New Harley-Davidson commemorates Navy’s newest Littoral Combat Ship

Posted at 10:53 AM, Nov 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-19 10:53:54-05

Harley-Davidson has partnered with Lockheed Martin to commemorate the commissioning of the Navy's newest Littoral Combat Ship, the USS Milwaukee.

The famed motorcycle company, which was founded in Milwaukee, has designed a one-of-a-kind motorcycle to honor the Navy as part of a year-long campaign to support the National Military Family Association.

Harley-Davidson Chief Stylist Ray Drea designed the bike, drawing inspiration from touring the shipyard where the Lockheed Martin-led industry team builds the new ship. The design also honors historic WWII-era Harley-Davidson motorcycles to model some of the authentic Navy and military custom details.

The bike will be auctioned off for money to support the charity. It will ultimately help the NMFA provide scholarships for military spouses, host camps for kids who have parents serving on long deployments and help families reconnect after their loved one returns home.

The Milwaukee is scheduled to be commissioned on Saturday in Milwaukee. The ship will be homeported in San Diego.