Harley-Davidson celebrated its 120th anniversary with a four-day festival in Budapest that ended on Sunday, 25th June. The American motorcycle manufacturer saw the participation of thousands of motorcyclists at the event.
The Festival Highlights
The festival was held at Puskás Arena Park in Budapest, which included a showcase of the latest and oldest Harley-Davidson motorcycle models. There were tours for the participants organized to different Hungarian destinations like Lake Balaton, Dobogókő, the Great Hungarian Plain, Eger, and Danube Bend. Several concerts and a Vintage Guitar show were also part of the festival. Participants could relish American-style food from Jaromír Open Road Bázis, a motorcycle-themed restaurant, and drink strictly alcohol-free Czech draft beer.
Harley-Davidson Celebrates 120 Years
Founded in 1903, Harley-Davidson is one of the oldest continuously operating motorcycle manufacturers in the world. The event celebrated the company's long history and legacy in the industry, bringing together bike enthusiasts from Hungary and beyond.
Traffic Jams due to Motorcyclists
During their way back home, some of the motorcyclists caused traffic jams on the M7 motorway from Budapest to western Hungary. They reportedly decided to stop and change gears in the hard shoulder at several locations instead of using rest areas or petrol stations, forcing drivers to slow down for safety.
Harley-Davidson's 120th-anniversary festival in Budapest was a grand celebration of the company's rich history in motorcycle manufacturing. Through different events organized for bike enthusiasts, the festival brought forth the spirit of rebellion, rock & roll and American food.
Questions & Answers
What was the occasion for the four-day festival held in Budapest in June 2018? The festival was held to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson.
Where was the festival held in Budapest? The festival was held at Puskás Arena Park in Budapest.
How many people participated in the festival? Reportedly, thousands of motorcyclists participated in the festival.
What tours were organized for festival participants? Tours were organized for festival participants to various locations including Lake Balaton, the Great Hungarian Plain, Eger, Dobogókő, and the Danube Bend.
What was showcased at the festival? The festival showcased not only the oldest Harley-Davidsons but also the latest models. A Vintage Guitar show was also organized.
What type of food and drink was served at the festival? American style food was served provided by Jaromír Open Road Bázis, a motorcyclist’s restaurant, and Czech draft beer (strictly alcohol-free, in accordance with the prevailing zero tolerance principle).
Why did the motorcyclists participating in the festival cause traffic jams on the M7 motorway? Some motorcyclists decided to stop and change gears in the hard shoulder at several locations on the M7 motorway from Budapest to the west of Hungary, instead of using rest areas or petrol stations, which forced drivers to slow down to pass them safely.