This story begins towards the end of March when rider Brandon Jenkins was an innocent bystander when a wanted suspect fleeing police near Phoenix, Ariz., tried to steal his motorcycle. Jenkins fought back and when the suspect fled, they ran over his motorcycle, causing major damage.
This incident was covered in full by Clutch and Chrome on March 28th.
But the motorcycling community is a tight knit group. Community is a large part of the experience of riding a motorcycle, and when a member of that community is wronged, people hear about it, fast. Last week, On Saturday, Kawasaki surprised Jenkins with the news that he would receive a new Ninja ZX-6R, and he picked up the motorcycle at Kelly’s Kawasaki yesterday in Mesa, Ariz.
Following through with that promise, Kawasaki has given a new 2016 Ninja ZX-6R sportbike to Army Veteran Brandon Jenkins after his bike was destroyed by a suspect fleeing police.
“The passion for riding is something we all hold deep inside of us and when we heard Brandon’s story I knew we had to help him,” said Kawasaki Vice President, Marketing Chris Brull. “All motorcycle enthusiasts look out for one another and when the Motorcycle Industry Council and AIMExpo reached out to us with his story, I knew that we could help Brandon.”