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Monday, September 6, 2010

Billy Joel's Motorcycle as ART & ICON


Billy Joel's MOTORCYCLE As Art and Icon

VVH-TV Reporter Debbie Tuma interviews Billy Joel at the Christy Center in Sag Harbor.
20th Century Cycles is a collaboration between Billy Joel and Lighthouse Harley-Davidson. The concept is to pay homage to the heritage and legacy of the American Icon that is the Harley-Davidson® motorcycle brand with over 100 years in continuous operation.

In 2005, Billy Joel approached Lighthouse Harley-Davidson about doing a retro look to the new Harley-Davidson® Sportster® model he had just purchased. Billys collaboration with Rob Schneider, owner of Lighthouse Harley-Davidson and Bill Blackford, the General Manager, turned out a bike that turned heads everywhere Billy went.

Soon after the completion and success of his Sportster®, Billy decided to try his hand at one more this time with a 2005 HD® Springer® Classic. The result, a 1940s Knucklehead look that even the old-timers thought was real vintage iron. The response to these two creations was so overwhelming that Billy and Rob decided to put these and 2 other models into production as pre-packaged, fully accessorized Harley-Davidson® bikes.

Lighthouse Harley-Davidson will be offering these models for sale. Each one will come with a Letter of Authenticity signed by the Piano-Man himself, certifying that they are unique re-creations that include many of the accessories and hand fabricated parts that went into Billys own bikes.

It doesnt end thereBilly and Rob will be exploring other models that would be good retro versions to expand the line-up. We like to think of these bikes as new rides with classic pride.

For More information contact. 20thCC.com or LighthouseHD.Com

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