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Spirit Harley-Davidson(R) Provides Hottest Item at Annual Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Fund Raiser

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 6, 2004 -- Spirit Harley-Davidson's accelerating 2005 VRSCA V-Rod(R) motorcycle was the hottest ticket item to be auctioned off at the annual Children's Hospital Bonsai Bash on Friday, October 1 at Heinz Field going for $100,000.

"We're thrilled to be able to help raise money for such a great cause," said Honey Lentz, General Manager of Spirit Harley-Davidson. "We are ongoing supporters of Children's Hospital, and as parents, are so fortunate to have such outstanding children's medical care in our community."

From a corporate standpoint, this is one of the largest donations ever raised from a Harley-Davidson bike. "A few years ago, Jay Leno autographed a Harley that also sold for a huge dollar amount," said Lentz.

The 2005 V-Rod comes in nine glittering paint shades, with a silver-leaf coating for the aluminum hydro-formed frame, and a new stiffer rear axle. The auctioned motorcycle was vivid Black. "The original V-Rod recipe keeps getting sweeter every year," said Lentz.

About Spirit Harley-Davidson

For as much as Spirit Harley-Davidson, Inc. is a thriving business in Pittsburgh, it's more accurately a thriving family business. Owners Terry and Donna Sanford have built Spirit from the ground up, and today, are one of the most respected Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealers in the country. As the official Pittsburgh dealership, Spirit Harley-Davidson is home to the Pittsburgh H.O.G. chapter, and provides a busy schedule of social events and activities to support the community that is the true spirit of Harley-Davidson.