Sheffield motorcyclist aiming to raise £100,000 for charity with Top Gun bike raffle

Published on 22 January 2016 by Gill

A rider from Sheffield is looking to sell his restored Top Gun-inspired superbike and donate the proceeds to Stroke Association Support.

Jay McGreneghan bought a 1985 Kawasaki GPZ900R – the same type used by Tom Cruise in Top Gun - in 2012 to bring back memories of childhood and restore a passion for motorcycles. He is raising money in memory of his father who suffered from a serious stroke.

Kawasaki agreed in 2013 to help Jay restore the bike back to its former glory, aptly named ‘Fast Ninja’ to help people remember the signs of stroke: Facial weakness, Arms weakness, Speech difficulty and Time to call 999.

Jay told the Sheffield Star: “My dad’s passion for motorcycles inspired me to find a way for him to still make a difference in the world through me, by raising stroke awareness.

“Hopefully, I will help save one or two lives while raising awareness for Stroke Association Support.”

The raffle is taking place online with tickets selling for £1. Take part by visiting www.raffleplayer.com/strokekawasaki