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THE 2018 EUROPEAN BIKEWEEK

Story and Photos by ITN European Reporter Herve’ Rebollo

Salut à toi American rider,

Have you ever attended one of the most important European HOG rally: the European bike week in Faakersee?

It took place this year from Tuesday 04 September 2018 to Sunday 09 September. Continue reading THE 2018 EUROPEAN BIKEWEEK

Biking Euro Style Coming to IRON TRADER NEWS

By Marilyn Stemp

Above: New contributor from France, Herve’ Rebollo, and ITN editor Marilyn Stemp

“Your magazine was better known here than you may know,” said my longtime friend, Motographer Horst Rossler from Germany.

It was 2014, and Horst and I were at the Custom bike Show in Bad Salzuflun, Germany looking at the rows of stunning bikes displayed. Horst was commiserating with me on the recent news that IronWorks, the title founded by my late husband Dennis Stemp and I, would cease publication.

A similar message came to me at that time from French rider and writer Herve’ Rebollo, who postd to a European riding forum about IRON WORK’s legacy. I was as surprised to read this as I’d been by Horst’s comments – but gratified to learn that IronWorks had enjoyed such reach internationally.

Ironically, the demise of IronWorks was the catalyst for Herve’ and I to connect, after he reached out by email and we met for coffee when I came through Paris in November, 2015. That’s when I learned what an avid rider he is and how often he rides for transportation as much as recreation. In fact, he arrived for our meeting on his motorcycle, removing his riding suit to reveal a businessman’s coat and tie, necessary in his professional life.

It has become clear that Herve’ rides – a lot! And he enjoys recording his rides in words and photos. So we’re delighted to welcome Herve’ as the newest contributor to Iron Trader News, offering our readers a look at the European V-Twin culture first hand. We expect you’ll enjoy his charming stories as much as we do.

As writers, we send out words to the world but we seldom know where they land. Apparently, sometimes they have an impact. Please enjoy Herve’s words on Iron Trader News.

Good Ride Salutes Honors Military Overseas in Stuttgart, Germany with Indian Motorcycle Ride

Military holidays are synonymous with sunshine, barbeques, friends and family. We give thanks those who served on Veteran’s Day and honor the fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. But all too frequently those currently serving, specifically those overseas on active duty, are forgotten. Armed Forces Day pays tribute to men and women who currently serve in the U.S. military.  image002
 
For this year’s Armed Forces Day, Indian Motorcycle and freestyle motocross icon Carey Hart partnered to honor and celebrate with our active soldiers. In a first-of-its-kind Armed Forces Day celebration, Hart’s military charity ride, the “Good Ride,” traveled overseas to U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart. Dubbed “Good Ride Salutes USAG Stuttgart powered by Indian Motorcycle,” the celebration hosted nearly 50 active troops on a wet and raining poker run throughout the beautiful Germany country side. Over 100 joined the BBQ celebration following the ride.image003
                                                                                                                                                         Not only is this Hart’s first time taking the Good Ride overseas, but this is the first time anyone has celebrated with active troops through one of the greatest American past times, motorcycling. For Hart, coordinating this ride with those active soldiers gave a special piece of “home” to those overseas. And after all, there’s no greater representation of freedom than riding motorcycles.
 
While Good Ride Salutes USAG Stuttgart included a ceremonial ride through Germany’s picturesque countryside and a family-friendly barbeque with live music, Indian Motorcycle ran a dealer-driven test ride promotion to raise money for the Infinite Hero Foundation, which is the primary beneficiary of Hart’s Good Ride Rally. During the month of May, which is National Military Appreciation Month, Indian Motorcycle donated $20 per test ride, up to $30,000. Infinite Hero Foundation funds programs that drive innovation and accessibility of effective treatments for military heroes and their families dealing with service-related mental and physical injuries.

Ricky’s Showstopper

The Mama Tried Show is not a competition but that doesn’t mean builders and visitors alike don’t make comparisons. It was apparent at the 2018 show that one bike stopped people in their tracks: the hand built motorcycle by Enrico de Haas of Hüttenberg, Germany.

In addition to its alloy, jewelry-like finish, what drew in most people was the super sanitary look and evident lack of connection between motor and drivetrain – unnecessary elements because the bike is electric! That factor also figures into the bike’s light weight: 80 kilos or 176.37 pounds. Super slight for a rideable running motorcycle by either measure.

You might notice words and letters carved into many of the bike’s metal elements, such as Soli Deo Gloria. What’s this about? It’s Enrico’s nod to artists of Baroque and Medieval times who often added them—or just the three initials “s.d.g”—to their work. It stands for Soli Deo Gloria, Glory to God Alone.

Learn more about Ricky’s Wannabe Choppers at:
http://www.wannabe-shop.de/gb/
https://www.facebook.com/thebestmotorcycles/
https://www.facebook.com/thebestmotorcycles/videos/1602389516510730/

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New look for LIQUI MOLY

1If oil for you bike is something you take seriously, you might also take notice of this: German producer Liqui Moly has just released a new online presence, specific to U.S. markets: liqui-moly.us. “It not only looks more attractive, it also offers improved functions,” says Peter Baumann, LIQUI MOLY Marketing Director.
 
There’s an oil guide that tells users which is the right oil for a particular vehicle – and it’s now been expanded. And it’s easier to use the supply search function listing retailers and garages that sell LIQUI MOLY. The product database has been revised, too, to provide product details quickly and in a clearly structured format. Have questions? The website now offers numerous application tips (“Is it OK to mix motor oils?”) and also background knowledge (“What is motor oil actually made of?”).

liqui-moly.us is our digital showcase,” says Peter Baumann. “It’s our communication hub.” The new website is entirely responsive and allows unlimited use on smartphones and tablets.

About LIQUI MOLY
With around 4,000 items, LIQUI MOLY offers a global, uniquely broad range of automotive chemicals: Motor oils and additives, greases and pastes, sprays and car care, glues and sealants. Founded in 1957, LIQUI MOLY develops and produces exclusively in Germany. There it is the undisputed market leader for additives and is repeatedly voted the best oil brand.