Elvis' Harley

The King's wheels

Posted: 16 August 2012
by Visordown
Elvis Presley paid $903 for his Harley-Davidson KH in 1956

Today (August 16) it's exactly 35 years since Elvis died (or didn't, depending on your beliefs on the matter) so we thought we'd mark the moment with this – Elvis Presley's own 1956 Harley-Davidson.

Elvis is so inextricably linked to Harleys that he's even become subject of an endlessly-circulating internet myth. You know, the one where a guy finds an old Harley for a few bucks, starts to restore it and discovers an 'Elvis' inscription under the seat. He goes on to sell it for a fortune to Harley, or Jay Leno, or whoever the bike-loving millionaire of the moment might be.

No, that story isn't true (although it's been published as fact more than once in the past). But this picture really is Elvis' Harley – a 1956 KH that he bought in Memphis for $903, just as he was on the verge of superstardom. How do we know it's real? Because it lives in Harley-Davidson's museum, along with an impeccable paper-trail of provenance including the original receipt.

Elvis owned countless Harleys over the years. He used to give them away to friends and acquaintances. So one day, maybe, that old myth will happen for real...

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Elvis bought a lot of triumph bonneville's as well

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 23:08

Damn, that looks familiar. OH yeah, that's because my dad bought a 1956 Harley Davidson KHK brand new back in the day...........and still has it. He even still rode it up to a couple of years ago.

Posted: 18/08/2012 at 10:00

If that fat twat bought a bike, avoid it like the plague. This dope died on the toilet and knew zero about anything never mind bikes. Pull the chain Elvis and don't bother us any more.

Posted: 18/08/2012 at 10:13

hail hail

Posted: 18/08/2012 at 16:39

1956? Are you sure? Haven't you mixed up the publicity photos of a 2013 FLFLHFFLGHGXKX Sporty(TM) Fat(TM) Blob(TM) Nightynight(TM) Kustom(TM) Xcrescence(TM)?

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 22:33

Imagine that - just going around giving away harleys - a mixed blessing I know but its the thought that counts, eh?
However he ended up he is still The King.

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 16:26

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