Do It for the Children - Feature

See the Gregg’s CBR250R at the show, buy a ticket, win it.

Gregg's Customs Honda CBR250R - Do It for the Children

Gregg's Customs Honda CBR250R - Do It for the Children

This year's_ Cycle World_/Ride for Kids bike to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation really does combine a few of our favorite things. Put together by Gregg DesJardins of Gregg's Customs, this one starts out as the excellent little Honda CBR250R, loses a little bodywork, gains some cool bits, including CRG mirrors, and Dunlop tires, and winds up being a dirt-track-inspired street urchin/scrambler that looks like it would be right at home almost anywhere.

Sportchrome (www.sportchrome.com) helped manage the project and contributed design work and paint, which, along with custom graphics, was applied by ColorZone Designs (www.colorzonedesigns.com). DesJardins himself took on the task of making the front numberplate and sidecovers from aluminum, with the "toroidal" shape of the little CBR's speedo used as a theme throughout the bike.

Performance Machine wheels and brakes for a pre-2K Harley were close to the axle size and hub width of the CBR250R’s, so DesJardins performed a little machining to hubs and rear sprocket to make them work. Then it was time to fabricate a radial-mount front-caliper bracket and a rear one, mount gauges to triple-clamp, remove unnecessary tabs and brackets, attach a custom LeoVince exhaust and about a hundred more details…

And if the CBR's too rich for your blood, behind door Number Two we have a Honda Ruckus completely artistically fortified by master moto-artisan Troy Lee. Both bikes will be on display at all the Progressive Motorcycle Shows across the U.S. and will be won by two lucky entrants following a drawing to be held in May. If you can't make it to a show, go to www.rideforkids.com to make a donation and/or enter to win.

Gregg's Customs Honda CBR250R - Do It for the Children

Gregg's Customs Honda CBR250R - Do It for the Children

Gregg's Customs Honda CBR250R - Do It for the Children

Gregg's Customs Honda CBR250R - Do It for the Children

Honda Ruckus - Do It for the Children

Honda Ruckus - Do It for the Children