As made clear in our recent MO video roundtable, we are all fans of Honda’s venerable Z50. Who wouldn’t be? It seems even the late great Beatle, John Lennon couldn’t resist using Honda’s little play bike to zip around his Tittenhurst Park Estate, where he lived in 1969.

This specific Z50 will likely be out of our price range though, as estimated value is said to be £30,000. If you can’t put a price on the intersection of your passion for music and motorcycles, H&H Classics will be auctioning John Lennon’s Honda Monkey March 4 at the National Motorbikes Museum in England. 

1969 Honda Z50AJohn Lennon's Honda Monkey


– Owned and ridden by John Lennon around his Tittenhurst Park estate

– Current family ownership since June 1971 (Lennon migrated to New York in August that year)

– Extensive history file including green log book, old MOTs, Honda dating letter etc

– In running order with ‘matching’ frame and engine numbers

– Largely unrestored and original

– Huge investment potential