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H-D Press Release FRANKFURT (May 24, 2023) – Harley-Davidson celebrated its 120th anniversary at the Hamburg Harley Days from May 19-21 in perfect motorcycle weather. At the same time, the venue, the wholesale market in the heart of the Hanseatic city, looked back on 20 years of Hamburg Harley Days.
At the Custombike Show powered by Metzeler and supported by the Harley Owners Group, the best V-twin tuners in the motorcycle scene gathered on Saturday to present their top-of-the-range one-offs to the exacting eyes of a panel of expert judges. And, of course, there was riding. On the guided tours, for example, which took in the Alte Land and Lüneburg Heath, among other places. And of course the big parade: On Sunday 21 May, around 5,000 motorcycles, cheered on by the people of Hamburg, set off on a 30-kilometre farewell lap through the Hanseatic city.
Live stunt shows by Polish two-wheeler pro Maciej “DOP” Bielicki and live acts from Nazareth, Knuckle Head, Gráinne Duffy and Bonfire, plus 15 other bands rocking out on two stages, rounded off the harmonious programme over the long weekend.
Ford – like Harley-Davidson, 120 years young – was also on hand to showcase the latest evolution of the Mustang, alongside the Ranger and Bronco, as well as the Mustang Eleanor, one of the hero cars from the film Only 60 Seconds. It’s a matter of honour that the party will continue next year: Hamburg Harley Days 2024 will take place from 28 to 30 June.
Text & Photos: Harley-Davidson