Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Holy Harley

A classic motorcycle is being auctioned in Paris on February 7th. The 1,585cc Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide (IMAGE ABOVE) was gifted in honor of the brand's 100th anniversary. The recipient? Pope Francis, who has added his signature "Francesco." The bike is expected to fetch as much as $20,000 (€15,000) and the proceeds will be donated to Catholic charity Caritas Roma for renovations of a hostel and soup kitchen in Rome. It's unclear if the pontiff ever took the bike for a spin, but he is known for his low-key modes of transportation, often refusing to ride in the popemobile so he can interact with the faithful. Ben Walker, head of motorcycles at Bonhams auction house, comments, "I suspect that it will [have] a very limited mileage."

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