No Reserve – Pierfrancesco Chili 1986 Suzuki GP Leathers

SOLD FOR: $1,850

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on December 7, 2022

Winner: wheatman603

Winning Bid: $1,600
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $1,850

Description

Additional photos of these Chili leathers are available here for your perusal.

Pierfrancesco “Frankie” Chili is an Italian motorcycle racer who had a lengthy career in GP racing and WSBK – he competed in 278 WSBK races between 1995 and 2006.

After winning the 1985 125cc European Championship, Chili was called up to the pinnacle of road racing – the 500cc World Championship. His rookie season in 1986 was on a HB International/Team Gallina Suzuki RG500 – check out this photo from him racing at Paul Ricard Circuit.

In his rookie season, he earned three top-10 finishes (season best of 6th at Spa) and placed 10th overall even though he missed the final three rounds. It was an impressive debut, especially on a bike that was a bit outdated compared to the competition. “It was a good experience because I really wanted to be in 500s, but the bike wasn’t at the level of the other factory bikes. But I enjoyed it.” Frankie then switched to Honda for five years, with a best overall finish of sixth place in 1989 on a NSR500.

The suit was made by Dainese.

It shows wear from a crash, and one sponsor patch has been cut out from each arm.


Frankie was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and he proudly stated: “I have Parkinson’s, but I’m a rider and I’ll fight”. We wish him the best!

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), these leathers are offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any Chili stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1986

Make

Memorabilia

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Total Bids Placed: 10

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: wheatman603

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
wheatman603 December 7, 2022 4:55 am $1,600 Auto
AussieNick December 7, 2022 4:55 am $1,500
wheatman603 December 7, 2022 4:54 am $1,100 Auto
AussieNick December 7, 2022 4:54 am $1,000
wheatman603 December 7, 2022 4:54 am $600 Auto
AussieNick December 7, 2022 4:54 am $500
wheatman603 December 3, 2022 9:12 am $201
owo1owo2 December 1, 2022 9:47 am $101
Ducboy23 December 1, 2022 9:47 am $100 Auto
Ducboy23 December 1, 2022 8:06 am $1 Reserve
Auction started November 30, 2022 12:03 pm
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