserve
1975 Honda CB750FOffered Without Reserve
1977 Honda Z50 Mini BikeOffered Without Reserve
1979 Honda CB125SOffered Without Reserve
1981 Honda CM400AOffered Without Reserve
1982 Honda FT500 AscotOffered Without Reserve
1982 Honda CX500TCOffered Without Reserve
1983 Honda V45 SabreOffered Without Reserve
1983 Honda V45 InterceptorOffered Without Reserve
1984 Honda VT500 AscotOffered Without Reserve
1984 Honda Z50R Mini BikeOffered Without Reserve
1984 Honda Z50 Mini BikeOffered Without Reserve
1985 Honda 500 InterceptorOffered Without Reserve
1985 Honda VF1000ROffered Without Reserve
1988 Honda Goldwing SixOffered Without Reserve
1989 Honda GL 1500Offered Without Reserve
1990 Honda NS50Offered Without Reserve
1990 Honda GB500Offered Without Reserve
2004 Honda Dream CB50ROffered Without Reserve
2004 Honda CB50ROffered Without Reserve
c. 1962 Honda CL72 RacerOffered Without Reserve
c. 1966 Honda CB-450 Dirt TrackerOffered Without Reserve
c. 1967 Honda P-50 MopedOffered Without Reserve
c. 1968 Honda CL-350 Dirt Tracker/Short Track RacerOffered Without Reserve
c. 1970 Honda CB-350Offered Without Reserve
c. 1980s Honda Mini TrailOffered Without Reserve
1942 Indian Four with SidecarOffered Without Reserve
c. 1950s JC Higgins "Moto-Cycle"Offered Without Reserve
1966 Kawasaki W-1Offered Without Reserve
1969 Kawasaki H-1Offered Without Reserve
1971 Kawasaki H-1Offered Without Reserve
1972 Kawasaki H-2 Mach IVOffered Without Reserve
1973 Kawasaki H-1Offered Without Reserve
1973 Kawasaki Z-1 900Offered Without Reserve
1975 Kawasaki H-2Offered Without Reserve
1976 Kawasaki KZ750Offered Without Reserve
1978 Kawasaki Z1-ROffered Without Reserve
1980 Kawasaki Z-1 ClassicOffered Without Reserve
1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100Offered Without Reserve
1981 Kawasaki GPZ550Offered Without Reserve
1983 Kawasaki SpectreOffered Without Reserve
1983 Kawasaki KZ550Offered Without Reserve
2000 Kawasaki W650Offered Without Reserve
2001 Kawasaki W650Offered Without Reserve
2018 Kawasaki 900RSOffered Without Reserve
1999 Laverda Formula 750Offered Without Reserve
2017 Longjia BuccaneerOffered Without Reserve
1973 Maico MXOffered Without Reserve
1976 Montesa Cota 125 Trials BikeOffered Without Reserve
c. 1960s Montesa 2C Trials BikeOffered Without Reserve
c. 1970s Montgomery Ward RiversideOffered Without Reserve
2014 Moto Guzzi V-7 RacerOffered Without Reserve
c. 1967 Ossa 175 SportOffered Without Reserve
c. 1974 Ossa StilettoOffered Without Reserve
c. 1975 Ossa ExplorerOffered Without Reserve
2000 Polaris "Blaze" Mini BikeOffered Without Reserve
c. 1970s Rickman HodakaOffered Without Reserve
1975 Solex MopedOffered Without Reserve
Early-1970s Star Tracker with Kawasaki Big Horn EngineOffered Without Reserve
1969 Suzuki T-120 TrailOffered Without Reserve
1972 Suzuki Trail HopperOffered Without Reserve
1972 Suzuki GT750Offered Without Reserve
1975 Suzuki RotaryOffered Without Reserve
1977 Suzuki TS185Offered Without Reserve
1980 Suzuki GS1100Offered Without Reserve
1980 Suzuki GS750Offered Without Reserve
1982 Suzuki GS1100EOffered Without Reserve
1983 Suzuki GS1100Offered Without Reserve
1985 Suzuki GS700EOffered Without Reserve
1985 Suzuki GS550EOffered Without Reserve
1953 Triumph CubOffered Without Reserve
1961 Triumph T-100 RacerOffered Without Reserve
1966 Triumph T-120 RacerOffered Without Reserve
Selling on Monday