Owned by Matt Sorum of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver
2008 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Custom
Frame no. 1HD1JD5168Y012238
Rock drummers don't get much more hard-hitting than Matt Sorum. Four seven years, from 1990-97, he laid down the beat for Guns N' Roses, one of the all-time great groups, mixing punk, blues, heavy metal and hard rock to sell some 100 million albums worldwide. He joined the band after original drummer Steven Adler was fired. Lead man Axl Rose credits Sorum with saving the band at this very difficult time, pretty heady stuff for a one-time percussionist in the Mission Viejo (California) High School marching band. Sorum gained national attention in 1988 backing up-and-coming singer Tori Amos, then in '89 became touring drummer for The Cult. Guns N' Roses came calling a year later. Predictably, a disagreement with the volatile Rose led to Sorum's departure in '97. In 2002 Sorum joined up with fellow ex-GN'R bandmates Slash and bassist Duff McKagan to form the super-group Velvet Revolver. Their single "Slither" was named Best Hard Rock Performance at the 2005 Grammy Awards.
While Sorum has more radical customs in his garage, the bike on offer here is a milder, rider-quality 2008 Heritage Softail. It runs a hopped-up motor, aftermarket exhaust pipes and slightly lowered suspension, but is fully road-ready, showing just 2000 miles from new.
- Please note that the engine number for this motorcycle is JD58012238