• Oct 31, 2006
The crown prince of Dubai has already pledged to give ex-F1 racer Michael Schumacher his own man-made island called "The World", so what other man-made gift can top that as a retirement present? The Ferrari Clienti, a group of folks who buy and race classic and late model Ferrari competition cars, doesn't count any crown princes among its members, but it did manage to scrape up enough coin to commission for Schumacher his very own custom built Harley Davidson. The appropriately colored motor bike was given to Schumacher at a Clienti event at Monza and will join the 7-time World Champion's bike collection that spans multiple continents and already includes a few Harleys. We're not very well versed in two-wheel culture, so lacking any concrete info we can't tell you much more about the bike, though any readers who can shed more light on the custom creation are welcome to in the comments.

[Source: Winding Road]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Correction...he's being given ONE island out of 'The World' group of manmade islands.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Look for red boxes on your street with label "Send to Schumacher".
      • 8 Years Ago
      Can't consider this a Harley (although HD would like the advertising). It's a hardtail frame and many custom parts that Harley doesn't offer. I think the term "custom bike" would fit better and not rile the folks that do have Harley's.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Now everyone wants to give Schumacher something to be reminded as the person who gave a gift to the best pilot, heheheeheh.

      It would be fun to see Schumacher riding this bike though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I believe this bike was built by the Garage Company (http://garagecompany.com) in L.A. They make some beautiful bobbers. Check out their about link to see more of their customer motorcycles.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bernie, you may consider a few deep breath. Where is the connection between F1 pilots and the AIDS crisis in Africa?

      Is it because he has money?

      Lots of people have lots of money. Better than people, countries have even more money?

      But still, where is the connection?

      My turn to try:

      "It's disgusting european soccer players are paid so much while the polar ice cap is melting due to global warming and green house effect."

      Another one? Another one:

      "Wow, I can't stand Paris Hilton being so rich wny the ozone layer is being killed!"

      Shame on us? What?

      Tool.


      In other news, I think all Schumacker deserves is a kick in the shin for being so good at pushing other racers off the track, and making it look like it's not his fault.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Average age of Harley buyer:54. When the fat-ass boomers start dying off, so will Harley's market. Have you ever heard anyone under 30 lusting after a hog? Actually when the fat-ass boomers start dying off the world will be so much better. No more bald-headed, goatee-sporting, Tommy Bahama-wearing 'tards driving in the left lane at 65 in their black GMC Yukon Denalis towing their precious Harleys on a trailer. Rant over.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I echo the comments of Big Al. It is ironic that the gift you would give a man who made his mark by racing the forefront of technology, a piece of crap Harley. These things have all the sophistication of an anvil. Hey why don't they throw in a casio LED watch to boot?
      • 8 Years Ago
      If anyone needed evidence of the over the top celebrity mania our culture has devolved into, they need look no further than this sad story. Michael is no question one of the best drivers ever. But he has made MILLIONS and MILLIONS in salary doing what he loves.

      So the fabulously wealthy fall all over themselves to turn their backs on genocide in the Sudan, the AIDS crisis, the war on terrorism and the hundreds of millions without any access to healthcare so they can suck up to a superstar who can afford anything he wants.

      Shame on us.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow. This custom Harley almost doesn't look just like every other custom Harley.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I really like the looks of this custom bike over those other "custom choppers" that will look as outdated as Oakley razor sunglasses in another 5 years.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's a shame they didn't use a Ducati powerplant
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