One heavily modified Harley-Davidson Tri Glide trike will lead a dozen side car-equipped Electra Glides in a V-shaped formation that guides the presidential inauguration parade on January 20th. The Tri Glide and Electra Glides were sourced by Harley-Davidson of Frederick, and the dealership modified the $29,999 trike with radio brackets, flag mounts and other items that bumped the price to $35,000. The dealership has supplied bikes for the past five inauguration parades, and owner Mike Vantucci says "The police officers who will get these are really excited."
Each Harley underwent 40 hours of mods in order to be prepped for inaugural duty, and will be utilized by Washington DC Metro Police when they're done with their presidential proceedings. For specs and photos of the civilian version of the trike, check out our 2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Photo Gallery.*
* An earlier version of this story indicated that a dozen Tri-Glides will lead the parade, but it has been amended with the correct information.
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