Yamaha Donates Star Bolt To True American Heroes Auction Hosted By Kenny Roberts

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

In support of the Yamaha True American Heroes Weekend–the fundraising event taking place this weekend at Kenny Roberts’ legendary ranch in Modesto, California–Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., has donated a 2014 Star Bolt to the Benefit Auction that is a featured event during the weekend. The announcement was made by Bob Starr, General Manager of Communications for Yamaha’s Motorsports Group. Our own Kevin Duke made it out to the event in 2012, where he had the chance to ride with some of the sport’s biggest legends. Read about his experience here.

According to Starr, “During last year’s True American Heroes Weekend, Yamaha had a Star Bolt on hand, and Kenny took a spirited ride around his flat track on the bike [just check out the photo above!]. He liked the Bolt so much that he wanted to give people a chance to bid on one during this year’s auction. We were happy to accommodate him and contribute to Welcome Home Heroes.”

Set to commence right after the True American Heroes Benefit Dinner next Friday night, May 9, Justin Trick from Mulrooney Auction Company will conduct the live auction right at King Kenny’s ranch to benefit Welcome Home Heroes.

Along with the brand-new Star Bolt donated by Yamaha, other items up for bid include Team Roberts memorabilia, other signed racing-related items, and lots of additional motorsports merchandise.

About Welcome Home Heroes

Welcome Home Heroes is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation organized to provide assistance to local Central California veterans of the U.S. military in their transition from active duty to private life. Last year, the True American Heroes Dinner and Cpl. Michael D. Anderson, Jr. Memorial Ride raised nearly $50,000. Visit TrueAmericanHero.org for more information.

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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