When I was 10 years old I got the throttle stuck on a mini-bike borrowed from my Uncle Bruce and launched myself over a curb and smacked my chin on the handlebars, requiring nine stitches. That was the ignoble beginning and end of my dreams of ever being an Evel Knievel-like daredevil or ever owning a motorcycle.
For those of you of a more daring, reckless nature who love superheroes, Harley-Davidson has heard your cries, and if you live to ride, one of these awesome iron horses may be in your future.
Marvel is teaming up with Harley-Davidson to create a line of 25 customized street bikes themed after your favorite Marvel superheroes, like Thor, Ant-Man, Black Widow, The Punisher, Captain America, The Hulk, Ghost Rider, Spider-Gwen, Drax, Black Panther, The Hulk, Wasp and even Thanos and Ultron. But don't rush out to buy some new leathers and a helmet unless you plan to immigrate to the Southern Hemisphere or already call these eligible countries your home.
These macho motorcycles are available as one-time contest giveaways from select Harley dealerships in Australia and New Zealand for voting residents only. The bikes will be displayed at Oz Comic-Con in Sydney Sept. 10 and 11, but you can also inspect each one further on Harley-Davidson's official site.
Gawking is free and highly encouraged, so indulge your inner wild child and check out these bad motorscooters in the gallery below and tell us which ones are your favorites. In case you're wondering, mine are The Hulk's Fat Boy Lo and Black Widow's Iron 883. And don't think you're seeing double, as some of the superheroes were granted two different Harley models. Supercool has its privileges!