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JANUARY, 2008 - - The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is now selling tickets for its 2008 raffle of a hard-to-find 1982 Harley Davidson “Sturgis” motorcycle. This motorcycle is unusual for a number of reasons, including the fact that the “Sturgis” was designed by Willie G. Davidson. Although considered a “custom,” these motorcycles were actually built as a production bike by Harley Davidson, rather than being customized by someone else after production. 
Sturgis Motorcycle Museum board member Dave Davis says the winner of this raffle will certainly own a piece of Harley history. Davis said, “The Harley Davidson “Sturgis” motorcycles built in 1980 through 1982 were the first from the company to utilize a twin belt drive. These bikes also became the production test model for what would become the FXR from Harley Davidson, and the company used unique color combinations on the “Sturgis” bikes that were never used again. ” Davis also pointed out that the motorcycle that’s up for raffle has very low miles and original paint.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, holds an annual raffle to support the museum. Tickets for the raffle are being offered at $10 each or $25 for three tickets. Tickets are available for purchase at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame at 999 Main Street in Sturgis, SD or online at the museum’s website at The winner of this year’s raffle will be drawn during the annual Sturgis Rally on Saturday, August 9th.
For more information contact the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum 605.347.2001.
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