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Lot 390: NSU Supermax

Motorcycle and Motorcars, Bonhams & Butterfields (14 November 2009)

It is indicative, perhaps, that it was NSU from whom Mr Honda acquired a selection of designs and tooling, following his well-chronicled mid-1950s evaluation trip to Europe. NSU's successful post war run - culminating in a clutch of road race World Championships - epitomises Germany's miraculous industrial recovery. Albert Roder's ahead-of-its-time quarter liter Max - in production for barely four years - is clearly one of the most significant machines of all time.

Lot Details
Auction Motorcycle and Motorcars
Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number390
Estimate$2000-$3000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price$1100
Hammer Price (inc premium)$1287
Year1955
Condition rating0
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number
Engine number770178
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors