NEW FEATURE: GROUPS - SHOW THE WORLD THAT YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS BELONG TOGETHER
Published by RISER at February 13, 2018 in Articles
Have you ever been wondering, what your friends are up to? Or have you been looking for like-minded riders in your area you could get inspired by? With the newest Feature ‘Groups’ you’ll always know, what your fellow gang-members are up to!
EVENT: BIKE LINZ - THE FAIR FOR BIKE NEWS IN UPPER AUSTRIA
Published by RISER at February 08, 2018 in Articles
Linz in Upper Austria was formerly known mainly for being very active in producing steel. Since some years, the city has turned into a hot spot for culture and arts as well as design. But this weekend, it’s all gonna be about arts on two wheels: For the 14th time, BIKE LINZ is gonna take place at the DESIGN CENTER LINZ this weekend! Don’t miss it!
CAMBODIA – 1200 KM, AN ADVENTURE BUT CERTAINLY NOT A HOLIDAY
Published by RISER AMBASSADOR ADAM JOHN at February 01, 2018 in Articles
It’s March 2017, the planning phase was over, and with a mixture of excitement and trepidation my mate Ryan and I hopped on a train from Sheffield to St Pancras, the first leg of a 20hr journey to get to Cambodia, for a Top Gear inspired bike adventure. We met up with trip organiser Dave C, and our fellow journeymen at Heathrow airport...
BEHIND THE SCENES PT. 3 - CHRIS, AN UNUSUAL LANGUAGE TALENT
Published by RISER at January 30, 2018 in Articles
Saluton, ni ŝatus enkonduki iun al vi. Chris, unu el kodaj avantaĝoj ĉi tie ĉe RISER. If you’re wondering what weird language that is: it’s Esperanto and means ‘hello, we would like to introduce someone to you. Chris, one of our coding-pros here at RISER’.
GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN PT. 1 - AND ALL OF A SUDDEN IT GOT CURVY
Published by RISER AMBASSADOR GINA DREWES at January 24, 2018 in Articles
When I inherited a HD Sportster XL 1200 built in 1997 2 years ago, I finally had a real hobby for the first time in my life. My new, old, well-kept treasure was usually moved straight ahead or at most maneuvered through long curves. The 'pretty Lola', as I call my Sporty is cumbersome and also I'm a chicken when it gets curvy.So it's time for a 'Face Your Fear' turn training and my 'therapist' and pacemaker Flo drives ahead with his Ducati Monster, which is faster and much more agile...
AUSSIE RIDER – DOWN UNDER MOTORCYCLE TOURS WITH MOGI
Published by RISER AMBASSADOR MOGI at January 23, 2018 in Articles
Well, where to start … what a season! Christmas is always hectic. On boxing day it got to 56°C, I’ve been off the bike for a little while but I was able to fit in a little ride up to my parents place in Newcastle, 400 km north of where I live. I can’t go to Sydney without the National Park, as i wrote about in my last blog...
AND THE WINNER IS... - FINAL RESULTS RALLY DAKAR 2018
Published by RISER at January 21, 2018 in Articles
Yesterday KTM’s Matthias Walkner won the Rally Dakar – Congratulations! He finished the Rally in 43:06:01 hours. Kevin Benavides got in second, Toby Price third. Find some amazing photos and a table of the general results and results per stage for the bike race...
HOW RISER WILL GET YOU STARTED IN 2018
Published by RISER at January 15, 2018 in Articles
Before talking about 2018, we really gotta tell you something: When you launch an App, nobody tells you how to do it, what to expect and where to pay special attention. At least for us it was that way, it was a jump into cold water. One year later, you’d expect to be more prepared and cool about everything but: NO, we’re NOT! We do everything ourselves, inhouse...
RALLY DAKAR 2018 SO FAR...
Published by RISER at January 12, 2018 in Articles
Yesterday after starting in Arequipa and covering 447km along the banks of lake Titicaca, the drivers completed the 6th stage of the race in La Paz, Bolivias capital. KTM’s Matthias Walkner came is on the 3rd place in the general ranking – Congratulations!
