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Kenny Roberts teases custom Yamaha XSR700 to be sold for charity

Kenny Roberts has released an artist’s conception of the KR-Customized Yamaha XSR700 that he and his expert crew are building. The bike, which is being customized to closely resemble Kenny’s famous TZ750 flat-tracker (the machine on which he famously won the 1975 Indy Mile), will be the showcase item up for bids at the True American Heroes Benefit Auction.

The Auction takes place on Saturday night, May 5, immediately following the Seventh Annual True American Heroes Benefit Dinner, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California.

Along with the one-of-a kind, KR-Customized Yamaha XSR700 up for bids, the Auction will also include Team Roberts memorabilia, other signed racing-related items, bronze statues, paintings and other motorsports merchandise.

The True American Heroes Benefit Dinner and Benefit Auction are part of the Seventh Annual True American Heroes Weekend--a fundraising event that benefits “Welcome Home Heroes” and the Cpl. Michael D. Anderson Jr. Memorial Foundation. This year’s Seventh Annual True American Heroes Weekend will be held in conjunction with The Quail Motorcycle Gathering on the weekend of May 5-6, 2018.

Sponsors for the Seventh Annual True American Heroes Weekend are Cycle Gear, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, Motion Pro, Saddlemen Motorcycle Seats and Components, PJ1 Brands, and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

Joining three-time Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion and 2017 Quail “Legend of the Sport” Kenny Roberts as Special Guests at the Benefit Dinner and Benefit Auction will be four-time Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion Eddie Lawson, Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion Kenny Roberts Junior, four-time AMA National Champion Bubba Shobert, AMA Grand National Champion Mert Lawwill, 2013 Pikes Peak Champion Carlin Dunne, former AMA Superbike standout Thad Wolff and international motorcycle racer and CoverGirl Shelina Moreda.

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