You’ll read about the 2014 Harley-Davidson range here first.
Motorbikewriter has been invited to attend the international launch in Denver, Colorado, in late August.
I’ll also write more in-depth articles for Australian Road rider and Cruiser & Trike.
Following the launch, we will attend Harley’s 110th anniversary celebrations in Milwaukee which is looking more like a Woodstock music festival than a bike rally.
Harley’s 100th and 105th were similar rock fests with a huge line-up of past and present rock stars including Elton John, Foo Fighters, ZZ Top and Bruce Springsteen.
This time the headliners include hall-of-famers Aerosmith, rap-rocker Kid Rock and a country “superstar” called Toby Keith. I checked him out on You Tube and he looks like fun.
Chief marketing officer Mark-Hans Richer says the variety of entertainment “reflects the broad appeal of the Harley-Davidson brand”.
“With three legendary headliners and 60 bands at the Summerfest Grounds, there’s something for everyone. We’re expecting a rockin’ party throughout the weekend.”
There certainly will be something for every taste in music with support acts including the Doobie Brothers, ZZ Top, Blue Oyster Cult, Katey Sagal & The Forest Rangers, Dropkick Murphys, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Brantley Gilbert, Buckcherry, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Gaslight Anthem, Sublime with Rome, Halestorm and more to be announced.
Apart from the music, which requires separate tickets, there will be organised rides, demo rides, an invitational custom bike show and even weddings.
And there’s also a mandatory trip to the Harley museum which opened for the 105th anniversary. They say the displays keep evolving, so it will be interesting to visit again.