John Kocinski 1998 Honda Pons NSR500 Leathers

SOLD FOR: $2,100

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on September 7, 2021

Winner: r********t

Winning Bid: $2,000
Buyer Fee: $100
Total: $2,100

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PLEASE NOTE: Usually, our auctions have $100 bid increments. This auction will have $50 bid increments. Please contact us if you have any questions! The buyer’s fee will be reduced from our usual $250 minimum to $100 as well.

Additional photos of these Kocinski leathers are available here for your perusal.

John Kocinski had an incredible career racing motorcycles – he started strong by riding for Yamaha at the age of 17 and winning three straight AMA 250cc GP championships in a row between 1987 and 1989. Kocinski represented America very well on the international stage, winning the 250cc World GP Championship for Team Roberts with six pole positions and seven wins – on tracks he was competing on for the first time! He would go on to race in the 500cc World GP Championship as Wayne Rainey’s teammate, placing 4th overall in 1991 and 3rd overall in 1992. He also competed in the top tier of motorcycle road racing with Cagiva and Honda – bringing Cagiva their first dry-weather wins in that series with victories at the US GP in 1993 and the Australian GP in 1994. He placed 3rd overall in 1994, as well.

John competed in WSBK in 1996 and 1997 – the first year with Ducati (placing 3rd) and the second year with Honda on a RC45 (winning the championship). He then went back to MotoGP, competing with privateer Honda teams in 1998 (Pons Racing/Movistar) and 1999 (Kanemoto). The featured suit in this listing is from his 1998 season. You can find several photos of John wearing this suit here on Alamy.

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He retired from full-time racing in 2002, and in 2015 his incredible career was commemorated with his inclusion into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

The seller of this suit notes that it has not been crashed in, however a few patches have disappeared due to age.

Currently located in Madrid, Spain, this suit is offered on a Bill of Sale only. The seller estimates that shipping to the US will be approximately $100. Have any Kocinski stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

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Total Bids Placed: 14

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: r********t

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
r********t September 7, 2021 12:24 am PDT $2,000 Reserve
w*********3 September 7, 2021 12:24 am PDT $1,950 Auto
w*********3 September 4, 2021 3:39 pm PDT $1,900 Auto
r********t September 4, 2021 3:39 pm PDT $1,850
w*********3 September 4, 2021 1:20 pm PDT $1,750 Auto
r********t September 4, 2021 1:20 pm PDT $1,700
w*********3 September 4, 2021 1:20 pm PDT $1,550 Auto
r********t September 4, 2021 1:20 pm PDT $1,500
w*********3 September 4, 2021 12:17 pm PDT $1,250 Auto
v****r September 4, 2021 12:17 pm PDT $1,200
w*********3 September 3, 2021 6:11 am PDT $1,150 Auto
v****r September 3, 2021 6:11 am PDT $1,100
w*********3 September 1, 2021 8:30 am PDT $1,050
o******2 August 31, 2021 1:30 pm PDT $1,000
Auction started August 31, 2021 10:00 am PDT
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