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Harley-Davidson: November 19 Newsline

Harley News

Following is the latest in Harley-Davidson news, from famed “Biggest Loser” star Jillian Michaels V-Rod to military-themed holiday gifts to a charity V-Ro.

Jillian Michaels’ Custom V-Rod Muscle

Fitness trainer Jillian Michaels recently took possession of a customized Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle designed in collaboration between Michaels and the staff of the Motor Company’s Willie G. Davidson Styling Studio.

The blacked-out Muscle features polished engine cases with orange highlights and custom seat, radiator shroud, rear fender, exhaust, and Reactor wheels. Michaels, star of NBC’s Biggest Loser and Losing it with Jillian, is a lifelong motorcyclist and has partnered recently with Harley-Davidson to promote motorcycle riding to women.

Harley-Davidson Military-Themed Holiday Gift with Purchase

Now through late December, Harley-Davidson customers who make a qualifying purchase will receive a unique shadow box collectible gift that tells the story of the 1942 WLA military motorcycle and the significance of Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the lives and war experiences of American service people.

Featuring original artwork reproduced from archive materials found in the Harley-Davidson Museum, each piece is packaged in a gift box that includes a complimentary Harley-Davidson Museum ticket.

The $75 value gift is a free with a purchase of $300 or more on Harley-Davidson MotorClothes merchandise, Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories, Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts or Official Licensed Products during the promotion, which runs through December 24, 2010.

H-D Spain to Auction Custom V-Rod for Charity

On December 21, Harley-Davidson Spain will auction off a one-of-a-kind VRSCDX Night Rod Special designed by Custo Barcelona in support of the charitable foundation San Juan de Dios, to expand the resources of its children’s hospital in Sierra Leone.

The Harley Custo, a humanitarian project created this year by Harley-Davidson and the designer of the Custo Barcelona brand, will be auctioned off at the Balclis Auction House in Barcelona.

Adapted from a Night Rod Special, the Harley Custo was born of the joint work between designer Custo Dalmau and Ferry Clot, a motorcycle designer and builder and two-time world champion in customization.

Bidding begins at the starting price of the standard model, 20,450 euros. The Harley Custo will be displayed at Balclis beginning Dec. 13, or may be viewed at the company’s web site at

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