Eastgate Harley Davidson leases motorcycles to sheriff’s department

Harley Davidson Eastgate has leased two brand new motorcycles to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office for one dollar per year each.

The $25,000 motorcycles were presented to Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg and Chief Deputy Rick Combs by Harley Davidson Sales Manger Bob Bacon at the dealership’s annual open house July 29.

According to Sheriff Rodenberg, one of the many benefits of providing motorcycles to police officers is increased maneuverability.

“The officers on motorcycles may be able to get places where patrol cruisers cannot reach,” he said. “The response time to car accidents would be significantly reduced. Motorcycles can weave through traffic and travel much faster.”

The Harley Davidson Electre Glide motorcycles have a top speed of about 160 mph and generate around 70 horsepower.

The motorcycles were leased to the the Sheriff’s Office for one dollar a year and there is an option for a second year at the same price.

“The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office is one of the first law enforcement agencies in Clermont County to participate in Harley Davidson’s law enforcement motorcycle lease program,” said Bacon. “Miami Township has also leased two motorcycles from us. It is with great pleasure that we present these beautiful new motorcycles to Sheriff Rodenberg today.”

“We wanted the presentation to coincide with our open house to show that we care about the community,” said Bacon. “Harley Davidson supports law enforcement in the county and this is our small way of giving back.”

Sheriff Rodenberg said that the annual one dollar a year lease must surely be the bargain of the century.

“We are thrilled and grateful for the efforts made here today by Harley Davidson,” he said.

The open house included complimentary hamburgers, soda, music, and discount prices on all merchandise in the Harley Davidson store.