DUBAI MOTORBIKE FESTIVAL 2018
Published by Weronika Korban at January 08, 2018 in Articles
With the Dubai Motorbike Festival 2018 the year is starting off with a highlight for all bikers from the UAE region and those, who want to flee the European winter and get an update of the latest models and technologies the industry has to offer. The festival will take place from January 12th to 13th with the Extreme Sports Expo at the Dubai World Trade Center co-located...
EN ROUTE TO THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY: PART 4
Published by RISER at January 02, 2018 in Articles
This time, a weather cliché is awaiting me next to a typical Irish breakfast. Grey, foggy and wet-cold. Unfortunately, these weather conditions prevent me and many other tourists from seeing the famous 'Cliffs of Moher'...
THE WEISSBORN STORY EPISODE 6 - NEW YEAR IN NEPAL
Published by RISER at December 21, 2017 in Articles
Darkness. My hotel room in India on the border with Nepal. No window. Bleary-eyed, I glance out the door and walk towards the balcony. Outside the fog is still thick. Reducing visibility down to less than a few metres. One can only wait and see (or not see). I'm having a milk tea and some cigarettes at a street vendor. Slowly, I can feel the first rays of sunshine...
AUSSIE RIDER - DOWN UNDER MOTORCYCLE TOURS WITH MOGI
Published by RISER at December 12, 2017 in Articles
Well, this morning starts early as usual, as my military service gave me one of the best and worst traits in the world, not being able to sleep well. So, I get up to watch the sunrise in one of my favourite spots. From my home in Shellharbour I travel through Port Kembla, Scarborough, Coalcliff, all the way up to Bald Hill. Which is where I want to watch the sunrise. Getting there at 5 o’clock, as bright orange glow starts to hit the Horizon...
NEW FEATURE: GETAWAYS - 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO YOUR GROUP RIDE
Published by RISER at December 11, 2017 in Articles
Every time we make appointments with friends to go for a ride, countless messages are sent back and forth, or groups of people are set up on social media or messenger services to facilitate communication. Many of you have written to us describing that they know exactly the same situation. So that’s why we thought...
HE'S GOT A LICENSE TO FLY: BEHIND THE SCENES OF BACKEND
Published by RISER at December 07, 2017 in Articles
He really has the license to fly: When Sven joined RISER and we spent the first evenings after work talking about the project but also private stuff, it quickly became clear that this guy is the incorporation of a melting pot of experiences which other people hope to make in their life but most of them never do...
EN ROUTE TO THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY: PART 3
Published by RISER AMBASSADOR MARC STEINHARDT at December 01, 2017 in Articles
The morning sunshine at Loch Ken wakes me up on Friday the 18th of August and reminds me to pack up my tent and everything that belongs to it. My breakfast is quick and sufficient and I’m off to the next ferry from Scotland to Northern Ireland. I buy the ticket for the short crossing directly on the spot. If you are alone or in pairs you can be so spontaneous...
EN ROUTE TO THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY: PART 2
Published by RISER AMBASSADOR MARC STEINHARDT at November 26, 2017 in Articles
At the end of the first chapter, Marc Steinhardt left the European mainland behind and now continues his British-Irish motorcycle adventure after spending the first night in the camping tent. After a surprisingly restful night and a self-made breakfast (scrambled eggs etc.), I start to put all my camping stuff back on the bike. Of course, it doesn't turn out as easily and space-optimized as it had at home...
THE WEISSBORN STORY EPISODE 5 - 33 MILLION GODS, MY MOTORCYCLE AND ME
Published by RISER at November 22, 2017 in Articles
The border between Pakistan and India has been a highly controversial region since the independence in 1947. There is exactly one open border crossing point: Lahore - Amritsar, in the Punjab area. On the Pakistani side, there is virtually no border traffic...
MOTORCYCLE MOVIES - EPISODE #2: WILD ANGELS ON TWO WHEELS
Published by MAX BRUSTBAUER at November 19, 2017 in Articles
At the very first minute it is there, the symbol of a depraved youth who won’t listen anymore, a symbol of the emerging subculture of the 1960s and to this day a biker symbol, the Iron Cross. Only Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister wore it better, as right now as it’s just dangling around Peter Fonda's neck ...
