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James Bond’s Honda CRF450R from Skyfall Raises $162,000 for Charity
The modified Honda CRF450R ridden by Daniel Craig in the James Bond film “Skyfall” was sold at auction, raising 101,400 British pounds (US$162,440) for charity.
Featured in the opening chase scene of “Skyfall”, the heavily modified Honda CRF450R received 67 bids from 40 potential suitors by the time the auction ended Nov. 22. The sale price of £101,400 is nearly 15 times the retail value of a brand new 2013 Honda CRF450R in the U.K. The sale price exceeded expectations, with organizers expecting it to sell for “tens of thousands of pounds”.
All of the proceeds from the sale of the “Skyfall” motorcycle will benefit BBC Children in Need, a charity providing aid to disadvantaged children.
The modified CRF450R was one of two used in the opening scene set in Istanbul, Turkey. Craig’s James Bond rode the auctioned motorcycle which was dressed up as a “street merchant’s bike” in chase of the villain Patrice (played by Ola Rapace) who rode another CRF450R dressed up as a police bike.