A motorbike devoted to Johnny Cash painted black to reflect the singer’s famous dress code and sporting an oil tank in the shape of his guitar has been revealed in Manchester.
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The Get Rhythm beauty, a customized 2004 Harley-Davidson named after Cash’s 1956 hit about beating the blues through music, will take its place among other two-wheeled dynamos in a roster from the classic brand at the Museum of Science and Industry’s Customising, Culture & Harley-Davidson bonanza (see our picture special).
It features a “sleek and understated” black paint job, an oil tank in the design of Cash’s Gibson guitar, a custom leather seat, vintage fuel tank and a v-twin engine designed to emanate a rhythmic hum.
“For me, the creation of a Johnny Cash tribute bike was quite simple,” says owner and Cash fanatic Julian Grindall.
“It’s about the love of motorcycles – especially Harley-Davidson – and the music of an iconic performer and song writer.
“The title of the bike was an obvious choice. This great song describes the rhythm of the shoe shine boy betting the blues and the rhythm of the bike perfectly.”
Get Rhythm will be on display until the end of June as part of a rolling monthly range of bikes from Sussex outlet Shaw Speed and Custom.