In the coming weeks, we’ll be bringing you highlights from Bonhams‘ Las Vegas Motorcycle Sale at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino on January12.

First up, from an incredible selection of classic British bikes, is a c.1957 Norton 500cc Manx racing model.

The Manx was one of the most popular “over-the-counter” racing motorbikes of all time.

Norton produced about 100 hand-built examples every year for serious enthusiasts

Norton produced about 100 hand-built examples every year for serious enthusiasts.

The example on offer in Vegas is expected to fetch up to $36,000, making it one of the more expensive motos on offer but, we feel, cheap at twice the price…