Charitable Scoots: Solo Katana Construct Raises 1000’s for Charity

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The UK’s Nationwide Bike Museum has simply seen hundreds of {dollars} raised for the MS Society UK charity – and it’s all due to a fee construct of an outdated 1982 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana

The report from MCN states that the builder – a person by the identify of John Martin and the founding father of Air Cooled Suzuki (ACS) – had simply seen his spouse identified with a number of sclerosis.

John and Florence Martin. Media sourced from the MS Society.

Decided to do justice to the construct, Martin discovered a donor bike for £750, and with the assistance of Suzuki GB (who, by its Classic Components Programme, donated a number of recent parts, out there from inventory) sourced components from everywhere in the UK to complete the challenge. 

A 1982 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana, restored by John Martin in support of his wife, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Media sourced from the Charity Katana Raffle.
A 1982 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana, restored by John Martin in assist of his spouse, identified with A number of Sclerosis. Media sourced from the Charity Katana Raffle.

The tip outcome was auctioned off for a really good £12,650, of which 100% has gone to the A number of Sclerosis Society UK

As for the bike herself, she’s purportedly change into fairly common, with a memorable outing that includes a sure TV presenter by the identify of Henry Cole (from ITV4’s The Motorcycle Present), out for a scoot on the factor. 

A 1982 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana, restored by John Martin in support of his wife, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Media sourced from the Charity Katana Raffle.
A 1982 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana, restored by John Martin in assist of his spouse, identified with A number of Sclerosis. Media sourced from the Charity Katana Raffle.

“My spouse Florence is struggling with Major Progressive MS – there isn’t any remedy or treatment for it in the meanwhile,” admits Martin within the report. 

“But, she retains a optimistic angle and finds the time to lift cash for the MS Society charity. She has managed to put in writing a e-book and have it revealed.”

“I figured if she will do that while she’s struggling, I can absolutely do one thing to assist.”

A 1982 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana, restored by John Martin in support of his wife, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Media sourced from the Charity Katana Raffle.
A 1982 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana, restored by John Martin in assist of his spouse, identified with A number of Sclerosis. Media sourced from the Charity Katana Raffle.

Sadly, Martin’s premature passing in November of 2021 has now left the legacy bookended. It’s as much as the great individuals of our motorcycling group to proceed John and Florence’s efforts, that they’re by no means forgotten. 

Sourced parts for the 1982 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana, restored by John Martin in support of his wife, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Media sourced from MCN./
Sourced components for the 1982 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana, restored by John Martin in assist of his spouse, identified with A number of Sclerosis. Media sourced from M

Be sure you assist the A number of Sclerosis Society UK by visiting their web site and donating to the trigger

Drop a remark under letting us know what you assume, and as ever – keep protected on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from the MS Society, MCN and the Charity Katana Raffle*

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