Ever wanted to own one of the fastest and most revered racing bikes on the planet? Now you can. The Peter Hickman Isle of Man TT winner is up for sale.
The name Peter Hickman should be familiar to anyone with a slight knowledge of current motorcycle racing stars. The man from Burton upon Trent in the United Kingdom is fast climbing the ladder of the greatest Isle of Man TT riders of all time, and now there’s a very special piece of this racing story about to go under the hammer at the upcoming International Classic Motorcycle Show in Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground, UK, on April 22 through 23. The Peter Hickman 2022 Gas Monkey BMW by FHO Racing 2022 M 1000 RR superbike will take star billing at the auction. The 35-year-old used this very machine to win the 2022 Superbike and Senior TTs around the 37.73-mile circuit and comes to the auction block still covered in the bugs the Isle of Man TT racebikes collect when they’ve been ridden in anger.
With his 2022 Superbike and Senior TT wins, plus his victories in the two Superstock TTs, Hickman became only the fourth rider in history to win four TTs in a single week and took his career win tally to nine. He also recorded the fastest lap of the 2022 Isle of Man TT with an average speed of 133.461 mph set on this machine in the Superbike TT.
As such, this represents an extremely rare chance to own a current piece of TT racing history.
“As the world’s leading classic and collectors motorcycle auctioneers, we’ve been fortunate enough to see and offer several machines that have participated in the Isle of Man TT,” said Ben Walker, Global Head of Bonhams Motorcycles. “However, it is exceptionally rare to offer for sale a TT-winning machine—let alone the current Superbike and Senior TT winning machine.
“In the modern era of collecting, most machines enter private collections immediately after the event. Or, with earlier bikes, their history can sometimes be lost to the annuls of time, or the records simply don’t exist to prove a machine’s provenance. But with Peter’s bike, the history and significance of the machine is indisputable.”
The Peter Hickman BMW M 1000 RR is built to a full factory specification with a strengthened blank braced frame direct from BMW, BMW factory Type 7.1 engine, Brembo brake calipers and discs, factory-specification Öhlins forks and steering damper, spare bodywork, and the Dunlop tires used for the Senior TT race. It is expected to fetch between $100,000 to $130,0000, and if you’re in the USA and fancy bidding to take this piece home, you can do so via the Bonhams website.