Submarine-Decal Motorcycle Kicks Off Submarine Commissioning

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A custom-made motorcycle is in New London to help kick off the commissioning of a new Navy attack submarine.

The 2018 Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle pays homage to both the attack submarine USS South Dakota, which will be commissioned in Groton on Saturday, and the battleship USS South Dakota – one of the most decorated battleships of World War II. The Day reports the bike was on display Thursday night at the official kickoff event for the commissioning.
The event drew a crowd of about 700, including the crew of the South Dakota. Harley-Davidson donated he bike and plans to keep it in shape for the next 30 years.
Eventually, officials plan to place the bike in a South Dakota museum for permanent display.

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