For many motorcycle lovers, the only way to go on your final journey is in a motorcycle hearse. What better than going to your own funeral than on a motorcycle? Until recently, there weren't that many funeral homes that offered a motorcycle hearse, but that has changed over the last few years. Nowadays you'll find many such offerings, some are simple trailers on which a casket is placed, while some are very elaborate and resemble more the old fashion horse drawn carriage you can see in some classic western movies.
Did you know that in the USA, there's even an association of motorcycle hearses? Click here to access the American Motorcycle Hearse Association .
While researching photos of motorcycle hearse, several questions popped up into my mind:
- Does the hearse rider need a helmet
- Does the motorcycle hearse require a license plate
- Do they have loud pipes?
- Can the bike be used for normal riding?
- Can they stand the slow pace of riding a funeral, don't they overheat?
Anyway, here are 49 motorcycle hearses, however, I don't think the last one is serious... unless it's for midgets... And yes, some are trikes.. and yes, some of the hearses are the same ones, but from a different angle.
Motorcycle hearses are not a new idea, they existed way back when motorcycles started, both for civil and military use.