H-D donates bikes to Haiti relief effort

Humanitarian efforts continue following Jan. 12 earthquake

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Feb. 02, 2010
Harley-Davidson is donating 28 new motorcycles to assist in relief efforts in Haiti.

The 28 Buell and Harley-Davidson motorcycles will first be shipped to the Motor Company’s Dominican Republic dealership organization MagnaMotors before being delivered to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti.

The motorcycles will be used by for disaster relief and stabilization efforts in the Caribbean nation. Haiti suffered an earthquake Jan. 12, and several countries and organizations have offered humanitarian aid. The donated motorcycles will later remain as a permanent donation to the government of Haiti.

“Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this devastating disaster in Haiti.” says Rod Copes, senior vice president of international sales, marketing and business development for Harley-Davidson. “As the relief and stabilization efforts continue, motorcycles can often offer a higher degree of maneuverability and access than other types of vehicles."”