Michael Jordan had always been a fan of motorcycles and riding them, so much so that NBA made him agree that he would no longer ride motorcycles after signing his first contract with the league. Perhaps that is why Michael switched over to driving Ferraris throughout the rest of his career. However, despite not riding motorcycles himself, MJ’s passion for them and motorsports did not wane and he ended up founding his own motorcycle team in 2004. It took him just five weeks to establish the Jordan Motorsports team. While the Air Jordan 4 “Motorsports” has already arrived, the Air Jordan 4 “Alternate Motorsports” is on its way too.
Michael Jordan handpicked Pete Mauhar, a veteran racing team manager, as the manager of his motorcycle team. Soon after its creation, the Jordan Motorsports team even competed in the 2004 Daytona 505 race. In fact, the team had not yet even been officially announced when it participated in the event. Mark Smith, Nike’s Nike’s VP for Design, was the one who came up with the motorcycle and motorcycle suit designs for the team, which caught everyone’s attention. A number of exclusively Air Jordan retro colorways were also designed for the team, including the Air Jordan 4 and Air Jordan 6 “Motorsports.”
The Air Jordan 4 “Alternate Motorsports” is also being referred to as the “Game Royal” and the “Soar Blue” colorway. In terms of its color scheme, it really is quite contrasting and the opposite of the Air Jordan 4 “Motorsports.” Instead of clean White-colored uppers, its leather uppers are dressed up predominantly in sleek Black, while it still sports Grey-, Royal Blue- and White-colored detailing to match the Jordan Motorsports team’s official color scheme. Some may even compare it to the Air Jordan 4 “Black/Cement,” with the Red having been replaced with Blue.
The Air Jordan 4 “Motorsports” has already made its retail debut not too long ago on March 25th. However, the Air Jordan 4 “Alternate Motorsports” will not hit the shelves so soon, rather it is scheduled to retail at a price of $190 on June 17th, 2017.
Air Jordan 4 “Alternate Motorsports”
Black/Game Royal-Matte Silver-White
Global Release Date: June 17th, 2017
308497-006 | $190