By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com
Willie G. Davidson, the grandson of company co-founder William A. Davidson, retires today from Harley-Davidson after a half-century of designing motorcycles. Rick Barrett of the “Journal Sentinel” in Milwaukee spoke with the 78-year-old Davidson on Saturday about his career and his accomplishments, among them the Super Glide model that came out in 1971 and which was the company’s first attempt at a factory custom. The story is posted here. Davidson will continue to be an ambassador for the brand.
The stars of “American Pickers,” Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, were in Lewiston, PA yesterday and Wolfe ended up spending $11,500 on a 1950 Harley-Davidson. “The Sentinel” has the story here.
We’ve all heard the phrase “ride hard” but the line has a different meaning for a California man who is suing BMW and seat-maker Corbin-Pacific. He claims that a four-hour ride on his 1993 Beemer in May 2010 gave him “a sever case of priapism.” The Courthouse News Service has the story here.