THE FASTEST MOTORCYCLE MOUNTAIN RACE IN EUROPE
Published by MAX BRUSTBAUER at November 13, 2017 in Articles
Vienna Airport is actually located in Schwechat and that's in Lower Austria and I'm not really 2 metres tall (6’7’’) but only 1.95 metres (6’5’’). You always orientate yourself to the next bigger one, the same goes for the motorcycle mountain race “Landshaag - St. Martin”. In fact, you only go from Oberlandshaag to the bus stop Oberhart, which is the suburb of the suburb of the main town...
EN ROUTE TO THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY: PART 1
Published by RISER AMBASSADOR MARC STEINHART at November 07, 2017 in Articles
Marc Steinhart has set off on his bike to one of the world's most spectacular coastal roads - the Wild Atlantic Way, which stretches over 2500 km (1,553 miles) along the west coast of Ireland. By presenting Marc’s personal travel notes on our blog, we accompany him on his route through the fascinating landscape of the United Kingdom and Ireland...
(TRASHY) HALLOWEEN BIKER HORROR MOVIES
Published by CHRISTIAN ZECHNER at October 31, 2017 in Articles
Halloween is certainly a time to be frightened and feeling scared, but these biker horror movies we found might as well make you laugh hard. Be aware that the following incomplete list contains very trashy (the titles might already give a hint) but at the same time very awesome biker horror movies...
BIKER MOVIE OF THE WEEK: QUADROPHENIA
Published by CHRISTIAN ZECHNER at October 27, 2017 in Articles
With the motorcycle season in the northern hemisphere slowly but steadily coming to an end, we thought of presenting a blog series on biker movies for you to watch over the weekend while your own bike is stored over the winter months. We start off with the British film ‘Quadrophenia’ – although the 1979 film is widely regarded as iconic...
MOTORCYCLE DIY #3 WITH NCT-MOTORCYCLES
Published by RISER at October 25, 2017 in Articles
And again, it's time for a new episode of our DIY series with David Widmann from NCT Motorcycles! This time everything revolves around safe biking in autumn, when the days are getting shorter and the weather can be cloudy and wet.
THE WEISSBORN STORY EPISODE 4: BY MOTORCYCLE THROUGH PAKISTAN
Published by RISER at October 20, 2017 in Articles
To the left, to the right, in front of and behind me, a pure desert landscape. The wind scatters sand over the street and the last road sign appears to my right, indicating the crossing point between the town of Mirjaveh and a road about 5 km (3 miles) long lying straight ahead and leading to the border of Pakistan.
13.000 KILOMETRES ON A PUCH - MAX REISCH'S JOURNEY TO INDIA
Published by RISER at October 13, 2017 in Articles
In his monthly travelogue Johannes Weissborn tells in an impressive way what true adventures a motorcycle trip to distant countries entails. Especially when you find yourself in regions of the world that are not characterised by familiar structures, you will come across new and unexpected challenges. Just under 85 years ago, two students from Vienna also set off...
BEHIND THE SCENES: HANDING OUT FLYERS IN BAKING HEAT – DOMINIK
Published by RISER at October 12, 2017 in Articles
It was two of us, three months had passed since the launch of the iOS version of RISER and it was hot as hell. Overloaded with flyers, we were standing in the middle of a dense crowd at the European Bike Week at Lake Faak … and working up a sweat...
NUVIZ, THE FIRST HEAD-UP-DISPLAY FOR MOTORCYCLE HELMETS - A REVIEW
Published by Christian Zechner at October 09, 2017 in Articles
Originally used in the aviation sector, cars are also regularly equipped with it for quite some time, but there has never been anything similar for everyday use for motorcyclists. We’re talking about head-up displays, aka HUDs.
COFFEE BREAK AT FULL SPEED
Published by NORA DEJACO at September 30, 2017 in Articles
While on the road riding our motorcycles, always the same question comes up: Where to find the best cup of coffee? Maybe we’ve had the most brilliant idea recently. We should just take the coffee machine with us. It has a removable tank, runs on electricity and uses capsules...
PATAGONIA ADVENTURE DIARIES #2 - FROM PUERTO TRANQUILO TO LAGO POSADAS
Published by RISER AMBASSADOR Agustin Yaconis at September 30, 2017 in Articles
Our little adventure continues on the Carretera Austral, on the interesting section between Puerto Tranquilo and Lago Posadas (Posadas Lake), crossing the border to Argentina. But before we go on and decide where to spend the night...
