Elvis Presley Harley-Davidson Bike Signature Series
By: Elvis Australia
Source: For Elvis Fans Only
February 27, 2007 - 10:15:00 AM
Retail price: $57,888, including a limited-edition painting and bronze sculpture featuring Elvis.
The Graceland/Harley Davidson logo features the two logo's of Harley Davidson and Graceland in the same font.
Harley Davidson Update
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Presley's passing, Rossmeyer is recreating the personalized 1957 Black Harley-Davidson FLH model that Presley once owned. With only 30 of these motorcycles being customized and individually serial numbered from one to 30, each motorcycle in the elite Elvis Presley Anniversary Bike Signature Series will capture Presley's passion for motorcycles. Although designed to replicate the 1957 model that Elvis owned and appearing as a classic custom vintage bike, the motorcycles will feature a 2007 Softail® chassis and drive train maintaining all of today's engineering and safety features.
Rossmeyer has also partnered with renowned Harley-Davidson® painter David Uhl and Harley-Davidson® sculptor Jeff Decker, who will be creating unique pieces that will be included in the purchase price of each of the Elvis Presley Anniversary Bikes. Each exclusive piece created by Uhl and Decker will be numbered from one to 30 and paired with the corresponding motorcycle. The Elvis Presley Anniversary Bike Signature Series will be unveiled at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee on April 22nd at the inaugural Elvis Rock 'n' Roll Ride for Life to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Bikes 2-24 of Signature Series will be offered for sale through the lottery system at the April 22nd ride in Memphis and will be sold for $58,815. In order to purchase one of the Elvis Presley Anniversary Bikes, interested parties must register for the April 22nd Elvis Rock 'n' Roll Ride for Life. Those who register for the ride will be chosen out of a lottery and contacted that day to determine their intent to purchase. Participants need not be present for the opportunity to purchase if selected in the lottery. To register for the Elvis Rock 'n' Roll Ride for Life benefiting the American Diabetes Association, call 901-682-8232 or 800-DIABETES ext. 3121.
Bikes 25-29 will be available for purchase at a later date. The bike numbered "1" (one) will be sold for $100,000, with $40,000 of that being donated to the American Diabetes Association. Bike number "30" (thirty) will be auctioned off in Memphis, TN on August 15th during Elvis Week, the annual celebration of Elvis' life and career
All of the Elvis Presley 30th Anniversary Signature Series Harley-Davidson Motorcycles will be delivered at the steps of Graceland® the morning of August 15, 2007 - the day before the 30th Anniversary of Elvis's passing. The purchase price also includes a two-night stay at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, a unique Graceland® Pre-Delivery Party on the evening of August 14th, and one round-trip ticket from within the continental U.S. to Memphis for the delivery experience.
Elvis & Harley-Davidson
Elvis could stroll to the garage and decide which motorbike to fire up for a ride. He had a choice. A vintage Harley Panhead or a Honda Dream, or perhaps a Triumph bike. Most likely it would be his favourite Harley-Davidson Dresser. "Most loved bike Elvis owned was the Harley Dessert. They were police-type bikes. Bigger and close to the ground just what Elvis loved," says Ron Elliot, the proprietor of SuperCycle, a Memphis motorbike shop that took care of all Elvis motorcycle business.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.