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The Harley hearse, people die for a ride

A German man says people are dying for a ride in the sidecar of one of his Harleys, literally.

Joerg Grossmann said Friday that his prototype hearse for die-hard bikers who want to ride until the very end, a special sidecar fitted to his motorcycle, made its first funeral run last month.

The original's a Kawasaki but the 48-year-old from near Frankfurt says 10 of his patented Harley hearses, each costing about $78,000, are currently being assembled and will be ready later this year.

He's counting on 1,000 bookings per year in Germany alone at $1,600 each, compared to $300 for a normal hearse, and he already has a contract in Switzerland and he's in talks elsewhere.

He says people are really excited about the Harley hearse: "It's something special."

The Canadian Press
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