Harley-Davidson Donating Motorcycles For Haiti Relief Efforts

cyrilhuzehelphaitiHarley-Davidson announced that it will donate 28 new Buell and Harley-Davidson motorcycles to assist with earthquake disaster relief and stabilization efforts in Haiti. The motorcycles will remain in Haiti as a permanent donation to the government. The motorcycles are being shipped from the Motor Company facilities to the Dominican Republic, where Harley-Davidson dealership organization MagnaMotors will facilitate direct delivery to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti. Harley-Davidson.

24 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Donating Motorcycles For Haiti Relief Efforts”

  1. 1 choppertom Feb 2nd, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    oh great, thats just what they need.

    a shiny new motorcycle to park beside the “home-sweet-cardboard-box”

    lets all give a big ole pat on the back to HD

  2. 2 1 DWB Feb 2nd, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    haiti received almost a billion $1,000,000,000 in the last 3 years WHERE DID IT GO ?

  3. 3 live2rideaglide Feb 2nd, 2010 at 4:51 pm


  4. 4 bikerspaceman Feb 2nd, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I’m sure Buells and H-D’s will be the perfect means of helping out the needy people in Haiti. Both bikes are well equiped for bad roads and such. What a joke!

  5. 5 Canajun Feb 2nd, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    This is just a way to clear excess inventory. If they really want to do something for Haiti they would create a special version (custom paint, maybe some extra chrome) of one of their most popular sellers, make 50 of them, and give them to Haitian relief charities to raffle off. That way they would leverage the value of the bikes 20- or 30-fold and a nice chunk of cash would be on it’s way to help them out.

  6. 6 fuji Feb 2nd, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    10 points to Harley for donating merchandise to Haiti.

    I guess that is better than looking at the photo of what I assumed was a dumpster full of Buell Blast on the internet.and those Buell Blast cubes.

    What a great idea that would have been if those bikes were donated to third world country’s.
    Instead of end tables for those that have everything. Just a thought.

    Minus 5 points to the fact that these bikes will eventually end in the hands of the Haitian government, no doubt this has all been well planed out.

    Come to think of it they deserve those bikes.

    Haiti’s past government is a long tail in corrupt Haitian leaders who have overthrown each other for power, greed and money and now donated Harley’s.

    One point that has been proven for those that regret that Buell no longer is, Few people want them and they eventually had to be given away.

    Stop beating the Buell drum and go buy a Ducati in whatever fashion and have a proven bike with some class. If you want to support Harley Davidson then buy a MV Agusta.

    If your ‘e going to keep crying do it over a bag of kitty litter. I saw Eric cry it was ugly hopefully this isn’t a habit that Buell owners have.

    Suck it up.

  7. 7 Chief Waldo Feb 2nd, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Good to see HD step up and do SOMETHING!
    Now it’s time for all the other motorcycle manufacturers out there.

  8. 8 4Cammer Feb 3rd, 2010 at 1:05 am

    HD should do what they know best and give them some T-shirts and Chinese made jackets.

  9. 9 Conrad Nicklus Feb 3rd, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Ok sooo….this is STUPID. Lets give them some brand new bikes (28 of them ) while their roads are torn to hell, debris is everywhere and most likely the shit is just going to be stolen/stripped the second they get the bikes….Sounds like just another publicity stunt by yet ANOTHER company to sound like they are compasionate for what has happened to Haiti.

  10. 10 FLAT TOP Feb 3rd, 2010 at 2:22 am

    4Crammer: That cracked me up !! ! LOL Its so funny cuz its TRUE… All Harley gear should be PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA… There prices in the store reflect that…

    Who over there at Guineas Land thought this was a great idea?….. I think one of the CPA’s did, as a fast tax write off. And it will be printed in the New York Times, H-D did a great thing Etc, Etc.. NYT so left wing and in bed with the Unions, this should be right up there alley.

    Mr, Nicklus,, so true !

    This whole thing is a white wash to drop H-D name and associate it with the tragedy in that country… Other than the WRONG reasons this whole thing about H-D giving to that country a JOKE ! ! ! ! !

    Just another dumb move from out beloved US motorcycle manufacture…… Others that have posted up ^^ have made some much better suggestions…..

