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Harley-Davidson Named Official Provider of Motorcycles to The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

3 February 2000

Harley-Davidson Named Official Provider of Motorcycles to The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
    MILWAUKEE, Feb. 2 -- In addition to the roar of cheering fans
from around the world, the rumble of Harley-Davidson motorcycles
will also be heard during the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
Harley-Davidson will provide its world-class motorcycles to escort
Torchbearers during the Torch Relay, and for use during the Olympic Games.
    "The Olympic Games share a lot of the same qualities as the
Harley-Davidson brand:  adventure, individualism and freedom," explained John
Hevey, Vice President, Asia Pacific and Latin America.  "We are proud to be
the Official Provider of Motorcycles to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games because
we are impressed by the spirit of freedom and the commitment to excellence
displayed by the athletes during the Games."
    During the Torch Relay, members of the Australian Police Force will escort
10,000 Torchbearers on four specially designed Harley-Davidson police Road
King(R) motorcycles, a model which is an example of our completely redesigned,
new generation of motorcycles.  The Relay will arrive in Australia on June 8,
last for 100 days and cover more than 16,000 kilometers of Australia's rugged
    "The Torch Relay will pass within one hours' drive of 85 percent of the
Australian population as it progresses towards the Olympic Stadium for the
Opening Ceremony," explained Hevey.  "This will be a great opportunity for
Harley-Davidson to demonstrate the strength and durability of our products,
which have been a part of Australian history for more than 80 years. The
customized Harley-Davidson motorcycles for the Olympic Games and Torch Relay
will stand as a visual reminder of the beauty and strength that both the
Olympic Games and our brand represent."
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company for Harley-Davidson Motor
Company, Buell Motorcycle Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle
manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and offers a complete line of
motorcycle parts, accessories, apparel, and general merchandise.  Buell
Motorcycle Company produces sport and sport-touring motorcycles.
Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. provides wholesale and retail
financing, insurance and credit card programs to Harley-Davidson dealers and
    The company is represented in Australia by three independent distributors:
NF Importers; Peter V. Stevens Importers; and Morgan & Wacker.