Sturgis-winning Harley-Davidson comes to Manchester

Published: 01 August 2011

This is Strike II, one of the winners at last year’s world custom bike building championship at Sturgis, which is now making it’s first public UK appearance at special Harley exhibition in Manchester.

Built by Shaw Harley-Davidson of Sussex the ‘40s-style ‘Speedster’ is based on a 2010 Crossbones and features a hand-made rear fender, special petrol tank, 1940s style handlebars and custom paint.

It’s the latest machine to go on show at the Customising, Culture and Harley-Davidson exhibition at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester which currently features over 30 customized motorcycles from around the world.

Shaw’s Steve Willis said: “Winning at the Sturgis World Custom event was a great accolade for us, particularly as it was the first year we entered. We’re delighted to feature in the world premiere of the Customising, Culture & Harley-Davidson exhibition, which spans over 100 years of this iconic motorcycle, so we really have gone down in history!”

The exhibition runs till the 11th of September, tickets cost £8 for an Adult, £2 for children, (under 5s go free), other concessions also available.

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