Harley-Davidson’s Snow Hill Climb is set to debut at X Games Aspen 2018 – sitting alongside skiing, snowboarding and other action-sports.
Riders will line up side-by-side atop modified high-torque twin-cylinder Harley’s with an extended swingarm and wider frame for a head-to-head race. The first racer to ride the length of the SuperPipe and clear the finish line at the top will take the win.
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The riders invited to compete in the Harley-Davison Snow Hill Climb are Logan Mead, Logan Cipala, Austin Cardwell, Jake Anstett, Dan Lauters, Josh Mueller, Louie Lauters and Travis Whitlock.
“There’s a story behind every mile you ride on your Harley-Davidson, and I’m honored to be one of the first to ride mine up the Snow Hill Climb during X Games 2018,” said Josh Mueller, who’ll be racing a modified Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle. “History will be made in Aspen, and every athlete will look on with envy as we race up the SuperPipe.”
“For 115 years H-D riders from all walks of life have expressed their freedom from the seat of America’s favorite motorcycle, so it’s natural for us to continue to blaze trails – this time off the road and in the snow,” said Scott Beck, Harley-Davidson director of marketing. “We’ve raced the ice and climbed virtually every kind of hill, and the Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb is another way for us to grow the sport of motorcycling. We know our riders, and X Games fans and athletes alike share a passion for adrenaline and speed.”
The gold-and-bronze-medal rounds of Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb will air on January 28 on ESPN – while preliminary rounds and qualifying will be streamed on www.facebook.com/harley-davidson.