This year marks the 30th year that American Honda has been a presenting sponsor for the charity, and Big Red has a special way of celebrating that fact: auctioning not one, not two, but three Repsol Honda CBR1000RR models (model years 2005, 2007, and 2009).
The auction has just one day left (all proceeds go to Ride for Kids), so if you want to get in on the action, you need to do so now.
All three motorcycles being auctioned have 0 miles, and while the trio would make for an incredible collection, the units will be auctioned individually. Bids may be placed through Iconic Motorbikes:
For some background, the Honda CBR1000RR was initially offered in 2004, replacing the Honda CBR954RR, and the inaugural special-edition Repsol version came the following year.
The 2007 Repsol Honda CBR1000RR came just after Nicky Hayden’s 2006 MotoGP title. The 2009 special edition of the CBR1000RR is the only gen. 2 version, following the model’s 2008 overhaul.
“Partnering with the PBTF on Ride for Kids is an honor, and we’re pleased to celebrate the relationship by offering these special-edition Repsol Honda CBR1000RR sport bikes for auction,” said Bill Savino, Senior Manager of Customer Engagement at American Honda.
“For the past 30 years, the American motorcycling community has always come through to help PBTF families, and we know we can once again count on riders to bid on these beautiful bikes and participate in a local Ride for Kids.”
As the nation’s longest running charitable motorcycle ride, Ride for Kids has raised millions of dollars to support research and family programs for children battling brain tumors.
Since 1991, Ride for Kids supporters and Honda have provided a thriving community of support to tens of thousands of kids across the United States and helped the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation fund nearly $50 million in research, accelerating the path to a cure.
“American Honda has been an incredible partner of the Ride for Kids for 30 years, helping the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation empower motorcyclists to change the outcome for kids with brain tumors by doing what they love most – riding,” said Bob McNamara, PBTF’s National Director of Fundraising and Community Engagement.
“Finding a cure is an ongoing battle, one we’ll win through collaboration. We’re grateful for Honda continuing to lead the way through this auction with Iconic Motorbikes, and we can’t wait to celebrate the auction results and the anniversary of Honda’s partnership on National Ride for Kids Day this September 12.”
On September 12th, riders across the nation will join forces on a single day to support the 28,000 children and teens living in the United States with a brain tumor or central nervous system tumor.
Across the country, local ride communities can rally together and fundraise for lifesaving research and family support programs. This year, some rides are in person and some virtual, through a national partnership with the Rever motorcycle app. The event offers special incentives for top fundraisers.
For the full list of rides, and to register, visit www.rideforkids.org.
Source: American Honda