HARLEY-DAVIDSON CELEBRATES EPIC 115TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND IN PRAGUE

Written by  Harley-Davidson Canada on Thursday, 05 July 2018 11:53

Vaughan, ON – July 5, 2018 – This year marks Harley-Davidson®’s 115th year. To mark the occasion with a massive bang, the 115th Anniversary is taking place in Prague from July 5-8 2018, as a celebration for all riders.

Motorcycle riders from all over the world will join in the festivities. Ride-ins – sponsored by Dunlop – has over 100 H-D dealers participating from as far as Moscow, Lisbon, Naples and Trondheim, all ready to celebrate together.

The night before the event kicks off, Prague rocks with the Rolling Stones as their “No Filter” tour hits the town at nearby Letany airport. The music continues throughout the night with bluegrass, reggae, rap, Czech and Slovak music all in the mix during the celebrations.

Harley-Davidson has a 100-year history with Czechoslovakia and hope attendees will stay and explore the central Bohemia region. Two Ride Challenges –­ the Central Bohemia Challenge and Czech-American Challenge – will also encourage riders to get out and explore the area’s rich history. Prague itself is home to Harley-Davidson Praha, one of the world’s oldest H-D clubs that has been in existence for 90 years.

The Custom Bike showdown will see Europe’s best one-off fabricators go head-to-head with their two-wheeled creations. A special collection of Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be on display at the Expo and will transport visitors to an interactive journey through H-D history. The 2018 range will also be on show, including the new Forty-Eight Special and 1200 Iron, with test rides available from the H-D Demo Truck.

The H.O.G. village sits at the heart of the action while the Dark Custom Arena combines blacked-out paint with adrenaline. Stopping traffic on Saturday, July 7th the Parade will see thousands of Harley-Davidsons ride through the historic centre of Prague. As Harley-Davidson is not just for adults, the Family Zone adds smiles to young faces. For adults, the Biker Games put riders’ skills on display ­– with a competitive edge!

The 115th Anniversary in Prague also coincides with the European Championship in Muaythai (Thai Boxing). This includes a series of major title matches, sponsored by the Czech Muaythai Association and sanctioned by the Thai governing body. The Championship features Thai superstar Buakaw Benchamek and others, whichwill culminate with H-D’s Gala Muaythai Party on Friday 6th July.

The Jeep® brand – a key partner and official sponsor of selected Harley-Davidson events – will attend throughout the 115th Anniversary in Prague with branded hospitality and offering the opportunity to get behind the wheel of one of the iconic brand’s products. In Prague, visitors will be able to test drive both on and off-road the entire Jeep line-up including the new 2019 Renegade.

About Harley-Davidson® Canada
In August 2015, Harley-Davidson Inc. took over distribution in Canada as part of a global strategy to establish subsidiary units in its most important markets. The new entity, Harley-Davidson Canada, has focused on bringing the full Harley-Davidson ownership experience to Canada. Harley-Davidson® motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel are available in 67 independent dealerships across Canada. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.

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