It happened on July 16, 2001 in Los Angeles, Califoria. News was leaked of a new motorcycle from the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and riders were invited to come see.....and I was there.
They lined the streets with Harley iron coming form miles around to see the new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
They filled the room celebrating the news and waited to see this mystery bike.
MC Steve Piehl called everyone to attention and lead the evening ceremony .

There beneath the black shroud ever so still like an unseen work of art the beast waited.
Willie G Davidson and Earl Werner ripped back the silken drape and there.......
The 2002 Harley-Davidson V-ROD was viewed for the first time by the public eye....and they screamed their approval!
Willie G spoke and they listened. He went over the entire bike with great care and detail.
Like proud parents Willie G and Earl posed for photos.....
I too was proud and happy for Willie G and the Motor Company.
THE V ROD