Happy Birthday Elvis!

Harley-Davidson exhibit now on display

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1956 Harley-Davidson KHBorn on January 8th, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis Aaron Presley would have been 75 years ago today if he was still alive today.  As a tribute to “The King” of Rock and Roll, the Harley-Davidson Museum has created a special exhibit, expanding on the semi-permanent collection from Elvis that has been on display since the museum was opened in 2008.

The bill of sale, insurance, and registration papers for the 1956 Harley-Davidson KH pictured above will be on display along with the motorcycle that was owned by Elvis and the Graceland Museum has loaned some rare photos for the occasion.

Along with Cadillac’s, Elvis had a passion for motorcycles but especially loved his Hogs and rode Harley’s in many of his films, including Roustabout (1964), Viva Las Vegas (1964), Clambake (1967) and Stay Away Joe (1968).

The exhibit will run from January 7th to the 31st, click here for more information.

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  • http://none Elmore Frank Brown Jr

    I just want to know which motorcycle are good and most people buy? Is honda rebel good motorcycle? I need to find a motorcycyl for my height because I am 5’3” tall. And which bike most girls like?

  • Michael Falke

    Excuse me but I remember the movie Roustabout (1964) and in it Elvis rode a Honda 305 Super Hawk, not a Harley. I cannot vouch for the other movies but I know this as a fact.

  • http://laruetx.com/moto Alan LaRue

    What’s a shame is that the ’56 KH and the original Sportster looked more modern than the current Sportster. Give me one of these, except with a single shock in the rear, a 5.5 gal gas tank, and under 500 lbs, then I’ll buy a Harley!