    Why didn’t Harley just give an Est $560,000 to the Red Cross or other viable help agent ?

  11. 11 Boss Hawg Feb 3rd, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Boy oh boy oh boy….such negativity in times of need. Whatever you choose to say…a little bit of something is better than a whole lot of nothing. If any of you had the wherewithal you may just do the same in times of need and to balance your portfolios…

    Keep your heads up gents, I am sure a stripper will spin your your eyes as she passes by you at the diner while sipping your coffee and you will find something negative to say about her too…

    Boss Hawg

  12. 12 Choppperguy Feb 3rd, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Hey now Boss Hawg, lets leave strippers out of this.

  13. 13 99rk Feb 3rd, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I agree this was probably done for other reasons but at least SOMETHING was done by HD! I’d like to hear the same thing from our automotive and construction industries as well as International industries – JAP!

    …just no TOYs… can’t afford to bring the vehicles back to fix the ‘sticking’ gas pedal!

  14. 14 fuji Feb 3rd, 2010 at 11:50 am

    99rk :says
    can’t afford to bring the vehicles back to fix the ’sticking’ gas pedal!
    Just to keep the record straight Toyota outsource’s their gas peddles to two different company’s.

    Denso, who buy the way directly or indirectly manufactures parts for Harley Davidson and the auto industry and has several locations in the USA.

    CTS, is the second company which is an American company and it is their product that failed on the Toyota.

  15. 15 4Cammer Feb 3rd, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    fuji, why the Buell hate?

  16. 16 cwglide Feb 3rd, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I dont understand the point really? Sending motorcycles to a country that is divistated, and roads all messed up. Can you get gas there?? Is that equil to ruffly $225,000.00 worth of motorcycles? Better served if HD sent them tents with HD brand all over them. That would be more useful.

  17. 17 Benny McCall Feb 3rd, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    The aftermath of the quake and human suffering are devastating! Millions have lost everything – homes, food, jobs! For the next 12 months, the World Food Programme says 2 million people will need critical food assistance! If you want to help and learn more about the crisis response, go to: http://wfp.org/crisis/haiti> or you can text FRIENDS to 90999 to make a $5 donation.

  18. 18 fuji Feb 3rd, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    4Cammer : says
    fuji, why the Buell hate?
    Erik Buell is a genius, just ask him, he’ll let you know! That is another comment in so many words to the press.

    He may even tell you how his 1125 cc took on the 600 cc class and won the championship and wait until this next year when the 1125 R races in a class that is intended for street legal bikes.

    Have you ever seen a 1125 R that is street legal that would make it qualify as such and I do remember seeing where they were allowed to modify certain internal parts to compete when one of the competitors was disqualified and fined for doing the same. I don’t think so ! He did this already just by asking DMG [ Daytona Motor group ] if he could, special exception.

    If you want me to continue on I can get into the political BS of why DMG and the AMA let this occur just ask. The good word is that a couple of the goons that were in place” DMG ” have been removed but the rules are still intact. Many a racer would have withdrawn from racing but that is their passion. Typical ” Nascar style ” dictatorship.

    Actually he may do very well with the 1125 R for several of the big company’s have withdrawn sponsor money from Superbike in protest and are putting more interest in other places especially in FIM racing

    You see at one time I had respect for Eric and thought that he was a stand up guy and wasn’t of the cloth/fabric that is HD.

  19. 19 fuji Feb 3rd, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Your right I can go off the deep end some times.

  20. 20 Jeff Nicklus Feb 4th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I have an idea ….. If HD truly wants to make a difference why don’t they rehire all the Americans they laid off and send them to Haiti to help with the recovery effort and keep those friggin worthless ass bikes? Nah, that would make too much sense!

    Over & Out,


  21. 21 just my opinion Feb 4th, 2010 at 6:16 pm


    28 brand new buell’s to be sold by the Haitian government at less than half of retail.

  22. 22 Grey Beard Feb 6th, 2010 at 9:44 am

    F’n sweet, Ingenious idea……
    Not only do they get 28 new motorcycles, they can stack the 28 shipping crates and have condominiums !!!!

  23. 23 Brandon Feb 7th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    great idea for trying to help out. but like everyone else is saying do they realy need nice bikes fix up junkers and send them or sell the nice bikes and send them the profit.

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