The Vintagent’s ‘World’s Most Expensive Motorcycles’ list is the only reliable source tracking top motorcycle sales. All these motorcycles were actually sold at a public auction, and are verifiable; no fake PR claims or unverified sales included!
Note: Price conversions represent the exchange rate on the day of sale)

1915 Cyclone Board Track – $852,500
Mar. 2015, Las Vegas, Mecum Auctions

 

1907 Harley-Davidson ‘Strap Tank’ – $715,000
Mar. 2015, Las Vegas, Mecum
1915 Cyclone Board Track Racer – £275,600 / $551,200
July 2008, Monterey, MidAmerica
1929 Brough Superior ‘Alpine Grand Sports’ SS100 – £315,100 / $494,580
Nov. 30, 2014, Bond St, Bonhams
1912 Henderson Four (original paint) – $490,000
Jan. 2017, Las Vegas, Mecum
1931 Brough Superior-Austin ‘BS4’ 3-wheeler – £331,900 / $481,624
Apr. 2016, Stafford, Bonhams
1939 BMW RS255 ‘Kompressor’ – $480,000 / £300,000
Jan. 2013, Las Vegas, Bonhams
1922 Brough Superior SS80 ‘Old Bill’ – £291,200 / $469,800
Oct. 2012, Duxford, HandH Auctions
1929 Brough Superior SS100 – £286,000 / $465,350
Oct. 2010, Sparkford, HandH Auctions
1926 Brough Superior SS100 ‘Alpine Grand Sports’ – £280,800 / $453,000
Oct. 2012, Battersea, RM Auctions
1951 Vincent ‘White’ Shadow – $434,000
Jan. 2016, Las Vegas, Bonhams
1939 Brough Superior SS100, ex-George Brough – £235,500 / $426,100
Apr. 2014, Stafford, Bonhams
1927 Harley-Davidson FHA 8-Valve racer – A$600,000 / $423,700
Sep. 2015, Melbourne, Shannons
1911 Flying Merkel board track racer – $423,500
Mar. 2015, Las Vegas, Mecum
1938 HRD-Vincent Series A Rapide – £275,900 / $417,000
Apr. 2015, Stafford, Bonhams
1926 Brough Superior SS100 Alpine Grand Sports project – £259,100 / $400,000
Oct. 2015, Stafford, Bonhams
1934 Brough Superior SS100 ‘Two of Everything’ – £242,300 / $393,400
Apr. 2012, Stafford, Bonhams
1939 Vincent-HRD Series A Rapide – £273,000 / $392,235
Apr. 2016, Stafford, Bonhams
1942 Crocker ‘Big Tank’ – $385,000
Mar. 2015, Las Vegas, Mecum
1932 Brough Superior ‘BS4’ 3-Wheel Austin-engine – £246,400 / $377,950
Apr. 2013, Imperial War Museum, HandH
1948 Vincent-HRD ‘Black Lightning’ – £246,000 / $377,260
Apr. 2013, Imperial War Museum, HandH
1938 HRD-Vincent Series A Rapide – £225,500 / $366,110
Apr. 2012, Stafford, Bonhams
1949 Vincent Black Lightning Supercharged – £221,500 / $383,400
Oct. 2008, Stafford, Bonhams
1938 Crocker Small Tank – $371,800
Aug 2016, Monterey, Mecum
1927 Brough Superior SS100 Alpine Grand Sports project – £236,700 / $365,400
Oct 2015, Stafford, Bonhams
1959 Harley Davidson FL ‘Panhead’, ex-Jerry Lee Lewis £238,700 / $358,000
Jan. 2015, Kissimmee FL, Mecum
1907 Harley Davidson ‘Strap Tank’ Single – £186,560 / $352,000
Oct. 2006, Gooding and Co.
1939 Vincent-HRD 998cc Series-A Rapide – £198,400 / $347,200
Sep. 2008, New Bond St, Bonhams
1939 Vincent-HRD 998cc Series A Rapide – £270,300 / $330,700
Apr. 2016, Stafford, Bonhams
1929 Brough Superior SS100 ‘Moby Dick’ – £210,000 / $330,000
Oct. 2011, Stafford, Bonhams
2013 Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide (ex-Pope) – $327,000
Feb. 2014, Paris, Bonhams
1937 Brough Superior SS100, ex-Olympia Motorcycle Show £208,700 / $322,150
Oct. 2015, Stafford, Bonhams
2010 Ducati GP10 CS1 – e251,500 / $320,000
May 2012, Monaco, RM Auctions
1938 Brough Superior SS100 £219,900 / $319, 099
Apr. 2016, Stafford, Bonhams
1927 Zenith-JAP 8/45hp – £177,500 / $312,986
Sep. 2008, New Bond St, Bonhams
2011 Ducati GP11 VR2 – e245,700 / $312,500
May 2012, Monaco, RM Auctions
1939 Crocker Small Tank – $302,500
June 2008, Monterey, RM Auctions
