Harley-Davidson Presents Pope Francis Two Motorcycles And A Leather Jacket.

pope-harley-davidsonpope-harley-davidson-bisDuring this week 110th Anniversary celebration in Rome, Italy Pope Francis was presented 2 Harleys and a leather jacket.

Great publicity for the Milwaukee manufacturer, but what the Pope is going to do with them?

I guess auctioning them fto benefit a catholic charity. Maybe the Vatican will send me a press release.

All week, Harley-Davidson is holding a series of events in Rome, culminating this Sunday with a blessing of about 1000 motorcycles during a ceremony at St. Peter’s Square. The entire length of Via Della Conciliazione, leading from St Peter’s Basilica to the River Tiber will be turned into a giant Harley-Davidson bike park.

 

Barnett Harley-Davidson

23 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Presents Pope Francis Two Motorcycles And A Leather Jacket.”


  1. 1 john reed Jun 14th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    what do you think about that Rodent

  2. 2 Rodent Jun 14th, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Nothing

  3. 3 Bud Jun 14th, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Pope-sickles come in pairs.

  4. 4 CafeSportyTC Jun 14th, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I bless this bike in the name of the bar , and the sheild , and the holy shifter

  5. 5 bigitch Jun 14th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    let’s see … there are priest molesting children and the pope does NOTHING but relocate them to some other place where they molest again. and the motor company gives him presents! what does that say about HD and social issues??
    did the give any presents of the same type to… budda? some bagwon? pat robertson or other holy roller?

  6. 6 spaz Jun 14th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Not even the Pope can help Harley compete with Victory and soon, Indian…

  7. 7 Rodent Jun 14th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    That’s why they’re sucking up to the pope, maybe he’ll pray for them!

  8. 8 Terence Tory Jun 14th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I haven’t got a strong opinion of the MoCo either way really.But giving “PEDO POSSE cmc” bikes to ride is a bit weird.The thought of a cardinal hitting the Lambrusco and doing burnouts in the Vatican is amusing though.

  9. 9 Fausto Jun 15th, 2013 at 6:45 am

    All the Pope needs now is to find that a hot tattooed nun with a nipple ring to hop on the back of his bike!

  10. 10 Doc Robinson Jun 15th, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Boy oh boy you guys are SO shortsighted. There are around 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world, which, in numbers is expressed as 1,200,000,000. Plus there are 85 million in North America alone. Even Bill Gates with all his money couldn’t buy favourable publicity like this. It is, by any logical analysis, a publicity coup bordering on genius.

  11. 11 Terence Tory Jun 15th, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Doc Robinson,so going by that logic the Mo Co should give The Aga Khan a bike that will only ride in one direction all the way to Mecca.There are nearly two billion Islamics.

  12. 12 bigitch Jun 15th, 2013 at 10:24 am

    doc robinson forgets that most of those 1.2 billion are so poor that they can’t afford to think about the motor company.
    the rich one already bought their bikes (remember RUBS) and are now selling them on E-Bay

  13. 13 izadore007 Jun 15th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Now i know for sure.Harley Davidson in PRO LIFE.

  14. 14 Doc Robinson Jun 15th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    “Most of those 1.2 billion are so poor that they can’t afford to think about the motor company.” WOW big itch, that’s the most awesome generalisation I have ever encountered. Terence I’ll let Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini know there might be a bike coming his way.

  15. 15 Terence Tory Jun 15th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    izadore007 ? Pro life ?The company that manufactures artillery shells? Say ten hail Willies and meet me in a little box next week.

  16. 16 Duke Jun 16th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Lots of places do a “blessing of the bikes” ceremony, and what bigger person to do so than the Pope, IN Rome, for the 110th? Its a fun product doing some fun PR, it makes sense.

    Sometimes I hate the internet…

  17. 17 morpion Jun 17th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    i hope the pope will pray for the ones who are putting down Harley-Davidson,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  18. 18 Terence Tory Jun 17th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    morpion:”Suffer the little children” ?

  19. 19 Blackmax Jun 17th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Maybe I don;t agree with the sentiment, but as a PR thing, it was outstanding !!!!
    Kudos to whomever at the Motor Co. for thinking this one up.
    Been on EVERY news wire in the world & we knew about it FIRST because of Cyril !!!!!
    The TRUE source for instant motorcycle industry news !!!!

  20. 20 Steve P Jun 17th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    HD…… Holy Diocese

  21. 21 nicker Jun 18th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    What would the world look like if the MoCo sold 1.2 billion Roman Catholics each a scooter….???

    That sort-a image makes customized Golf-karts look positively appealing……. :-(

    -nicker-.

  22. 22 Steve The Producer Johann Jun 20th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Puts a whole new meaning to the term Holly Rollers!

    From what I gather this is nothing new H-D has been doing this for a very long time.

    By the way I thought the Biker motto was “To each his own” if this is true then live it and don’t shoot a company down when they have something good happen to them just because it doesnt fit your mindset.

  23. 23 Lawrence Brand Jun 24th, 2013 at 3:37 am

    I don’t think the Pope’s white helmet is legal!

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