In the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a look at an incredible collection of BMW racing motorcycles being offered at Bonhams’ Las Vegas Motorcycle Sale in January.

Chief among the two-wheeled treasures is a rare and much coveted Kompressor, or supercharged, 1939 RS 255 (front), the model that legendary racer John Surtees said “Rightly deserves a place as being one of the all-time greats of motorcycle Grand Prix racing.”

And, we might add, rightly deserves a place in our garage…