Motorcycle.com has published a list of the 5 most patriotic motorcycles. We agree with the opinions and add our own to the mix.
Colin Edward, the Texas Tornado, who won the World Superbike Championship twice, sports a most nationalistic ride. Decked out in red, white and blue from his helmet to his shoes, his bike sported the national colors in a blur as he sped past in the 2008 U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Retired since 2014, Colin continues on as a factory test driver.
Nick Hayden, the Kentucky Kid, won the MotoGP World Championship in 2006. Two years later he joined the Ducati team and was gifted a beautiful American flag paint job for his Desmosedici GP9.
The founder of Erik Buell Racing, and an American leader in the motorcycle industry, Erik advocated “ concepts such as mass centralization, low unsprung weight and using the frame itself to house fuel.” Buell’s company, the Buell Motorcycle Company, between the years of 2003-2009 was a subsidiary of Harley Davidson. After Harley Davidson separated from the business arrangement, Buell created ‘Erik Buell Racing’. The 1190RS exhibits a “American Flag paint scheme that was displayed at the Infineon Raceway round of theAMA Superbike Championship”.
Easily the coolest bike ever, the Easy Rider sharing its name with the epic motorcycle movie from 1960 starring Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda, displays a gorgeous American flag paint job on the helmet as well as the body. With “ape-hanger handlebars, upswept exhausts, peanut gas tank and 42-degree rake, the Captain America motorcycle is the epitome of the chopper esthetic.”
“Based on a Kawasaki KLR650, the M1030M1 is retrofitted to run on diesel or JP-8 jet fuel, the same fuel used to power tanks.” The Kawasaki M1030M1 was welcomed in 2005 by the U.S. Marine Corps for its unique attributes: handling across rough terrain, fuel modification and fuel economy. Thus, the MOST patriotic bike is the one which helps our soldiers in their missions.
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