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A piece of history in the garage: Colin Edwards’ MotoGP CRT up for auction

The American rider raced in 2013 with the FTR Kawasaki wearing the Forward team’s colors. The price? Between 40,000 and 45,000 Euros.

MotoGP: A piece of history in the garage: Colin Edwards’ MotoGP CRT up for auction

The CRTs were a one-hit wonder in the MotoGP. A political move wanted by Carmelo Ezpeleta to break away from the dominance of the constructors, demonstrating that he could do without them in the races. Very similar to the Moto2s, they were short-lived but achieved their purpose. Now you could end up parking one in your own garage.

Silverstone Auctions has, in fact, one available up for auction. The bike with which Colin Edwards raced in 2013 on the Forward team, with Claudio Corti as his teammate.

The frame was constructed by FTR, while the engine was the Kawasaki ZX-10R 1000 by Akira. At its best, it had more than 245 hp; a model of the one that’s being auctioned has 229 (verified at benchmark). Not bad, since the bike weighs 157 kilos and is equipped with top components: Brembo carbon brakes, Magneti Marelli electronics, Ohlins suspensions, and so on and so forth. Not to mention that the bike is perfectly functional, and the previous owner used it only in several events.

But let’s talk price. The auction house has set it between 35,000 and 40,000 Pounds, just under 40,000 and 45,000 Euros, practically the same price as a 1995 Ducati 916 Senna.

So, if you’d like have a piece of history in your  garage, place your bids HERE:

Translated by Leila Myftija

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