2013 European Bike WeekThe German bike builder Thunderbike Customs won three awards at European Bike Week 2013 in Faak, Austriam, with its latest creation, “Unbreakable.”
The custom Harley was observed by about 75,000 H-D enthusiasts that attended the European Bike Week, which is the largest motorcycle rally in Europe.In the Harley-Davidson Ride-In Show, the Unbreakable was elected to “Best Custom” and “Best in Show.” In the Arneitz Customshow, Thunderbike was also able to prevail against tough competitors in the highest “Championship Class.”Additionally, Thunderbike’s “Nickel Rocker,” a Harley-Davidson Softail Rocker C, won the cup for a second place in the “Modified Harley Class.” Overall it was an enjoyable weekend for the custom builder, which is located in Hamminkeln next to the dutch border.Thunderbike president Andreas Bergerforth was overjoyed that he was able to finish his new bike in time for the European Bike Week. The build took about six months.It was a world premiere for Thunderbike. For the first time a 26-inch front wheel was installed in a handmade frame and a completely new front end. The noble painting by Ingo Kruse and a nickel-plating of many parts took once more a lot of time, so the schedule ended up with a few days to assemble the bike and send it well lashed on the journey to Faak.The Germany premiere of the Unbreakable will be held this Saturday , Sept. 14, 2013, at the Thunderbike Open House in Hamminkeln.For additional information, log onto thunderbike.com.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!