Thousands of Harley-Davidson® fans attended the European Bike Week® in Faak am See

More than 90,000 motorcyclists from all over the world conquered the south of Austria for the famous Harley-Davidson Rally

OXFORD (September 11th, 2014) – From Tuesday 2nd to Sunday 7th September, the state of Carinthia once again formed the backdrop for the impressive event called European Bike Week .
Despite the adverse weather, more than 90,000 motorcycle fans were at the scene with 60,000 machines when the celebration took place for the 17th time in Faak am See. For the Harley Village in the heart of Faak, the organizers had once again come up with a lot of ideas to offer visitors pure entertainment for six days. The crème de la crème of European bike builders in the customizer area Harley-Davidson models for 2015 could be admired in the exhibition tent Road Glide® Special , Street Glide® Special and Street™ 750 . One of the event highlights was of course the custom bike show on Friday, where more than 70 high-class machines were registered in 10 categories.

Nedal Ameen's stunning hubless custom masterpiece was awarded the People's Choice Award , while Fawaz Alsalem the judges with an extreme stretch bagger that rolls on a massive 32-inch front wheel. Meanwhile, more than 900 visitors took the opportunity to explore the fascinating region on a test tour. For this purpose, a large armada of new Harleys was available from

Driver's license holders could be borrowed for a test drive.

Thousands of Harley-Davidson fans were in attendance as the Discover More Street Glide®, which has toured two continents over the past four months, arrived at Harley Village on Friday. During the “Discover More” tour, the bike crossed more than 30 countries on a route of around 25,000 kilometers. It was a matter of honor that the machine was given a ceremonial welcome upon its arrival at Europe's largest motorcycle festival.

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Their long journey began in Jordan and more than 50 riders were in the saddle during the adventurous tour. The first of them, Claude Abry, former chef of Jordan's King Abdullah II and current managing director of Harley-Davidson Amman, was also the last: He set off on Friday morning for the final leg of the tour to Faak am See .
Another highlight was the European Bike Week Parade , which had over 15,000 participants. The many bikes in the middle of the beautiful Carinthian landscape and the numerous people lining the streets made the fascination of Harley-Davidson tangible. When the last night of the event arrived, Francesco Daveiro, a member of the Harley Owners Group ( HOG ) from Italy, was particularly happy because he won the Harley-Davidson Street Bob® in the big “European Bike Week” raffle.
Matthew Knott , Harley-Davidson EMEA Communications Manager also had reason to be happy: “We are celebrating in Faak am See for the 17th time and year after year we are fascinated by the passion of our European customers for our products and our brand. We would like to thank all the fans who were there this year and look forward to seeing them again in 2015 to experience European Bike Week in Faak

Next year, European Bike Week will take place from Tuesday September 8th to Sunday September 13th.

Text and image credit: Copyright Harley-Davidson Oxford

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