Cuomo’s Harley gets a makeover

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If you’re riding down the state Thruway and see a motorcyclist whose bike is decked out with the state flag, it might be Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo, a motorcycle enthusiast, asked “American Chopper” reality star Paul Teutul, Jr., to make over his Harley Davidson Electra Glide as part of a tourism exhibit. The flag, painted on the front of the bike, is actually different from the New York flag. With four stars, one in each corner, the symbol is the little-known “governor’s flag,” Cuomo said Wednesday after unveiling the bike at a news conference.

The exhibit, in the South Concourse under Empire State Plaza, also includes Teutul’s national award winner, a bike that bears a sign: “Made in New York.”

Cuomo said he rides his motorcycle when he’s not working — so, not very often.

“The motorcycle is about being a little incognito,” he told reporters after the news conference. “You put that helmet on, you put the glasses on — I thought there were a few minutes there where I wasn’t the governor.”

Cuomo described the specs of his bike:

“That bike is a relatively new bike; I’ve had it a couple of years,” he said. “It’s a cruising bike. It’s very comfortable for the passenger. And that’s what probably distinguishes it — and it’s very nice for a long ride. If you’re riding for several hours, normally, the vibrations and the wind get very fatiguing. That bike, it’s a heavy bike, it’s a cushioned bike, it has a windshield. So for a long ride, there’s nothing like it. So up and down the Thruway, that bike is much more comfortable — up and down the Taconic, that bike is much more comfortable.”

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  1. Oh!.. Give a Break! In A State where its Inhabitants are almost bearly making two ends meet feeding a “extended” Family of 4 People. . . The Head of State is showboating an Harley?. .

    Above all Its very offensive to observe the Honorable Governor’s rapt attention on the Motorbike in the Advertising Picture! How about Paying Some Attention and Respect to The Flag ( on the left) almost Pictured its Decoration touching the Ground. . . We must Respect it all times even over drooling over the Bike! I am very Sorry! But! The Flag of The United States must be Respectfully Maintained, when used in Such Pictures in The Press.

    With due Respect to Anyone, Including the Govornor. And, if I Had The Humb Humbling Honor of Serving as The Govornor of This State of This God’s Union, I will as always do Fly The Old Glory above the levels of feet above the levels of My Head as Pride could be!

    . . . but! Hey! This is My Country, My Home God Bless America

  2. OF COURSE IT WAS PAID FOR BY THE TAXPAYERS OF NEW YORK !!! AND HIS ARMED GUARDS THAT FOLLOW ALONG WITH HIME WHEN HE RIDES.
    AND I CAN’T CARRY MORE THAN 7 ROUNDS IN MY MAGAZINE !!!!
    GO FIGURE

  3. What about the Hutch on

    What a horrible thing to do. This guy is so caught up in the bogus celebrity image mindset that he believes this is proper! What a crock from our governor. His leather probably has the gold cufflinks also