Sunday, May 27, 2012

UPDATED: Update on Japanese Harley

So it seems this motorcycle isn’t going to be returned to its Japanese owner after all.  According to this story (link) the owner wants the bike to be displayed at the H-D Museum as a tribute to those who lost so much during the tsunami that hit Japan last year.
"I would be delighted if it could be preserved in its current condition and exhibited to the many visitors to the Harley-Davidson Museum as a memorial to a tragedy that claimed thousands of lives," Yokoyama said.
A classy move.
Japanese Harley 2(Photo: The Sunday Province)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

UPDATE: Japanese Harley washes up on BC coast.

Further to this story, the owner has been located in Japan. Although he survived he lost his home and several family members in the tsunami, so finding his motorcycle washed up on a BC shore was pretty special.
Even more special, Harley-Davidson, through a local dealer and its offices in Japan, have undertaken to have the bike returned to Japan where it will be refurbished and returned to its owner.
Awesome!
For more on this story: http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Canada/BC/1258521056/ID=2229792507

Japanese-Harley4
Photo: Peter Mark/CBC

UPDATE: Japanese Harley washes up on BC coast

Further to this story, the owner has been located in Japan. Although he survived he lost his home and several family members in the tsunami, so finding his motorcycle washed up on a BC shore was pretty special.
Even more special, Harley-Davidson, through a local dealer and its offices in Japan, have undertaken to have the bike returned to Japan where it will be refurbished and returned to its owner.
Awesome!
For more on this story: http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Canada/BC/1258521056/ID=2229792507
Japanese Harley
Photo: Peter Mark/CBC