words // Brandon Richard
Are you looking for new ways to rev up your Jordan Collection? There aren't many cooler pieces you can add than an official race bike from the Michael Jordan Motorsports team. Five different bikes will officially be auctioned of at January's Las Vegas Premier Motorcycle Auction, including makes from Yamaha and Suzuki that date as far back as 2004.
What makes these bikes special is that they each feature a tie-in to elements of Michael Jordan's historic career and/or legendary sneaker line. There's a 2004 Yamaha YZFR1 done in a University Blue color scheme to salute Jordan's Carolina background from the team's inaugural season; a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000 is decked out with Air Jordan XX-style graphics; the 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 carries a "Gold Medal" theme, inspired by MJ's Olympic Gold Medal wins in 1984 and 1992; a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 features a white and blue color scheme that was also used on the "MJ Motorsports" Air Jordan 4; the 2008 Suzuki GSX-R1000 pulls its look from the "Titanium" Air Jordan XX3 Premier. Riders of these bikes include Montez Steward, Jake Holden, Aaron Yates and Geoff May.
The Las Vegas Premier Motorcycle Auction will take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino from January 12-14, 2012. Take a closer look at each Upper Deck Authenticated bike here.