7/16/09

Easy Rider turns 40

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The Harley-Davidson Museum is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie “Easy Rider” with a special showcase featuring the “Captain America” chopper.



The Milwaukee, Wis. museum is displaying a replica of the modified Harley-Davidson FLH police bike ridden by Peter Fonda’s character “Captain America” Wyatt in the film, originally released in the U.S. on July 14, 1969.



There were two original “Captain America” motorcycles used in the production of the film. One was destroyed in the making of the movie and the other was lost. The replica on display was built in 1999 to mark the film’s 30th anniversary.

By Motorcycle.Com