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July 3, 2011

Leather Harley


Why stop at the seat?

That's what a Japanese company thought when it began making an all-leather Harley-Davidson motorcycle (above and below), now on display in Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson Museum.

"The chopper... took 20 craftspeople from a Japanese company specializing in leather products more than two years to complete."

Wrote Mary-Liz Shaw in a June 9, 2011 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article, "The bike is a ¾-scale replica made entirely of leather, including wheels, frame, headlight, spark plug boots, chain, fuel valve, even the tools in the tool bag."

Weird harley-892823508_v2.grid-6x2

The special exhibit "Collection X: Weird Wild Wonders of the Harley-Davidson Museum," which includes the leather chopper, will be on display through August 21, 2011 at the museum in my home town of Milwaukee.

[via Carrie Antlfinger]

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