Saturday afternoon, a one of a kind Harley-Davidson Street Glide was revealed, reflecting the unique connection between South Dakota’s impressive motorcycle culture and military influence.
The bike was donated by Harley-Davidson and customized by an outstanding airbrush artist from South Dakota, Mickey Harris alongside J&L Harley-Davidson. The paint job reflects commemoration of the BB 57, a WWII battleship, and in addition – as a representation of the future, the creation of the USS Dakota nuclear submarine, both of them carrying the state’s name.
The project is a joint effort between Harley-Davidson and the Submarine South Dakota Commissioning Committee, and both sides agree it is a match made in heaven.
“We’re really excited about it because this is going to continue Harley Davidson’s longstanding support of the United States Military and also South Dakota’s great motorcycling heritage,” said Leah Whaley, district manager for the Harley Davidson Motor Company, Black Hills Fox reports.
“It represents just the relationship between Harley Davidson and the commissioning committee for the submarine SD. My understanding is that there’s no other relationship like this at all, this is kind of the one and only, and we’re so proud to be associated with Harley Davidson,” said Wiley Cress, retired Navy Commander and member of the South Dakota Submarine Commissioning Committee.
The motorcycle will be on display at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and available for any USS South Dakota Crew member to check out and take it for a spin over the next three decades.
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Source: Black Hills Fox