Company offers reward for stolen Harley-Davidson

A motorcycle and exotic car rental company in Waipouli had a brand new motorcycle stolen from its storage shed last Friday night.

The Kaua’i Police Department is continuing to investigate the theft.

The Harley-Davidson 2002 silver Fatboy stolen from Hawaiian Riders is worth $22,000. Police were called Saturday morning when the shed was found broken into and the motorcycle missing.

Hawaiian Riders general manager Jim Bergantino runs three stores on Maui and two on Kaua’i. The motorcycle is covered by the company’s insurance, but Bergantino says he’s hopeful they’ll get it back before having to make an insurance claim.

There are three things that could have happened to the bike, Bergantino contended: it could have been “chopped up” and its parts sold, shipped off the island or driven over a cliff.

Bergantino is offering a $500 cash reward to the person who tells them where the motorcycle is and the parties involved.

The motorcycle was stolen two days before last Sunday’s poker run celebrating the 100th anniversary of Harley-Davidson. Riders are traveling throughout the state this month to participate in the events, which included the Kaua’i run.

Hawaiian Riders has had several thefts in the past three months on Kaua’i. A Jeep was stolen from its Kapa’a store, driven away from the property in broad daylight. The Po’ipu store had four “Zap” motorized bicycles, one Fisher mountain bike and one cruiser bicycle stolen from a storage shed. The Jeep was later found parked in the parking lot of Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

“We’ve really got a pretty good rapport with the people around town, and I hope we don’t have somebody who’s after us,” he said.

Those who have information may call 822-5409 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 7 days a week. The identity of anyone who calls will be kept anonymous.

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