Off to Harley and Snow!
A new motorcycle event has been established in southern Tyrol in 2015.
The event we are talking about is “Harley and Snow”, a mountain race, a wild motorcycle spectacle originally initiated for Harley riders which is held during extreme conditions throughout the winter period.
We participate in one of the various classes, “speed hill climb” at which it is all about climbing a mountain as the fastest by only using a ski slope as race track in Ridnaun, Italy. This is more than challenging enough as by far not all drivers manage to climb the first part of this slope. Therefore, teams started to create numerous bike conversions and specials made for those conditions and to take part in the combat for victory. Long since the machines no longer only consist out of clumsy and heavy American old iron; participants are increasingly drawing upon Japanese and European brands.
This year, BMW specialist Wunderlich is breathing ample performance into a radical conversion made for Jekill & Hyde, main sponsor of the event. This bike only slightly reminds you of its base form, a BMW R nineT Scrambler. For its very final finish, Wunderlich added several refinements with their components to this bike. Matthias Holzer, managing director of Jekill & Hyde made contact with Wunderlich´s CEO Mr. Frank Hoffmann to talk about the possibility of a cooperation and to suggest they accept the challenge together. And so, J&H handed their wild conversion, made by Nagel Motors and named “HUSKY”, over to the Wunderlich workshop: A monster with a long tubular swing arm, special spiked blade wheel tyres and – what else – with a complete Jekill & Hyde exhaust system.
Who at Wunderlich is predestined for unrestrained, spectacular and fearless rides over mountains? Thilo Günther! He will therefore take up the hunt on the R nineT and impetuously set off into the mountains. The second driver will be Roland Stocker from BMW Motorrad. He is known as the spiritual father of the BMW R nineT! Thilo Günther and Roland Stocker won ‘t be riding for a team rating, but each man for himself!
When: 9 to 11 March 2018.