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A coffins rests inside Joerg Grossmann's motorcycle combination.

Harley hearse offers final ride

BERLIN – A German man says people are dying for a ride in the sidecar of one of his Harleys – literally.

Joerg Grossmann said Friday that his prototype hearse for die-hard bikers who want to ride until the very end – a special sidecar fitted to his motorcycle – made its first funeral run last month.

The original’s a Kawasaki but the 48-year-old from near Frankfurt said 10 of his patented Harley hearses, each costing about $78,000, are being assembled and will be ready later this year.

He’s counting on 1,000 bookings per year in Germany alone at $1,600 each, and said he already has a contract in Switzerland and is in talks elsewhere.

He said people are really excited about the Harley hearse: “It’s something special.”

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