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A resident of Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, inspects his 1950s Harley-Davidson which was washed away along with his home in the tsunami that followed the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck northeastern Japan on March 12.

Harley has donated $250,000 to relief efforts in Japan.

Photo: David Guttenfelder

  • Michael

    Big ups to that guy!

  • smoke4ndmears

    that’ll buff right out.

  • Barry

    ouch. *pat pat* Sorry man. At least it’s there and not at the bottom of the pacific.

  • JT Nesbitt

    That looks all too familiar. A lot of you probably don’t understand how excited that guy is right now. I remember when it happened to me, and what an anchor of hope it was when I found my old Harley amidst the rubble. It was a needed respite from the devastation and chaos, a rebuilding project that just one man can accomplish. — JT

  • Steve

    Some such things just give you hope and save your sanity in situations of overwhelming tragedy. Go rider!

    • dux

      Way more rewarding than rebuilding some shitty apartment anyways

  • Mr.Paynter

    I can imagine the sickening sadness mixed with relief.
    Does anyone else feel like Harley could have done better than that? Especially after reading about the CEO’s whopper of a bonus, couldn’t he shave a mil off and send it over?

    • dux

      I was thinking the board should shave it ALL OFF and sent it to Japan

    • HammSammich

      Eh, in all fairness, how many thousands of causes are out there, requesting money and attention from corporate giving programs? Undoubtedly, while HD is being criticized here for not giving enough to the Japanese relief efforts, they are probably being criticized elsewhere simultaneously by people who feel they should’nt be donating to Japanese relief efforts at the expense of causes at home in the US. There are plenty of things to complain about when it comes to HD, but I can’t really get down on them for this.