Wayne Rooney motorcycle auctions for £43,250

A motorcycle designed by Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney was the top-selling lot at the Bonhams auction of Sporting and Golf Memorabilia in Chester, UK, on Wednesday 20th February, realizing £43,250.

Wayne Rooney motorcycle

The 2012 Lauge Jensen cruiser-style machine, designed by the world-famous striker and custom-made by the Danish motorcycle manufacturer was sold in aid of KidsAid, a Danish charitable foundation that helps young people affected by illness.

It incorporated a number of special features, including:
• An autographed ‘No 10’ football shirt mounted and lacquer-sealed onto the petrol tank
• A special shift rod incorporating 21 black diamonds and a white diamond
• Rear mudguard depicting Rooney’s celebration of his spectacular goal against Manchester City in 2011 that helped Manchester United claim that year’s Premiership title and was named ‘Best Goal’ of the season.

The entire auction realized just over £270,000, with a 90 per cent sale rate.