Doug Henry Benefit Auction

Scottsdale, AZ – There are only a couple of days left to bid on an exciting eBay auction for Doug Henry.

Dunlop Tires commissioned Graves Motorsports to create a one-off custom Yamaha FZ1 fitted with the all-new Roadsmart tires. The bike was created by well-known racing entity Graves Motorsports and is being auctioned off for the benefit of multi-time national motocross champion Doug Henry. Doug suffered an injury during a Supermoto race in 2007, and is now fighting back to overcome partial paralysis.  

“Building this bike is a real labor of love for me,” says Chuck Graves, President, Graves Motorsports Inc. “I’m proud to be able to do something to assist Doug in his recovery, and I also enjoyed creating a bike that I would personally love to own for street riding.”

Graves outfitted the FZ1 with a modified crankshaft, cylinder head, transmission and slipper clutch from a Yamaha R1, plus a tuned Graves exhaust system, Dynojet Power Commander and a race-style speed-shifter setup. Premium Öhlins suspension components grace front and rear, with a specially valved, fully adjustable Type 46 rear shock and a Road & Track Front Fork delivering a plush ride plus unparalleled control. Radial-mount front brakes with 320mm rotors replace the standard items, and adjustable foot pegs, Pro Taper Henry-bend handlebar and Öhlins steering damper add to the package. A sharp eye will detect numerous other detail changes that clean up the bike’s profile, giving it more of a naked bike look, and custom paint, Marchesini wheels and Dunlop Roadsmart tires round out the package—all of which will go to the highest bidder.

“It is truly a privilege for Dunlop to take part in this project on behalf of Doug Henry,” said Dunlop Vice President Mike Buckley. “Doug is a genuine hero and a racing legend in our motorcycling community, and we are honored to lend him and his family our support as we give them our best wishes.”  Hurry and bid today and don’t let this great bike get away!

The Road 2 Recovery, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit Foundation, was created to provide financial assistance to AMA licensed professional Motocross Supercross racers in the event they sustain career ending injuries, as well as providing motivational, emotional and spiritual support to the individuals and their families.