John Lennon's Monkey Bike Expected To Sell For £30,000 At Auction

John Lennon Honda ZA50 Monkey

A well looked after Monkey Bike will pick up around three grand today, but give it some historical value and it turns out it can be worth as much as £30,000.

This particular Z50A - the second generation of the mini Z series bikes known as the Honda Monkey - was owned by Beatles legend, John Lennon.

Lennon, reportedly used it to get around the Tittenhurst Park estate in Berkshire, where he lived from 1969 to 1971.

lennon monkey

The bike is being auctioned by motoring specialists H&H Classics at the National Motorcycle Museum in Bickenhill, Solihull, on March 4.

The 1.95hp, 49cc four-stroke single, has gone through several hands, and is now currently owned by John Harrington who has displayed it at events for 47 years.

According to H&H, the bike is in running order with matching frame and engine numbers and also comes with a log book and old MOTs.

Mark Bryan, Head of Sales for H&H's motorcycle department, said: “Naturally we are thrilled to be entrusted with the marketing and sale of this bike, given its extraordinary provenance.”