Five road race bikes owned by Michael Jordan Motorsports will go to auction, January 12-14, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in the Las Vegas Premiere Motorcycle Auction.

The collection is being presented for auction by Upper Deck Authenticated, "The World's Greatest Memorabilia Company," which acquired the bikes directly from the Michael Jordan Motorsports team over the past eight years. These five bikes from the team's formative years will return to the limelight next month, joining the starting grid at Auctions America's Vegas sale.

"We're both honored and excited to have been entrusted with the presentation of these select Michael Jordan Motorsports team bikes for the first time at a public sale," said Donnie Gould, president of Auctions America by RM. "Each represents an important chapter in MJM's history and, in turn, presents an exclusive ownership opportunity for savvy collectors."

Leading the collection across the podium is the race-winning 2008 Suzuki GSX-R1000 that was used by the team in winning the 2008 AMA Superstock Series with Aaron Yates. It also features a Michael Jordan autograph.

The collection also features a Yamaha R1 that was ridden by Montez Stewart in the 2004 AMA Superstock Series.

"Upper Deck Authenticated prides itself on offering collectors the most premium and authentic collectibles in the market. We are pleased to provide five remarkable, unique, one-of- a-kind motorcycles from Michael Jordan Motorsports to the public for the first time and excited to be teaming up with Auctions America to offer the bikes at their debut Las Vegas sale," said Jason Masherah, vice president of marketing and business development of Upper Deck.

Additional highlights include:

- A 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000 ridden by Stewart during the second year of MJM and featuring detailed graphics of the Air Jordan XX shoe, inspired by Jordan's celebrated career; a gold-and-black 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 ridden by Jake Holden in MJM's third year and presented in the team's 2006 "Gold Medal" color theme signifying Jordan's achievements with Team USA in the ‘84 and ‘92 Olympic Games; anda royal blue-and-white 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 ridden by Holden during MJM's fourth year in the 2007 AMA Superstock class.

"These motorcycles dominated some of the toughest races in the Superstock and Superbike classes," added Gould. "Enthusiasts will appreciate the motorcycles' racing provenance and condition. They will not only amaze the crowd, they'll impress even the most ardent of motorcycle collectors."

The select bikes from the MJM racing stable join more than 400 collectible motorcycles expected to cross the block at Auctions America's debut Vegas sale next month. In addition to the auction, the multi-day event will include celebrity appearances and an exclusive seminar featuring motorcycle experts from across the country.

Full more information, visit www.auctionsamerica.com.

Road Racing News

By Cycle News Staff

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