Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide Led Inauguration ParadeMon, 02 Feb 2009
While at the time, most of the attention was on President Barack Obama, motorcycle enthusiasts would have surely noticed the one-of-a-kind 2009 Harley-Davidson Police concept Tri-Glide Ultra Classic which led the inauguration parade to the White House on January 20th.
Lieutenant Scott Fear, Commander of the U.S. Park Police Motor Unit, led a dozen side car-equipped Electra Glides in a formation riding the heavily modified Trike, which was sourced by Harley-Davidson of Frederick.
The modified Electra Glides allegedly underwent 40 hours of labor in order to be ready for inauguration duty. They will be utilized by Washington DC Metro Police now that the presidential proceedings have ended.
The dealership has supplied bikes for the past five inauguration parades, and owner Mike Vantucci says “The police officers who will get these are really excited.”
By Dustin Woods
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