Owned by Sully Erna of the rock band Godsmack
1998 Harley-Davidson Softail Custom
Every self-respecting rock star needs a motorcycle, and Sully Erna, founder and frontman for the heavy metal band Godsmack, definitely qualifies. Formed in 1996 the band, described by Rolling Stone as "hard as nails and cranked to 11," has sold more than 15 million albums to date. Godsmack has released five studio albums, three of which went to number one on the Billboard 200 charts. The band also has 19 top ten hits, including 15 songs in the top five, was named Billboard's Rock Artist of the Year in 2001 and has received four Grammy nominations. Erna is lead vocalist and primary songwriter but also fills in on guitar, harmonica and drums.
Erna, a rider since age 14, owns three motorcycles, including a radical $100,000 chopper featured in the band's video "Speak." This milder, more rideable custom started out as a stock 1998 Heritage Softail complete with windshield and saddlebags, but has gone through three major styling makeovers over the years to arrive at the high-barred custom seen here, much more appropriate as a rocker's ride.
- Please note that the frame and engine numbers for this motorcycle are 1HD1BJL49WY051220, and BJLW051220 respectively.