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Going, going, gong: Bike owned by Pink Floyd’s petrolhead percussionist Nick Mason at auction

PINK Floyd fans have the chance to buy a 25-year-old Kawasaki motorbike once owned by the band’s legendary drummer Nick Mason.

The drummer on classics such as Comfortably Numb and Money bought the KE100 in 1996 and registered it for the road the following year.

Mason’s car collection includes a Ferrari valued at £30m so the Japanese bike is one of the most modest vehicles he has ever owned.

One car-full owner: Petrolhead Nick Mason’s collection includes a £30m Ferrari so the Kawasaki, set to sell for as little as £4,500, is one of the most modest vehicles he’s ever owned.

Estimated to fetch between £4,500 – £5,000, the bike is up for auction at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, West Midlands.

And with just 356 miles on the clock, it appears Mason didn’t find much spare time to drive the machine.

Ian Cunningham of H&H Classics said: “For a man famous for his collection of supercars, including a Ferrari 250GTO bought in 1977 with the proceeds from ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ now valued at around £30M, this is probably the most modest vehicle he has ever owned!”

Also included is a signed and numbered first edition copy of Nick’s book ‘Into The Red’ about his collection of supercars.

Ride symbol: Mason is at home in a car seat as he is on a drum throne. Picture (c) Matthew Lamb from Wiki Commons

Despite the low mileage, the bike has a few “battle scars from ownership” but has recently been MOT’d and comes with a current V5C in the second owner’s name.

The bike also comes with the original bill of sale and a copy of the original V5C, plus other documentary evidence of ownership buy the fabled collector.

There is a welcome letter from Kawasaki UK and a copy of the V5C in Mason’s name.

Also included is a request for a duplicate V5, and even an application for a duplicate tax disc to replace the one destroyed when “accidentally left in the pocket of trousers that were put in a washing machine”.

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