BEHIND THE SCENES - STEFAN, THE ANDROID DUDE
Published by RISER at September 30, 2017 in Articles
Since last year’s launch, there have been some changes to our core team. Stefan is someone who was already with us before the launch and we couldn’t be happier he is on board. Stefan is basically a quiet-type person, at least he seems so if you meet him for the first time.
THE WEISSBORN STORY - EPISODE 2
Published by NORA DEJACO at September 29, 2017 in Articles
The desert – I’ve never been this far from home on my motorcycle and reached such a barren landscape. The atmosphere is fairly chaotic at the border control. Hagglers keep offering their services and border officials are irritated about the new registration plate, as the previous plate is still listed on their register.
MOTORCYCLE DIY #2 WITH NCT-MOTORCYCLES
Published by RISER at September 26, 2017 in Articles
Remember that we had our friend David Widmann from Carinthia talking about some nice insights how to get your bike fit for the season in July? Well he’s back now with some interesting details: Have you ever tried to change your motorcycle’s handles?
THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN'S RIDE - VINTAGE MOTORCYCLING FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Published by CHRISTIAN ZECHNER at September 22, 2017 in Articles
Taking a ride on your bike is always a great thing, but what could be better than doing it for a good cause. This Sunday, September 24th, motorcyclists across the world will suit up...
RISER - THE NEW FEATURES
Published by RISER at September 21, 2017 in Articles
User feedback means a lot to us. Therefore we have implemented some new features into the app. RISER now recognizes when you take a break and automatically puts the app into Pause and resumes your trip when you get back on the road again. And although we know that our users would never exceed a speed limit, we integrated a feature to...
TAKING THE CITY ON TWO WHEELS
Published by NORA DEJACO at September 12, 2017 in Articles
Last year, we spent a weekend in Barcelona. After a night out with too many beers and too few tapas, we simply had no more energy to shuffle along the city’s streets flitting from sight to sight the next day. Said and done, we just boarded a hop-on, hop-off bus and travelled around the city. At the end...
GOZO ON TWO WHEELS
Published by CHRISTIAN ZECHNER at September 11, 2017 in Articles
Speaking of a vacation in Malta, many might be reminded of English language courses or tax saving, offshore companies. While this might be the case for the busy main island of the small state in the Mediterranean inhabited by approx. 450,000 people, named Malta, there’s almost no correlation to Gozo, the second-largest island – with barely 30,000 inhabitants...
BMW C EVOLUTION CUSTOMIZED - E-LISABAD
Published by CHRISTIAN ZECHNER at September 08, 2017 in Articles
For anyone who’s ever dreamed of skidding over the asphalt like Batman, the presentation of this custombike could make a wish become closer to reality. And it’s an e-scooter – it might not save the world from the villains, but has a positive environmental impact on the world.
THE MOTORCYCLE - REINTERPRETED.
Published by NORA DEJACO at September 05, 2017 in Articles
There’s an ongoing discussion that Hells Angels and the traditional motorcyclist, like an Easy Rider-type of guy, are regarded as in some way behind the times. Not just because subsequent generations identify with other values, wishing for different life models, but also because...
EVEL KNIEVEL: I DON'T HAVE PROBLEMS - I ONLY HAVE SITUATIONS
Published by MAX BRUSTBAUER at September 04, 2017 in Articles
What kind of person do you have to be if you want to jump over the Grand Canyon with a motorbike? A dreamer or a lunatic? Being utterly fearless or world-weary? Or just a man in the archetypal, most prejudicial sense?
20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EUROPEAN BIKE WEEK
Published by RISER at September 01, 2017 in Articles
At the end of the summer it’s always eagerly anticipated with excitement – when passionate bikers are visiting the annual European Bike Week, the idyllic scenery around the Carinthian Lake Faak is filled with the distinctive, rumbling sound of the Harley engine.
THE WEISSBORN STORY. EPISODE 1: TURKEY
Published by RISER AMBASSADOR JOHANNES WEISSBORN at August 22, 2017 in Articles
The metropole at the Bosporus gives me a first taste of the asian continent that I’m about to discover by crossing the bridge. A door to a different world. There are loads of cars, a dynamic atmosphere. Everything is in movement, all the time...
