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1990 Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage 1340 " Laura Eyes "
No reserve

Carte grise française
Cadre n° 1HD1BJL49LY022439

- La plus célèbre moto de Johnny Hallyday
- Histoire exceptionnelle
- Modèle unique
- Sans réserve

En 1989, Johnny Hallyday décide de traverser les Etats-Unis de Miami à Los Angeles du 25 février au 17 avril 1990 avec sa bande de copains. Arrivés à Miami le jour du départ, le 25 février, les bikers vont prendre livraison des cinq motos chez le concessionnaire Peterson. Grâce à Patrice Gaulupeau son cameraman et Tony Franck son photographe, de sublimes photographies et un film bien connu se feront l'écho chez les fans de ce road trip grandiose, semé de surprises à travers les Etats-Unis. Johnny choisit une superbe Softail Heritage orange et noir dont les images sont célèbres. Après ce road trip, cette belle moto est rapatriée en France où elle passera les Mines grâce à Jean Basselin, proche de la star. Johnny l'utilisera pendant ses séjours dans sa villa hollywoodienne La Lorada à Saint-Tropez. Fin 1994, il est décidé par le nouveau patron d'Universal, Pascal Nègre, d'offrir un beau cadeau à Johnny. Evidemment, il est très vite choisi de lui offrir une Harley spéciale qui marquera l'idole des jeunes. La fameuse Harley orange et noir est envoyée chez 'Too Much Concept' à Cannes pour une transformation dans les règles. Le 31 janvier 1995, la Laura Eyes, fraîchement sortie des ateliers, est offerte à Johnny Hallyday par Pascal Nègre. Johnny tombe immédiatement amoureux de cette moto au point de l'envoyer au Nouveau Mexique pour le tournage de son nouveau clip 'I can't stop wanting you' (album Rough Town) ; elle en sera la vedette mécanique ! Le 5 juin 1996, Johnny visite l'atelier 'Too Much Concept' en vue d'une remise à niveau de Laura Eyes pour son utilisation lors de son prochain concert au Stade de France. Le 5 septembre 1998, le grand interview de TF1 a lieu sur le lieu même où Johnny s'apprête à enfourcher sa moto pendant le concert. De superbes photographies sont réalisées à cette occasion par Daniel Angeli, son photographe. Les 5, 6 et 11 septembre 1998, Johnny remplit le Stade de France et la Laura Eyes entre dans la légende du chanteur sur l'air très rock'n roll de celle que tout le monde connaît à présent : Gabrielle ! Parallèlement au concert, un jeu-concours est lancé pour gagner la Laura Eyes. Pendant deux mois avant le Stade, une question par jour sur Johnny est posée aux fans. Celui qui remporte la moto répond juste à 100% des questions et le 11 juin au soir, juste avant le dernier concert, dans sa loge, Johnny offre sa moto au propriétaire actuel. Il lui dédicace le programme du Lorada Tour en lui écrivant " Pour Frédéric. Bravo pour la moto et soigne-là bien…Elle s'appelle Laura Eyes ! " Frédéric la conservera et l'entretiendra scrupuleusement pendant 23 ans. Et quand on lui demandait des nouvelles de sa moto, il répondait : " Ce n'est pas ma moto, c'est celle de Johnny ! "
La Laura Eyes est donc unique car elle a connu deux vies : celle de la traversée des Etats-Unis en 1990 emmenée sur 5000 km par un Johnny passionné par les Grands Espaces et sa vie en Laura Eyes, avec ses courbes sensuelles et sa couleur, identique à celle des yeux de Johnny et ceux de sa fille Laura. Il s'agit de la Harley la plus célèbre, la plus mythique, la plus légendaire, celle applaudie par plus de 240 000 spectateurs venus assister, émus, aux trois concerts légendaires de Johnny Hallyday au Stade de France en 1998. Bref, une opportunité unique, vous l'aurez compris.



French title
Frame n° 1HD1BJL49LY022439

- Johnny Hallyday's most famous motorbike
- Exceptional history
- Unique model

In 1989, Johnny Hallyday made the decision to cross America from Miami to Los Angeles with a group of friends. This took place between 25 February and 17 April in 1990. Arriving in Miami on the day of departure, 25 February, the bikers took delivery of five motorbikes from the dealer Peterson. Thanks to Patrice Gaulupeau, his cameraman, and Tony Franck, his photographer, there are some superb photographs and a well-known film of this great road trip, full of surprises as they crossed the continent, that has been hugely appreciated by his fans. Johnny chose a splendid Softail Heritage in orange and black, the subject of many famous photographs. Following the trip, this splendid machine was brought to France, where it was registered with the help of Jean Basselin, who was close to the star. Johnny liked to use his bike during holidays at his Hollywood-style villa La Lorada in Saint-Tropez. At the end of 1994, the new boss of Universal, Pascal Nègre, decided to offer Johnny a gift, making the easy decision that this should be a special Harley. This made a big impact on the man who seen as an idol to so many youngsters. The famous orange and black Harley was sent to " Too Much Concept " in Cannes for a state-of-the-art transformation. On 31 January 1995, fresh from the workshop, Laura Eyes was presented to Johnny Hallyday by Pascal Nègre. Johnny fell head over heels in love with the bike, going so far as to have it sent to New Mexico for the filming of his new video 'I can't stop wanting you' (Rough Town album). It became the mechanical star! On 5 June 1996, Johnny paid a visit to the " Too Much Concept' workshop, to have Laura Eyes refreshed so it could appear in his next concert at the Stade de France. On 5 September 1998, the big TF1 interview took place on the very spot where Johnny was to climb onto his bike during the concert. Superb photos were taken of this moment by his photographer Daniel Angeli. On 5,6 and 11 September 1998, Johnny filled the Stade de France and Laura Eyes became part of the legend, starring on the rock'n'roll song that everyone is now familiar with : Gabrielle ! In conjunction with this event, a competition was launched to win Laura Eyes. For two months prior to the concerts, fans were asked one question a day about Johnny and the winner was the one to answer all the questions correctly. On the evening of 11 June, in his dressing room just before the concert, Johnny presented the bike to the current owner. He dedicated a copy of the Lorada Tour programme to him, writing " For Frédéric. Bravo for the bike and take good care of her…she's called Laura Eyes ! " Frédéric kept and scrupulously maintained the motorbike for 23 years. When anyone asked him about his bike, he always replied : " It's not my bike, it's Johnny's ! "
Laura Eyes is unique, having led two lives : it crossed the United States in 1990, taken on a 5000 km journey by Johnny who was passionate about the Great Outdoors. It then led a second life as Laura Eyes, a machine with sensual curves and painted the colour of Johnny's eyes and those of his daughter Laura. This is the most famous, mythical, legendary Harley, applauded by 240 000 spectators attending Johnny Hallyday's three famous concerts at the Stade de France in 1998. In short, as you will understand, a one-off opportunity.


Photos © Fondation Angeli

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