Between the fat tire and dual...
Between the fat tire and dual paint job it's like two bikes in one.
After a massive earthquake leveled Haiti and left the country in ruins, many sympathetic individuals were left looking for ways to help the victims affected by the disaster. The disaster hit particularly close to home for Jimmy Jean-Louis, star of the TV show Heroes, who was born and raised in a remote village of Haiti. Being an avid motorcycle rider, he decided to incorporate his passion for two wheels into his desire to help his homeland.
He enlisted the help of Scorpion Customs to create a custom bike to be auctioned off with all the proceeds going help to his native country: "Haiti continues to suffer and is a long way from recovering. This fundraising event will provide vital support for immediate relief, recovery and reconstruction into hard to access areas of Haiti," he explained.
Thanks to the generosity of some key sponsors, the project came together quickly and was ready in just a few short weeks. The eye-catching paint scheme was split down the middle-one side blue and the other red-to represent the national colors of Haiti. On the windscreen is the national coat of arms to complete the patriotic Haitian theme.
Another impressive feature is the huge single-side swingarm and 360 tire with the latest wheels from newcomer VIP Alliance poking out from below the tiny GSX-R tail. On the cosmetic side there's a nitrous bottle that looks like it might help move this monstrous machine. Actually it's all just for looks though (minus the occasional purge).
Upon completion of the build it was time to make Haiti some money. Rain-soaked riders arrived for the event with cash in hand for a chance to win the custom GSX-R. One lucky supporter, Brandon Hoffman, purchased $400 worth of raffle tickets but never expected to win the bike. He only hoped that the money would be put to good use. When his name was announced as the winner, he was in utter disbelief that he had won a full blown fat-tire custom and helped out people in need.
400 bucks buys a lot of bike...
400 bucks buys a lot of bike these days.
The bike continues to bring smiles to all the people involved in the project. It also goes to show that in moments of need bikers will come together to help those less fortunate, especially when a custom motorcycle is up for grabs!