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Tsunami hit Harley Davidson Motorcycle arrives at their Museum in Milwaukee


The 2004 Harley Davidson FXSRB Softail Night Train belonging to Ikuo Yokoyama of Miyagi braved the tsunami that struck northern Japan last year. The motorcycle drifted on the back of a cube van across the Pacific Ocean and came to rest 3100 miles away where it was discovered intact with its Japanese license plate, off the coast of British Columbia by Peter Mark.

Harley Davidson offered to have the bike restored and returned to its rightful owner. Yokoyama turned down their offer and requested that the motorbike be displayed at Harley Davidson museum in memory of the natural disaster, earthquake and tsunami that caused havoc and devastation across northern Japan.

Yokoyama lost his home and three family members and currently lives in temporary housing. He feels that the washed up motorcycle complete with rust and grime when at the Harley Museum is a fitting tribute to the torment suffered back home. The Harley Museum is situated in Milwaukee and is open through the week from 10 am to 6 pm except on Thursdays when it is open till 8 pm.


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Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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