Captain America Rides a Harley-Davidson WLA Motorcyle in New Movie
Posted on July 9, 2011
Captain American rides a Harley-Davidson WLA motorcycle in the Marvel film, Captain America: The First Avenger, which arrives in theaters on July 22. The film stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America). Harley-Davidson collaborated with Marvel Studios to create five motorcycles for the film, which traces Captain America's origins as a World War II era Super Hero who rode a military motorcycle as a means of transportation. Three bikes were used in the film for riding and stunts, and two were reserved for a scene in which Captain America lifts a motorcycle over his head at a USO appearance.
During World War II, Harley-Davidson manufactured and sent about 90,000 WLA motorcycles overseas to support the war effort. Harley says the motorcycle was known as the "Liberator" by U.S. Service Men and Women.
Harley-Davidson has created a H-D Free the World promotion to celebrate the launch of the movie. The promotion features two grand prizes where one U.S. military member and one non-military member will win the opportunity to work with Marvel and Harley-Davidson to customize their own new Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom motorcycle.