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King Kenny R1 raises £50k+ for charity

Red and white R1 ridden in Laguna Seca demo laps auctioned by Kenny Roberts and Jay Leno

RIDDEN by Kenny Roberts at Laguna Seca in some demonstration laps, the red and white one-of-a-kind Yamaha YZF-R1 raised $87,000 (approx £52,000) for charity.

Special guest auctioneers at the Mecum Motorcycle Auction were Kenny Roberts himself, along with TV personality Jay Leno, the proceeds for the auction go directly to Bailey's Cafe, a school of the arts that brings youths and elders together in the Bronx.

King Kenny was flattered by the bidding, commenting: "I'm kinda surprised that someone would pay for a bike that I sat my butt on and worked the rear tire on pretty good. But, it was for a good cause, and Milton really came through for Bailey's Cafe."

Leno added: "That was a lot of fun hanging out with Kenny, and I'm excited for the kids at Bailey's Cafe in Brooklyn. That winning bid from Milton is going to buy a lot of supplies!"

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