American Honda is the presenting sponsor of Ride for Kids. Other national supporters include GEICO and Cycle World magazine.This year’s fundraising features the chance to win the Ride for Kids/Cycle World project bike created by AIP Speed. They started with a stock 2014 Honda CB1100, donated by American Honda, and customized it to honor GP champion Freddie Spencer. The AIP team modeled its design after the CB750 and CB900 that Spencer raced for Honda in the early 1980s.Styled as a modern classic, the project bike has a silver and blue paint scheme and the Ride for Kids logo.Thanks to generous donors from the motorsports industry, it features some outstanding details:
- Arai Helmets donated a Corsair V helmet, the same type of helmet that Spencer wore.
- BrakeTech’s CBR600RR brakes were customized to fit the CB1100.
- Carbon wheels from BST are strong but lightweight for better handling.
- The DynoJet Power Commander V fuel injection module helps with tuning, and the quick shifter gives the race bike accurate shifts.
- Piggyback, multi-adjustable rear shocks from Öhlins-USA offer the most support for road racing.
- ProLine Wraps donated the decals for the bike.
- Bars from Spiegler Performance Parts have the correct superbike bend.
- The beautiful metal flake paint job is by Gered Poepke at Valley Kustoms.
- Yoshimura R&D’s exhaust pipe has the right styling for a 1980s superbike.