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Harley-Davidson To Place Tsunami Bike into Its Museum Collection

May 28 2012, 1:00pm CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

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Harley-Davidson To Place Tsunami Bike into Its Museum Collection
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Battered bike to be a museum piece and

Some areas of Japan are still recovering from the tsunami that hit in 2011. The tsunami was an undeniable tragedy leading to a nuclear disaster at a nuclear plant in the coastal area and the loss of thousands of lives. One of the most amazing things to me that came out of the tsunami was the discovery of a rusted and battered Harley-Davidson motorcycle 4000 miles from Japan that was lost in the tsunami.

The owner the motorcycle stored it in an insulated cargo container and the cargo container showed up a year later and 4000 miles from home on the shore of the beach on a British Columbia island called Graham Island. Harley-Davidson offered to ship the motorcycle back to its owner in Japan, but the owner instead asked that the motorcycle be placed in the Harley-Davidson Museum as an homage to those that lost their lives in the disaster.

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