by Ron Olsen

Working Reporter

February 20, 2010

In what may be a first, a move is underway to make Harley-Davidson, Wisconsin’s official state motorcycle. Harley, is a Wisconsin-based company.

SB-394, “…designates the Harley-Davidson as the Wisconsin state motorcycle and requires the Wisconsin Blue
Book to include that information.”

A push is also underway in the state assembly, with AB-596.

However, as an old friend used to say, “You can’t do anything without goring somebody’s ox.” In this case, the ox appears to be peace and quiet vs. the famous Harley roar. The group “Noise Free America” is opposing the bill. “The noise frightens and intimidates people,” George Atwood of Milton said.