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Posted on 16 Mar 2011 in Best Of The Web | 0 comments


So Japan is in pretty serious trouble right now. We all know that. The humanitarian need is huge and thankfully, people everywhere are finding ways to help. One way motorcycle fans can help is through MOTO FOR JAPAN. It’s simply a pass-through for donations to the Red Cross, but it’s got a great message behind it beyond simply reaching out to help your fellow human beings. Motorcycles wouldn’t be what they are without the people of Japan. Greg Hatton and Jon Bekefy, the project’s founders, put it this way:

As motorcyclists and employees in the industry, we’re both incredibly aware of our debt to Japan. We love the sport of motorcycle racing, we’ve long earned a living in this industry, and we ride bikes built in Japan. The Japanese people have contributed to our passions and our livelihoods, and we believe, both as motorcyclists and regular humans, that we have an obligation to aid and assist them in this time of disaster and terrible loss.

Whether you’re a rider, a racer, an industry employee, or a fan of any of the Big Four, this is your opportunity to give back to one of the most important nation-contributors of all things riding and racing.

So if you haven’t supported the relief efforts yet, this is a great way to get involved.