Jay Leno auctions his Star VMAX for $120K to benefit Bailey's Café

Backstage Video

Photography by Courtesy Of Yamaha

Friend of the magazine and former Motorcyclist of the Year Jay Leno has a heart that's even bigger than his motorcycle collection, which numbers 85 bikes. Make that 84 bikes, actually, after Leno sold his 2010 Star VMAX at the Barrett-Jackson collector auction in Las Vegas last October. The bike, which was customized by noted bike builder Jeff Palhegyi, was auctioned off to benefit Bailey's Cafe, an afterschool children's arts program in Brooklyn run by Leno's friend, Stephanie Siegal. Leno attended the auction in person, and his on-stage banter helped auctioneers bring an astounding $120,000 hammer price. Every last cent went directly to Bailey's Cafe, as Barrett-Jackson also waived any buyer and seller fees. You can find out more about Bailey's Cafe at www.baileyscafe.org, and see a behind-the-scenes video of the auction itself, complete with vintage pics of Leno from the early 80s and even a cameo of our editor, Brian Catterson, right here now:

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