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Pope’s Motorcycle Sells for $327,000

February 9, 2014

Pope's Motorcycle Sells for $327,000

Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide motorcycle owned by Pope Francis sold for $327,000 at an auction in Paris. That’s 20 times it’s estimated value. A leather jacket also donated by His Holiness sold for $68,000. Proceeds will go to a charity hostel and soup kitchen in Rome.

Note: You’ll find slightly different sale prices reported by different news outlets. The media, unlike the Pope, are not infallible.


The Pope’s Harley

January 31, 2014

The Pope's Harley

Last June His Holiness Pope Francis was presented with a customized 1,585cc Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide by the manufacturer to to mark the motorcycle brand’s 110th anniversary. The Holy Hog will be auctioned by Bonhams in Paris on February 6th and proceeds will go the toward renovation of a hostel and soup kitchen run by Caritas Roma.

You may recall that Pope Francis doesn’t like to use the “Popemobile” limousines and drives himself around Vatican City in a secondhand Renault 4L. After he auctions off the Harley, maybe he can find himself a nice used Vespa.

Actually, H-D gave the Pope a leather Harley jacket (not the one pictured above) and that’s on the block, too.


Religious New Year

September 7, 2010

Religious New Year

Millions of devout Americans celebrate the Religious New Year this week.

Not Rosh Hashanah. Not Enkutatash. Not Bestu Varas. Not Fashion Week.

It’s NFL Kickoff Week.

 “This then is the sporting equivalent of Holy Week, the start of another season.” — Michael Wilbon.

 “Football: America’s national religion,” Chad Gibbs, Washington Post blog.


 Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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