Harley-Davidson has donated a customised electric LiveWire motorcycle autographed by the Davidson family to be auctioned to raise funds for the United Way Worldwide COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.
The special edition LiveWire also has custom paint and carbonfibre accessories including screen, tail and tank trim.
It is being auctioned online at bonhams.com with auction fees waived. The auction ends on Tuesday 26 May 2020 at 4pm (EST).
The custom LiveWire is #500 of 500 “First Strike” edition LiveWires.
These are specially numbered versions created to celebrate the first 500 units produced of Harley-Davidson’s first production electric motorcycle.
“The Harley-Davidson design team created the custom paint and graphics on this motorcycle to accentuate the natural forms of the LiveWire,” Bekefy says.
“It’s a stunning motorcycle that is truly one of a kind.”
While the auction is available for participants from around the world, the motorcycle can only be registered and retained in the US.
The winning bidder and their guest will take part in an exclusive delivery experience and “behind-the-scenes” Harley-Davidson tour.
This private, hosted experience will include a tour of the Willie G. Davidson Product Development Centre and an archival tour of the Harley-Davidson Museum.
Harley-Davidson museum in Milwaukee
United Way to recovery
United Way’s mission is to aid those on the frontlines and those who are affected by this crisis around the world.
Harley spokesman Jon Bekefy says the company is a “longtime partner of the United Way”.
“(We are) inspired by their continued resilience in this crisis,” he says.
“Harley-Davidson is honoured to play a small part in the relief effort to inspire our community around the world about the open road ahead.”