John Hopkins 2006 Rizla Suzuki Leathers

SOLD FOR: $3,000

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

Sold on May 12, 2023

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John “Hopper” Hopkins made his start in motorcycle racing motocross and minibikes as a child. Upon signing with the WCM RedBull Yamaha team in 2002, he became the youngest professional rider on the MotoGP circuit.

Arguably more impressive, though, was his resolve on the bike. Many fans regarded him as one of the most exciting and fearless riders amongst his generation. Despite breaking nearly every bone in his body (twice), suffering a life-threatening brain bleed, and losing a finger, Hopper continued to get back on the bike until a crash finally forced him to retire at 35.

In addition to racing MotoGP, Hopkins also competed in the AMA and British Superbike Championships. He made history as the first American to win a British Superbike race and came with 0.006 seconds of winning the title.

This was the racing suit Hopkins wore while riding for Team Rizla Suzuki during the 2006 MotoGP season. He finished fourth in China and Catalunya that year and ended the Championship in 10th overall.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), these leathers are offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any Hopper stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 11

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: w*********3

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $3,000 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
w*********3 May 18, 2023 8:01 am PDT $1,550 Auto
j**a May 18, 2023 8:01 am PDT $1,500
w*********3 May 18, 2023 7:55 am PDT $1,050 Auto
a*****6 May 18, 2023 7:55 am PDT $1,000
w*********3 May 16, 2023 8:59 am PDT $875 Auto
j*b May 16, 2023 8:59 am PDT $775
w*********3 May 12, 2023 3:23 pm PDT $600
l**n May 12, 2023 3:23 pm PDT $500 Auto
l**n May 11, 2023 3:58 pm PDT $350 Auto
2********n May 11, 2023 3:58 pm PDT $250
l**n May 11, 2023 2:38 pm PDT $1
Auction started May 11, 2023 9:39 am PDT
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