Spanish fashion designer Custo Dalmau has adapted the colorful look of his signature t-shirts on this Harley-Davidson Night Road Special modified by Spanish bike builder Ferry Clot. Their combined goal was to achieve a dragster-like stance and a funky paintjob on top for what they call the “Animals in the Wild” project.
The unique bike will be auctioned for charity by Harley-Davidson Spain and the money obtained will be directed to the San Juan de Dios Foundation in Barcelona, who works on aid and development in the African country of Sierra Leone.
The Yamaha R1 Rossi Edition is a one-off custom motorcycle that will go up for charity auction right after its customizers “give it wide exposure.” The bike was created by a team led by Don Emde, 1972 Daytona 200 winner and founder of US based fundraiser Friends of Riders for Health, to raise money for the official MotoGP charity.
It was an expensive project achieved using aftermarket parts supplied by different manufacturers such as Rolands Sands (the aluminum wheels), Akrapovic (the Evolution exhaust system) and Ohlins (the FGRT808 front suspension and TTX rear).
Valentino Rossi’s AGV ‘Five Continents’ graphics done by Pole Position Racing Service in Italy make it a “Rossi bike” and all these changes bring it much closer to the race track rather than the street but, just for the record, The Doctor’s R1 is also street legal.
Although the bidding day hasn’t been announced yet, Emde told MCN: “One thing I want to have in place would be the ability for anyone to bid on the machine, via online or some off-site methods. That would be something we would announce on the website, www.friendsofriders.org”
The friends from Pro Italia are raffling a new 2009 Ducati M696 to benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. Tickets are $25 each (or buy 5 chances for $100) and limited to 500 total. Tickets are available in their online store or in their Los Angeles showroom.
Tickets are available now until October 24th. The winner will be announced on the 26th of October at the annual Love Ride in Pomona. The first prize winner will win a 2009 Ducati Monster 696 (MSRP $8,995) and the second prize winner will receive an America leather jacket from Vanson (a $550.00 value).
You know your company’s slogan is perfect when people not only start repeating it, but living it. So when Star Motorcycles coined the term, “We build it, you make it your own,” we figured that many riders would step up and personalize their own Road Star, Roadliner or Raider cruiser to suit their own tastes. And they have. But the message has hit even a more powerful chord as some historically important custom bikes have already been created around Star Motorcycles, taking Best in Show (...) > Full story
Despres’ Dakar-winning KTM 690 Rally Bike; Kallio’s GP 250 racing helmet.
The countdown is on for the close of the Wings for Life Charity Auction on eBay, a unique opportunity to acquire some unique motorcycle memorabilia, including Cyril Despres’ Dakar winning KTM 690 Rally bike and Mika Kallio’s GP 250 racing helmet.
The auction, which raises funds for the Wings for Life, the foundation engaged in spinal injury research, closes on March 30 and offers a (...) > Full story
American Suzuki Donates 2008 RM-Z250 to Ignite Charity Fund Raising Efforts for the Upcoming Seattle Round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series
MX for Children, a not-for-profit organization, is pleased to announce American Suzuki’s participation in MX for Children’s 2008 fund raising activities. American Suzuki is donating a 2008 RM-Z250 to assist in MX for Children’s fund raising events at the Seattle round of the Monster Energy(r) AMA Supercross, a FIM World (...) > Full story
Famous GEICO Motorcycle personality "Big Rick" Hoffman of Logic Motors has created an exclusive GEICO CHOPPER for auction in support of Bikers for Tykes.
GEICO Motorcycle joined together with PNC Bank and Price Waterhouse Coopers in 2006 to bring the metropolitan DC community a unique family event, Bikers for Tykes. The event was held on the GEICO campus in Chevy Chase and has become an annual fundraiser for local charities. This year, Bikers for Tykes will be hosted in 3 (...) > Full story
Benelli is launching a new international event to promote their brand and motorbikes on the South American stage.
Benelli is currently co-operating with the Italian Police, through their association “Motoforpeace”, in their new charity mission aimed at helping the children of Ecuador.
Motoforpeace, a sports association composed of the members of the Italian Police, this year has chosen the Tre 1130 K Amazonas as the symbol of their new charity initiative.
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RIVERBANK — Growing participation in an annual motorcycle ride from Modesto to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds has created longer delays for traffic headed through town and into the mountains the first weekend of June.
To quell complaints, Sierra Hope Ride organizers are working with police and the California Highway Patrol, promising that a tighter pack will move through Modesto, Riverbank and Oakdale faster than in past years.
The ride, which benefits Muscular Dystrophy and has become a (...) > Full story
The second annual Supercross Triple Charity for Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center is scheduled for the last week of April in conjunction with the Amp’d Mobile Supercross race at Qwest Field, and Washington native Ryan Villopoto and Kawasaki teammate Timmy Ferry will make a special appearance to support the fundraising event.
Villopoto and Ferry will be joined by top stars who will be in town for the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA (...) > Full story