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100-year-old Harley-Davidson travels cross-country to honor WWI soldiers

Posted at 4:55 PM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 17:55:28-04

A hundred-year-old Harley Davidson motorcycle is traveling across America.

The bike, named "Bony" after Bony, France, where the American Soldiers who fought with French Allies in WWI were buried, is making a 5,000-mile trip across the U.S. 

Bony's two riders, Oliver Touron and Christophe de Goulaine, stopped in Milwaukee at the Harley Davidson Museum. The men say they had to stop in Milwaukee because it's Bony's birthplace.  

Touron and de Goulaine found the WWI bike in France and spend months refurbishing it. After which, the two decided to give it a drive of a lifetime in America. 

This long trek started in Mobile, Ala. and de Goulaine says they plan to drive Bony along Route 66 in California before the trip is over.

This stop in Wisconsin is even more special because of the 100th year anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Wisconsin soldier, Roy Holtz, was the first "Yank" that went into Germany on a Harley Davidson Bike that looks just like Bony. 

The bike won't be in Milwaukee for long. If you haven't got a chance to see it already, Thursday from 5 until 9 p.m. Bony will be on display for Bike Night at the Harley Museum. To follow the story after Bony leaves, check out their Facebook Page.