Wayne Rooney Diamond Motorcycle for Auction at Bonhams
Black diamonds turn heads. The elegant gemstones look stunning in a cocktail ring, earrings, as a pendant and as part of a one-of-a-kind motorcycle. When twenty-one black diamonds are incorporated into a custom-made 2012 Lauge Jenson motorcycle designed by English soccer sensation Wayne Rooney, you have something truly spectacular and unique.
Wayne Rooney, player for Manchester United and England’s national team, collaborated with the Danish motorcycle manufacturer Lauge Jenson to create a sleek bike destined to please motorcycling and Manchester United fans. Rooney worked with Lauge Jenson to create a very special motorcycle that includes features designed by the 27-year-old forward. These features include:
- The 21 black diamonds plus a single white diamond that are encrusted onto the motorcycle’s special shift rod.
- A Wayne Rooney autographed No. 10 jersey that has been mounted and lacquer-sealed onto the motorcycle’s gas tank.
- Original artwork: the mudguard artwork is a celebration of Rooney’s “Best Goal” in 2011 that helped his Manchester United defeat Manchester City, clinching Manchester United’s 2011 Premiership title.
According to a Bonhams’ press release on January 18, 2013, Wayne Rooney remarked about his involvement with the bike’s design,
“The bike we have designed takes its inspiration from the celebration of my overhead kick against Manchester City last season…I was really excited to have the opportunity to be involved in the design of a unique ‘Wayne Rooney’ Lauge Jensen custom bike.”
On Wednesday, February 20, the custom motorcycle rolls out onto the block at Bonhams’ Sports Memorabilia auction in Chester, UK. Proceeds raised from the sale of the bike will benefit KidsAid, a Danish charity dedicated to helping children and young people affected by illness. KidsAid has been helping sick children for ten years and annually donates funds to support the children’s wards in area hospitals.
Barb H for Raymond Lee Jewelers, premiere fine jewelry and luxury watch boutique and buyer.