"Family is all about sacrifice. Before I met my wife and had our first of three children, I bought three Yamaha FZRs and a GSX-R750 just to learn, rebuild and make money towards my dream bike, the Hayabusa. Once I finally had my chance, I purchased a 2004 LE Hayabusa, stretched it and put a 240 rear end on it, only to be let go from my job a month later.
With Christmas right around the corner and bills stacking up, I had no choice but to let it go. After hitting the job search hard, I was once again employed only three months later and purchased a 2005 ZX-10R. Again, bills continued to surface so I sold it to finally catch up once and for all.
I am pleased to say that I have again purchased a 2006 LE Hayabusa—but this time it’s for keeps. The sacrifices I have made and the hardships my family has endured have led me to this bike. And you know what? I would do it all again to keep the food on the table and the lights on.
For those in the same situation, keep your eye on the dream and keep working hard. What you give to your family will pay you back a thousand times over."
How To Enter
Have you made an outrageous sacrifice to own and ride your motorcycle? Donated sperm for a year? Worked six jobs to save for a down payment? Tell us how you’ve endured hardships, thus proving bikes are in your blood and you could win a Bikes Are in My Blood helmet and jacket from Speed and Strength. Send your story along with a photo of you and your bike to: firstname.lastname@example.org