PLEASE NOTE: Usually, our auctions start at $1,000 and have $100 bid increments. This auction will start at $1,000 and have $50 bid increments. Please contact us if you have any questions! The buyer’s fee will be reduced from our usual $250 minimum to $50 as well.
Daryl joined the 500cc GP Championship in 1992, spending two seasons with Rothmans Honda and then a season with Marlboro Yamaha. In 1995, he joined Lucky Strike Suzuki and won two races (the Japanese and German rounds) in his first season with the team, placing 2nd overall in the Championship that year. Things were looking quite promising.
Unfortunately, Daryl’s fortunes changed in 1996. From an interview on Crash.net: “I was on a roll looking to go better in ’96, but the new bike had piston troubles. I had two or three big head injuries in testing due to the top of the pistons being torn off. On a two-stoke it was just seizing and I had a couple of big concussions.” He returned for the fourth race of the season at Paul Ricard but had another serious accident, and he missed most of the season. “Eventually I had tests done in Australia and discovered I had middle ear damage, so my balance was off. I found that out a few years later. By then I’d decided I wasn’t competitive, then found the reason why.”
Nowadays Daryl commentates on MotoGP and F1 for Australian TV – he also runs the self-named Daryl Beattie Adventures in his home country, offering dual-sport tours of the Australian outback.
This suit has been autographed by Daryl.
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Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.