ROLL WITH IT
From July 21st to 23rd, the Harley Days Dresden brought American “good vibrations” to Saxony's state capital
DRESDEN (July 25, 2023) - Good parties are as much a part of the motorcycle lifestyle as Harley is to Davidson - and one of the party highlights in the anniversary year of America's most traditional motorcycle manufacturer was undoubtedly the Harley Days Dresden. In the best summer weather, this event brought the good vibrations from the USA to Saxony from July 21st to 23rd.
Once again, fans of all two-wheeler brands as well as fans of hot music and cool biker parties were invited - and no less than 120 years of motorcycle production at Harley-Davidson .
The epicenter of the event was once again the 80,000 square meter Rinne festival area near the trade fair. This year it was populated by thousands of very relaxed guests from Germany and neighboring countries. Their motorcycles guaranteed sonorous good vibrations on and around the Milwaukee Circle, which was used for relaxed bike cruising.
On the extensive event site, visitors also found a colorful range of parts, accessories and trendy clothing styles. Numerous caterers took care of hunger and thirst and members of the Harley Owners Group were able to enjoy a separate HOG area.
In the expo area, Harley-Davidson presented not only the anniversary bikes and the latest CVO models, but also a number of historical machines that provided an insight into the long history of the brand. The live broadcast of the Bagger Party Races, which took place at the same time in Harsewinkel, could be followed on the Expo's large LED screen on Saturday.
It was a matter of honor that the “Harley on Tour” truck was also there, and its load – lots of brand new US bikes – was allowed to be tested extensively. Right next door, off-road professional Ralf Wiesenfeller gave tips on how to handle adventure touring and other bikes perfectly. Arm wrestling was already a good tradition at the Dresden event, in which both technique and physical strength determined victory.
Exploring the most beautiful streets in the area also proved to be highly recommended: participants in the guided tours discovered an almost Mediterranean flair around the unique cultural metropolis. And in the evening, numerous live gigs - including from the celebrated band The New Roses - offered the best conditions for having a great time in front of the main stage.
The highlights also included the big bike show, at which an expert jury evaluated the most fascinating motorcycles of the event on Saturday, and the parade with which visitors said goodbye to the beautiful Elbe metropolis on Sunday: more than 800 machines rolled under the Cheers from the population through the city.
Text & image credit Harley-Davidson – AmyLeephotography