Suzuki Donate Kevin Schwantz GSX-R1000
To Ben Charity
2nd December 2009
completely unique Suzuki GSX-R1000 built especially
for grand prix legend Kevin Schwantz, will be up for
auction later this month, following the donation of
the one-off machine from Suzuki GB PLC to BEN - Motor
and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund.
Built exclusively for 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin
Schwantz to ride, when he visited the Isle of Man
in 2007 for the TT centenary celebrations, the one-off
special features a paint-scheme echoing the legendary
rider's RGV500 race bike, with additions such as a
Yoshimura exhaust system and lacquered signature too.
To be auctioned as part of the BEN Ball in December,
where the charity will celebrate its 75th anniversary,
the bike is set to be the star motorcycle prize amongst
a number of other auction items that the charity hope
will help raise their target of £150,000.
Suzuki GB sales and marketing director, David Taylor
commented, "BEN is a charity close to all of
our hearts due to their critical work supporting workers
and their families from within the Automotive Industries.
The Kevin Schwantz GSX-R1000 really is a one-off bike,
with a fantastic story behind it. With its inclusion
in this auction, someone will make a money can't buy
dream a reality."
For more information on the auction, interested parties
should contact Kelly Neal on 01344 294720 or Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org