1. – 3. September 2017
On 2 September 2017 Essenza – The Essence of Motorcycles entered the next round at Solitude Racetrack in Leonberg as part of Glemseck 101, the largest multi-brand and type-independent motorcycle open-air festival in Germany.
Tens of thousands of visitors, guests and participants who represent the full range of the motorcycle scene joined Glemseck 101 for three entire days. The legendary 1/8 mile sprints attract exciting and spectacular bikes from throughout Europe plus their brands and designers. Like last year the Essenza runs are considerd to be the climax of the sprint races at Glemseck 101.
Glemseck 101 – The Sprint
Saturday September 2 at 2pm the Essenza sprint at Glemseck 101 2017 started just in time. Each battle in the first round has been introduced by a training – rider against rider. After the test ride flag girl Laura sent 16 stunning motorcycles on the ancient Solitude race track for the real thing.
The Ducati Sport Classic of Unique Cycle Works passed her Italian rival, the Honda Transalp Custom named Cobra. Kawasaki’s Supersys won the “Turbo vs Displacement” race against Reunion’s Triumph Thruxton. The Lowride BMW RnineT was just a little faster than Kingston Custom’s Turbo-BMW R 80. Radical Guzzi’s 1200 saw chequered flag first. The over all winner of Essenza at Cafe Racer Festival in June, the Indian Scout Miracle Mike, today lost some horsepower. FCR Original and their Triumph Bobber were much faster than the Motoism Honda CX with just 500cc. Suzuki’s V Track made by Mellow wheeled and couldn’t beat the BMW Schwarzwerk. The Buell XB9 of Impossiblegarage lost against the brutal BMW R1200R of VTR Customs after two jump starts. And Intermot’s Walzwerk-Yamaha was pretty fast but couldn’t stand Seven Motors’ Guzzi.
So eight bikes entered the challenge of the next turn, four competitors won through the exciting semi-finals. At the end Francesca Gasperi on Kawasaki Versys called Supersys received fourth place, Leonardo Schingaro on Moto Guzzi V11 of Seven Motors occupied third. Another Guzzi. Radical Guzzi’s MGR 1200 with rider Stefan Bronold, won second and first winner was pro-rider Nate Kern on BMW RnineT Schwarzwerk.
The team of Essenza congratulates all winners and shouts out “Thank You” to all riders, customizers, importers, spectators, brands and everybody who joined Essenza.