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Ride Report: Inside the surreal world of the Gumball 3000

Ride Report: Inside the surreal world of the Gumball 3000

Ride Report: The first ever motorcycle team at the Gumball 3000 rally
I’m making my way through parc fermé, with a Dodge Hellcat to my left and a Lamborghini Aventador to my right. In front of me, two Russians are handing a breathalyzer back and forth, trying to figure out who’s more eligible to drive.

This is the Gumball 3000, and I’m here on a motorcycle.

Ride Report: The first ever motorcycle team at the Gumball 3000 rally
For the uninitiated, the Gumball 3000 is a non-competitive (yeah, right) rally, aimed at wealthy folk in supercars. It has everything you can imagine: cars you’ll never own, stars you’ll never meet, people with more money than sense and massive parties. Everything, that is, except motorcycles.

Our friends at Harley-Davidson International (Harley’s primary non-US operation) wanted to find out why. So they got on board as a Gumball sponsor, entered a couple of bikes, and rang us up to find out if we wanted to tag along.…

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