1940 Crocker ‘Big Tank’ twin – £192,374 / $302,000
Aug. 2012, Quail Lodge, Bonhams
1937 Crocker ‘Small Tank’ twin – £192,374 / $302, 000
Aug. 2012, Quail Lodge, Bonhams
1915 Iver Johnson twin – £193,841 / $299,600
Jan. 2012, Las Vegas, MidAmerica
1934 Brough Superior 996cc SS100 – £166,500 / $293,600
Apr. 2008, Stafford, Bonhams
1937 Crocker ‘Small Tank’ twin – £185,367 / $291,000
Aug. 2012, Quail Lodge, Bonhams
1954 AJS Porcupine – £163,600 / $288,475
Apr. 2000, Stafford, Bonhams
1956 Moto Guzzi V-8 (replica) – £196,250 / $284,600
Feb. 2016, London, Coys
1939 Brough Superior SS100 – £181,420 / $280,400
Jan. 2011, Las Vegas, MidAmerica
1937 Crocker ‘Hemi-Head’ – £144,350 / $276,000
Nov. 2006, Los Angeles, Bonhams
1929 Scott Flying Squirrel 600cc (ex-Steve McQueen/Von Dutch) – £168,360 / $276,000
June 2009, New York, Antiquorum
1938 Brough Superior SS100 – £219,900 / $269,000
Apr. 2016, Stafford, Bonhams
1938 Brough Superior SS100 – £151,100 / $264,400
Sep. 2008, New Bond St, Bonhams
1970 Harley-Davidson FLH Shovelhead ex-Marlon Brando $256,000
June 28 2015, Julien’s Auctions, Los Angeles
1938 Brough Superior SS100 – £157,700 / $255,900
Apr. 2010, Stafford, Bonhams
1938 Brough Superior SS100 – £175,100 / $254,089
April 2015, Stafford, Bonhams
1924 Croft-Cameron Anzani 8V ‘Super 8’ – £203,100 / $249,600
October 2016, Stafford, Bonhams
1928 Indian ‘Altoona’ hillclimber – $247,500
Mar. 2015, Las Vegas, Mecum
1941 Crocker Big Tank – $243,800
January 2007, Las Vegas, MidAmerica
1938 Brough Superior SS100 – $238,000
Jan. 2011, Las Vegas, MidAmerica
1929 Coventry Eagle Flying 8 KTOR – £163,900 / $237,837
Apr. 2016, Stafford, Bonhams
1939 Crocker ‘Small Tank’ twin – $236,500
Oct. 2006, Gooding and Co.
1912 Harley-Davidson Model 8A Twin – $236,500
Mar. 2015, Las Vegas, Mecum
1939 Crocker V-Twin Big Twin – $233,200
January 2008, Las Vegas, MidAmerica
1954 BMW RS54 Rennsport – £143,000 / $232,000
Oct. 2010, Haynes, HandH
1912 Henderson 4-cylinder – $225,500
Mar. 2015, Las Vegas, Mecum
1950 Vincent ‘White Shadow’ – $224,250 / £147,850
January 2015, Las Vegas, Bonhams
1937 Brough Superior 11-50 – £147,100 / $222,400
April 2015, Stafford, Bonhams
1938 Brough Superior SS100 – £175,100 / $214.200
April 2016, Stafford, Bonhams
1949 Vincent ‘White Shadow’ – £163,100 / $210,220
April 2017, Stafford, Bonhams
1930 Brough Superior 680 Black Alpine – £138,140 / $209,000
April 2015, Stafford, Bonhams
1937 Brough Superior SS100 – $203,000
Aug. 2012, Quail Lodge, Bonhams
1929 Coventry-Eagle Flying 8 JAP KTOR – £163,900 / $200,500
April 2016, Stafford, Bonhams
1938 Vincent-HRD Series A Rapide £126,940 / $196,000
October 2015, Stafford, Bonhams
1914 Feilbach Limited 10hp (original paint) $195,000
January 2017, Las Vegas, Bonhams
1924 Montgomery-Anzani 8/38hp V-Twin £109,300 / $192,700
April 2006, Stafford, Bonhams
1949 Velocette World Champion KTT £135,900 / $192,400
April 2017, Stafford, Bonhams
1911 Harley Davidson 7D Twin $187,000
October 21, 2006, Gooding and Co.
1964 Bianchi Bicylindrica Bialbero GP – £122,650 / $177,840
Feb 2016, London, Coys
1926 Coventry Eagle Flying 8 £106,780 / $166,450
April 2015, Stafford, Bonhams
1951 Moto Guzzi Bicylindrica GP – £111,500 / $161,675
Feb 2016, London, Coys
1934 Crocker Speedway $159,500
Mar 2015, Las Vegas, Mecum
1934 Crocker Speedway $151,200
Jan 2011, Las Vegas, MidAmerica
1913 Henderson 4 Cylinder $150,000
January 2016, Las Vegas, Mecum
1930 Indian Model 402 4-cylinder w/sidecar £96,700 / $149,350
October 2015, Stafford, Bonhams
1930 Brough Superior 680 £112,400 / $144,100
April 2017, Stafford, Bonhams