Community Classic and Custom Motorcycles Indian Rider Wins Ride for Kids Custom Honda CBR1000RR

Indian Rider Wins Ride for Kids Custom Honda CBR1000RR

John Bretz, winner of the Ride for Kids/Cycle World Honda CBR1000RR
John Bretz, winner of the Ride for Kids/Cycle World Honda CBR1000RR

Ride for Kids/Cycle World PBTF CBR1000RR Raffle

Ride for Kids and Cycle World teamed up once again last fall, raffling off a Honda CBR1000RR customized by Gregg DesJardins.

The sportbike, which was highly publicized at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows and other events, would have a significant impact on society –  all proceeds from the raffle headed directly to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

And after months of waiting, Ride for Kids announced the winner – John Bretz of Rockford, Ind.

After seeing the “real pretty” photo of the customized CBR in Cycle World magazine, Bretz made a $20 online donation to the PBTF for five tickets. And one ticket was a winner.

Last week, Bretz picked up the bike at Big 4 Cycle in Newburg, Ind. A Harley rider, Bretz told Ride for Kids he’s looking forward to trying out the sport bike donated by Ride for Kids presenting sponsor American Honda.

The custom bike, painted by Blue Cat (Roberto Serangeli), also came with a matching Bell helmet. Custom parts and accessories were donated by Performance Machine, Cycles 128, Bell Helmets, Leo Vince, Saddlemen, CRG and Dunlop, Ride for Kids reports.

This year’s drawing raised $67,845 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Since 2001, the drawing has raised more than $725,000 to help eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors, Ride for Kids reports.

Look for a new Ride for Kids/Cycle World project bike drawing this fall at the International Motorcycle Shows and on

Emula Concept First Look: With 2electron McFly Technology

One of the prime complaints many motorcyclists have about electric motorcycles is that they don’t deliver the visceral experience that comes from an internal...

2020 Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles Review: Two Electric Choices

While not a motorcycle, as we interpret it, a pedal-assisted electric bicycle just might be a gateway product to owning a motorcycle. With that...

Editor’s Choice: Al Phillips Collection at Mecum Indy 2020 Auction

Noted motorcycle collector Al Phillips will be selling 25 motorcycles from his collection at the Mecum Indy 2020 auction at the Indiana State Fairgrounds....

2020 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Buyers Guide: Specs & Price

Based on the dragstrip-scorching Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R, the 2020 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS is a civilized coast-to-coast sport-touring motorcycle that does not lack for...

2021 AIMExpo Dates Set: Now A Trade-Only Show

The Motorcycle Industry Council is making two big changes to its American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo). First, the date for the show, which the...

Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride Starts July 31, 2021

Women’s Motorcycle Tours’ Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride is set to start in Portland on July 31, 2021, and run through August 20 in Washington, DC....