Pope’s Harley-Davidson Fetches $329,000 at Auction

02/09/2014 @ 5:58 pm, by Aakash Desai5 COMMENTS

Popes Harley Davidson Fetches $329,000 at Auction pope harley davidson auction 635x423

Ever heard of Guardian Bells? They are these little novelty bells that you affix to your motorcycle to ward off “Evil Road Spirits.” You know, because nothing terrifies demonic spirits more than a little tinkle from the back end of your v-twin.

Well whoever was the marketing “genius” behind the Guardian Bell has nothing on the hustle of Pope Francis. The current leader of the Catholic Church, and champion of the oppressed and downtrodden, recently sent his signed 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide to auction along with its companion leather jacket.

So what is a papal-blessed cruiser worth? The bike and jacket sold for roughly $329,000 at auction in Paris at the Bonhams auction house.

If you think that’s expensive, consider that this is probably the holiest hog in the world (it’s still not kosher or halal though). It has been reported that proceeds from the auction will go towards restoring a homeless hostel and soup kitchen in Rome.

Before you go hunting for Google images, no, the Pope never did ride the bike. Maybe chrome or 45° v-twin heads just aren’t his thing? I see him more as a Honda Cub kind of guy though, being a populist and all that.

Source: UPI

Comment:

  1. crshnbrn says:

    An air-cooled Harley is a 45-degree v-twin.

    “It has been reported that proceeds from the auction will go towards restoring a homeless hostel and soup kitchen in Rome. At least it wasn’t used as a down payment on Russian nuclear weapons.

  2. Thanks for the heads up. We’ll make the correction.

  3. Ass Fault N Rubba says:

    Im sure whoever bought it made absolutely none of their money on the backs of others hard labor… soo nice of them.. Another Holy BS Relic making the rounds…

  4. V2win says:

    Here’s the complete and interesting story of “The Legend of the Bell”–

    http://www.helmetsetc.com/legend-bell.asp

    [I've also heard that the bell notifies the nearest Harley dealer that a Brother is coming in for parts and repairs. ] ;-))

  5. Tom says:

    Figures that the Pope would drive a Harley. It needs a whole lot of prayer from the guy with a direct line to God to keep it running!