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 dazzling array of memorabilia from the world of action sports.
Dakar bike and Kallio’s racing helmet
Bidding for Despres’ KTM 690 Rally bike on Friday topped €24,000 but there are plenty of KTM-related items for a more modest budget. These include Mika Kallio’s GP 250 racing helmet, Marc Coma’s autographed leather Dakar jacket, KTM MX boss Stefan Everts’ racing helmet and racing shirts from MX1 factory rider Jonathan Barragan and KTM’s Supermoto factory rider Bernd Hiemer.
The Wings for Life Foundation is enthusiastically supported by KTM and was set up by KTM’s Heinz Kinigadner and Dieter Mateschitz, founder of Red Bull to promote research into spinal injury.