Low Boy creator Duc Dufour will be enshrined into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame on November 3rd, 2012. The ceremony will take place at the Delta Centre-Ville hotel in Montreal.
Dufour died in a motorcycle crash in Labrador last year.
He began his career in the 1960s by competing in a wide range of regional competitions – motocross, enduro, trial and hill climb. Then, he became the general manager of the new Harley-Davidson dealership in Montreal.
Around the mid-'80s, Dufour designed the famous Low Boy with Quebec riders in mind. Willi G. Davidson, of Harley-Davidson USA, later used this motorcycle as inspiration for the Fat Boy.
“Duc was a great innovator, competitor, organizer, adventurer and a roving ambassador, and his motorcycling creations clearly influenced the North American marketplace,” notes Hall of Fame Chair Kellee Irwin. “Duc was well loved and respected, he was a walking motorcycling encyclopedia, and his discipline, professionalism and passion for motorcycles and motorcycling will long be remembered by his friends and colleagues.”
You can get more information and purchase your tickets online ($140 apiece) at motorcyclehalloffame.ca