GRAND PRIX OF AUSTRIA - CRAZY MEN DRIVING CRAZY FAST IN CIRCLES
Published by RISER at August 18, 2017 in Articles
Unlike every year before, we really have tickets for the Grand Prix of Austria. And we are excited. Of course - it is our first time to see a GP race live.
ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT - WIN ONE OF THREE HELMETS
Published by RISER at August 18, 2017 in Articles
All you need to do is answer one simple question. Every right answer has the chance to win one of the three helmets. More information and the question can be found when you click the link. We wish you good luck!
BEHIND THE SCENES - WHO IS BEHIND RISER?
Published by NORA DEJACO at August 09, 2017 in Articles
I write this from a very personal perspective, and hope to give you an idea about how it feels to be part of RISER. Before I started to work with RISER, my everyday world was almost as far away from coding as is the North Pole from Cape Town. But then it happened: The zone.
10 REASONS WHY THE SOUND OF VESPAS IS SIMPLY AWESOME
Published by RISER at August 09, 2017 in Articles
For everyone who doesn’t drive a motorcycle, bikes are just a pain in the ass because they’re so loud. Here in Vienna the situation is still quite easy: mopeds, mofas, motorcycles - you encounter them everywhere in the city but at the same time the cars are still in majority...
PATAGONIA ADVENTURE DIARIES PART ONE
Published by RISER AMBASSADOR Agustin Yaconis at August 07, 2017 in Articles
In the past, there was so much solitude and quiet here. But with time, Patagonia has been more often visited by travellers, explorers and adventurers - and the forgotten areas became thriving touristic places with picturesque landscapes: Lakes, mountains, glaciers, high cliff coasts and desert like Pampa turned into the attractions of the region...
THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES: A MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE OF ITS OWN KIND
Published by Max Brustbauer at August 03, 2017 in Articles
“Travelling is the yearning after life,” as a quote by Kurt Tucholsky says. Thus, life’s premise shouldn’t be just living for the moment but experiencing life with great awareness and consciousness.
MOTORCYCLE DIY #1 WITH NCT-MOTORCYCLES
Published by David Widmann at August 01, 2017 in Articles
It somehow seems crazy what David Widmann has built from scratch. Founded in the middle of nowhere, the Carinthian countryside, the young entrepreneur’s motorcycle repair shop started selling bikes of all types around the globe under the brand name of NCT Motorcycles Custom Bikes.
PUCH, OUR LOVE!
Published by Max Brustbauer at July 27, 2017 in Articles
“That´s the blessing with these things, they were so well constructed, they never break… while this became a curse for the company at the same time,” says Michael. Type: shoulder length straight brown hair, mirrored sunglasses, washed out blue Levi’s jeans, white T-shirt stained with little drips of oil, and the mechanic I trust.
THE WEISSBORN STORY: A MOTORCYCLE TRIP AROUND THE GLOBE
Published by Riser at July 14, 2017 in Articles
We met Johannes incidentally: Someone told us, that there was a guy who wanted to drive around the globe with nothing but his motorcycle. Every motorcycle enthusiast’s dream you’d say. But many of them never do it...
SELLAJOCH CLOSED? FOR THE SAKE OF NATURE
Published by Riser at July 12, 2017 in Articles
The Sella Pass isn’t a South Tyrolean landmark, after all. The Pass is located east of Bozen and connects the valley of Gröden with the valley of Fassa. The highest point of the Pass is at 2.218 m above sea level...
BIKES, BIKES, BIKES - INTERMOT 2016
Published by Riser at October 05, 2016 in Articles
Fall season means a boom regarding the presentation of new bikes for the upcoming season. With more than 1000 exhibitors, the Intermot at Cologne is one of the biggest stages for presentations of new motorcycles.
19th EUROPEAN BIKE WEEK 2016 AT FAAKER SEE
Published by Riser at August 20, 2016 in Articles
Only 17 days more to go until the legendary annual European Bike Week at the Faaker See officially starts. With more than 70,000 bikes and far more than 100,000 visitors, the Bike Week is one of the biggest motorcycle festivals in the World...
THE PERFECT PLAYLIST FOR THE PERFECT MOTORCYCLE RIDE
Published by RISER at August 16, 2016 in Articles
A perfect motorcycle trip is not only about the biking itself - it is also about the moments when you revive your trip with your friends. In the best case with a fresh beer. Or soda. But under no circumstances...
