The tsunami motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson that washed up in Canada after being swept by the Japanese tsunami last year, will be preserved in the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If you haven’t read the story, Harley-Davidson offered the owner Ikuo Yokoyama to restore the bike and return it to him. But instead, Yokoyama said he wanted the bike “to be preserved in its current condition and exhibited to the many visitors to the Harley-Davidson Museum as a memorial to a tragedy that claimed thousands of lives.”
Harley-Davidson offered to fly Yokoyama to the States to visit the museum and meet Peter Mark, the person who found the tsunami motorcycle (2004 FXSTB Softail Night Train). Yokoyama, who’s still rebuilding his life after the disaster, said he would like to do so “when things have calmed down.” He wants to meet with Mark to say thank you. The tsunami motorcycle is currently in an HD dealership in Vancouver, and plans for its transportation to the museum in Milwaukee are being made.