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One Percent Motorcycle Culture CommemoratedSalem-News.com
"Trouble was caused by the one percent deviant that tarnishes the public image of both motorcycles and motorcyclists." – American Motorcycle Association, responding to the Hollister Motorcycle Rally in 1947.
(AUBURN, Wash.) - The most feared and respected riders roaming the blacktop, one percenters are a breed apart from all others. These individuals bow to no one, test the boundaries of all and give their devotion to few.
The 1%er insignia is worn with pride by those who choose not to settle, not to give in to polite society but instead ride with the wind in their face and their back to the status quo.
How do you become a one percenter? If you have to ask the question, you won’t understand the answer. Only another one percenter can truly understand what belonging takes.
These riders find freedom in the style they see fit and apologizing to no one for it. A brotherhood on two wheels, a bold way of life – a one percenter is the ultimate expression of liberty.
If you still want a description, read this Salem-News.com story and you will get at least a spot education: American Motorcycle Culture: The One Percenters - Tim King Salem-News.com
This coin is diamond-shaped, reflecting the “one-percenter” design that the select clubs use to show their allegiance to their club.
Against a pitch-black backdrop, the reverse features a grinning skull above the letters “FTW” – shorthand for a take-no-prisoner worldview commonly held among club members.
The obverse shows the “1%er” text. Minted in a nickel alloy, this coin is imbued with ebony enamel on both sides.
The company advises that the 1%er Coin has been discontinued, but they are still stamping officially licensed Harley-Davidson challenge coins.
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