The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is selling tickets for its 2008 raffle of a hard-to-find 1982 Harley Davidson "Sturgis" motorcycle.
The bike is unusual for several reasons, including the fact that the "Sturgis" was designed by Willie G. Davidson. Although considered a "custom," these motorcycles were actually built as a production bike by Harley-Davidson, rather than being customized by someone else after production. Sturgis Motorcycle Museum board member Dave Davis says the raffle winner will own a piece of Harley history.
"The Harley Davidson 'Sturgis' motorcycles built in 1980 through 1982 were the first from the company to utilize a twin belt drive," Davis says. "These bikes also became the production test model for what would become the FXR from Harley Davidson, and the company used unique color combinations on the ?Sturgis? bikes that were never used again." Davis also pointed out that the motorcycle that's up for raffle has very low miles and original paint.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, a nonprofit, holds an annual raffle to support the museum. Tickets for the raffle are offered at $10 each or $25 for three tickets and are available at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame at 999 Main St. in Sturgis, S.D., or from the museum's website. The winning ticket will be drawn Aug. 9, during the annual Sturgis Rally.
For more information contact the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum (605)347-2001.