BIKES AND BARBECUE: NCT GRAND OPENING
Published by Riser at July 18, 2016 in Articles
Only five days left. The bike manufacturing company NCT (National Custom Tech) from Carinthia celebrates its grand opening. And if you expect something like a simple store opening or an open house day - you are completely wrong...
MOTO GUZZI GARAGE DAYS 2016
Published by Riser at July 09, 2016 in Articles
From the 9th to the 31st of July, Moto Guzzi invites its fans and guzzisti to visit their dealers in Germany and Austria to see the V9 Garage Accessoires. They offer great discounts on complete kits and original Moto Guzzi parts.
RISER - THE MOBILE APP FOR BIKERS
Published by Riser at June 23, 2016 in Articles
Finally. After two years of development and countless cups of coffee, our brand new RISER app is now available. What started with the idea to exchange routes with like minded people, is now much more with lots of additional functionality...
MASTERS OF DIRT - HIGHER, FURTHER, HIGHER, HIGHER...
Published by Riser at April 07, 2016 in Articles
Their aim since 2003: organize and create the craziest and most stunning motocross show in the world. Hard to achieve but the guys from „Masters of Dirt“ definitely nailed it. One year ago they had a stunning show...
PERFECT START IN THE FIRST FREE PRACTICE GP OF QATAR
Published by Riser at March 17, 2016 in Articles
Yamaha with a perfect start at the first free practice at the Grand Prix of Qatar. Fastest man on the track: Jorge Lorenzo with a lap time of 1:55:440 exceeding Rossi by 0.267 seconds. Iannone finisehd third, 0.029 seconds behind Rossi.
PORTRAIT: MARC MARQUEZ
Published by Riser at March 04, 2016 in Articles
If you are awarded one of the major sport prizes at the age of 21 - that`s pretty awesome - or you are Mark Marquez. Besides, Valentino Rossi won this price twice. Sounds cruel? Tendentious? Who senses a little aversion?
MXGP 2016 - SEASON OPENING IN KATAR
Published by Riser at February 28, 2016 in Articles
This years motocross motocross world championships starts with a little sensation. Nineteen year old Tim Gajser from Slovenia wins the season opening in fastest class with his Honda CRF460RW and writes history...
PORTRAIT: VALENTINO „THE GOAT“ ROSSI
Published by Max at February 24, 2016 in Articles
The „Dottore“ is not a real doctor? Just because Italians are as focused on titles as we Austrians are? Nope, Valentino Rossi is a real doctor, the University of Urbino gave him that honorary degree. And if you are nine-time world champion and only...
NEW VIDEO - ENDURO KeX TESTING NEW BIKE
Published by RISER at February 17, 2016 in Articles
The guys from Enduro KeX are testing the Beta RR300 RACING. And of course with crashes and fails - funny as always. Meanwhile more than 300k people are following them on youtube and other channels. Definitely worth watchiing it.
OFFICINE ROSSOPURO - CUSTOM MADE IN ITALY
Published by RISER at February 09, 2016 in Articles
The history of the design forge starts back in 1993. With creativity and for love of design Filippo Barbacane decides to turn his passion into a career and settles down in the region Abruzzen near Pescara.
YARD BUILT SPECIAL - XV 950 BY GS MASHIN
Published by RISER at February 01, 2016 in Articles
Some time ago, Yamaha started a program called “Yard Built” and provides a platform for customizers all around the world to create their very own special Yamaha bike, the so called “Yard Built Specials” and further giving them the opportunity to then sell...
CATWALK - YAMAHA GOES FASHION WEEK
Published by RISER at January 25, 2016 in Articles
At the first Milan Fashion Week of 2016, Yamaha was official partner of the extraordinary show of the Belgian designer Dirk Bikkemberg. With the catwalk in style of the "Dark Side of Japan", MT motorcycles posed between...
FINALLY - THE 18th EUROPEAN BIKE WEEK HAS BEGUN
Published by RISER at September 08, 2015 in Articles
This year, the European Bike Week , which is also often simply referred to popularly as Harley-Meeting, takes place the 18th time. Just in time with the start of the event there is also a weather upswing.