October 11, 2007 - - The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is excited to announced it will be exhibiting the “Bush Bike”, the motorcycle built by Desperado owner Jeff Nicklus for President George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign. The motorcycle will be delivered on Friday, October 12th at 10:00 am.
This one-of-a-kind, custom motorcycle bears the signature of the President of the United States, George W. Bush; First Lady Laura Bush; U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (TX); U.S. Senator John Cornyn (TX); Texas Governor Rick Perry; California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; Texas State Senator Tommy Williams; Ed Gillespie, Chairman of the Republican National Committee; David and Howard Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers Band; and builder Jeff Nicklus.
Nicklus used a 2005 model Jeff Nicklus Signature Series Desperado Motorcycle with a specialty built TP Engineering 124 cu. in., 145 hp polished motor; polished 6-speed transmission; chrome wheels in the shape of the “Lone Star” of the State of Texas; and is painted red, white and blue. The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of American is airbrushed on the tank, with the above signatures underneath.
The motorcycle was used by the RNC throughout the President’s 2004 re-election campaign. The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum is honored to be the first institution of its kind to exhibit the “Bush Bike” and the first place the public will have the opportunity to view it.
In the future the “Bush Bike” will be offered by the Nicklus Family to the Bush Library Foundation and be placed on permanent loan for display purposes at the Bush Presidential Library.
For further information contact the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum 605.347.2001.
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