The international bikers’ festival in Minsk would have been just another closing of the motorcycle season 2016 were it not for the biker who headed the rally this Saturday – Alexander Lukashenko on a Harley.
The event started the Mound of Glory Memorial, 21 km from Minsk. Alexander Lukashenko met with officials of the Harley-Davidson headquarters and heads of H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) offices from Europe and the CIS.
Then Belarus president drove his Harley-Davidson from there to Nemiga past the city centre. His youngest son Nikolai, 12, was on the passenger seat behind him. President’s eldest son Victor also drove one of the bikes in the column.
The moto Alexander Lukashenko drove is Harley Davidson Touring Electra Glide Classic FLHTC.
The model is rather old and was produced in 2009-2012. For the first time the Belarusian leader was seen driving the same motocycle in 2009.
It appears that he drove the same vehicle this weekend, though now the bike has aerography on the front fairing.
This year’s edition of the international bikers’ festival was the biggest in the number of participants. About three thousand bikers from 15 states – Belarus, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Finland and others – joined the rally.
As the column arrived at the Palace of Sports, a show of police cars began there. Belarusian and Russian road police were demonstrating their skills in driving cars.
The performance was followed by a concert of a Latvian rock band Brainstorm, Russian and Belarusain bands.
On the other side of the road guests of the event could watch test-drives of Harleys and take pics on cool motorbikes.
The moto season closed in the evening with a colourful fireworks display.
Pictures: TUT.BY, president.gov.by.