Dozens of High Seas Rally guests and fans sent in awesome photos and stories about their motorcycles. It was tough to select our first winner, but we absolutely love Ray Llanes’ 1981 Harley FX Shovelhead.
Ray shared with us that the bike you see above started life as a basket case that he obtained on a trade. Everything is either new, rebuilt or handmade, and it came together in his backyard shed!
“I built this bike using my stock car and drag racing experience to execute this build with a Hot Rod minimalist approach,” Ray says. “This has been a bike that has been in my mind for a long time and I finally made it materialize. This bike was built one weekend, and very late nights, at a time. Even though it took me a little over a year, I believe that slow and steady wins the race.”
Ray, and each winner of HSR’s Bike of the Month contest, pockets $100 in Onboard Credit to use on the 2020 cruise — and that loot can be used for drinks, specialty dinners, shore excursions and more!