Remembering a True Motorcyclist, Bill Gray

Saturday September 16, 2012 we lost a truly inspirational friend, colleague and co-worker, Bill Gray. Bill Gray was a man who we were fortunate enough to be acquainted with for so many years. A true motorcyclist, Bill has been in the industry since before many of us could walk. Bill was the type of guy that would ride his bike everywhere, rain or shine, putting on more miles in a year than most riders do in a decade. Bill’s attitude towards everyone and everything was always upbeat, positive and made so many of us motivated in the best way. 


Many people at age 67 spend their time in retirement, yet Bill was a guy that could run circles around anyone half his age. A true mentor, so many of us looked up to Bill as a man who has been there, done that and could give you the answer right then and there as anything two wheeled came so natural to him. He was always a straight shooter, honest, and someone that would say what was on his mind.




Bill was far from a nine to fiver, he’d always stay till the job was finished. Not afraid to get his hands dirty, Bill not only sold the parts, he would install them on the spot for anyone at any time. His level of energy and motivation was truly inspirational. Having had the opportunity to work with Bill Gray was an absolute honor, it’s people like him that make going to work worth more than any amount of money. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

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8 Responses to “Remembering a True Motorcyclist, Bill Gray”

  1. Jerry Chiusano Jr. September 18, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    On my first job assignment with Kuryakyn (Reno Street Vibrations 2011)I was fortunate enough to have Bill as a roommate for the rally. He was an excellent mentor and we all had so much more to learn from this gentle soul. Rest in peace biker!!!!

  2. Godspeed my friend

  3. I was very fortunate to work with Bill. He had great enthusiasm for the industry and loved sharing his wealth of knowledge with those around him. I will miss his smile and the bright light he carried inside him. Rest in peace my friend.

  4. Wendy Gray-Colonero September 19, 2012 at 1:20 am

    My Uncle was truly an inspiration. We were all so proud of him and will miss him terribly. RIP. I love you

  5. Bill, you will be missed at every rally, trade show, and motorcycle event. I have learned much from you over the years and to this day I have a “silver bullet” here on my desk reminding me of the training received. Rest in peace my friend.

  6. Bill was a “One of a Kind.” A great gentleman who I will really miss. I truly enjoyed working with him as well as having dinner occasionally. He was simply a wealth of knowledge and great ideas. He was always uplifting and energetic. Our industry has lost one of it’s best.

  7. Uwe Druckenmüller September 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I’m very sorry to hear.
    I enjoyed meeting Bill at our dealership, in Indy or at the rallies, he always was full of energy and enthusiasm. Rest in peace.

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