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2020 Quail Motorcycle Gathering Will Celebrate 50th Anniversaries of Harley-Davidson XR750, MV AGUSTA 750S & BMW /5

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The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will return this year to Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, Calif. The 12th annual rendition of this event, held Saturday, May 16, will feature four classes alongside gourmet food, manufacturers' product demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages. Three of the featured classes will be celebrating 50 years of the Harley-Davidson XR750, MV Agusta 750 and BMW /5; the one new non-motorcycle class features hot rods and classic cars.

The most dominant production race bike ever built, the XR750 was the steed of choice for household names including Mert Lawwill, Cal Rayburn and Jay Springsteen. It was most widely popularized, however, by world-famous daredevil Evil Knievel. The MV Agusta 750S is frequently counted among the most beautiful motorcycles - with under 600 examples built, a class featuring several examples of this Italian bike is a rare sight indeed. Beloved by a great following of enthusiasts and customizers, the BMW /5 series of motorcycles were the first to be manufactured entirely in Berlin (from 1970 to 1973) and featured electric starting and telescopic forks.

New to 2020, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will present the Arlen Ness Memorial Award to a custom motorcycle builder in honor of the late Arlen Ness, 2018 Legend of the Sport.

“The Quail Motorcycle Gathering offers an unparalleled experience featuring the rarest vintage and modern bikes in addition to leading motorcycle manufacturers and top lifestyle brands,” said Gordon McCall, Director of Motorsports for The Peninsula Signature Events. “We are thrilled to celebrate the golden anniversaries of three very influential motorcycles as well as welcome an entirely new class of hot rods and classic cars to appeal to a more diverse crowd of motoring enthusiasts. We expect the 2020 event to be one of the best gatherings to date.”

As usual, the show will take place at Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, Calif. In addition to varied activities for guests of all ages, those attending the show are welcome to enjoy farm-to-table Mexican cuisine and products from motorcycle lifestyle vendors. Children, families and pets are all welcome.

For the first time, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering is offering General Public Admission Only Tickets at $55. These include parking and gear valet service for those riding a motorcycle to the event. Food and beverage options will be provided by the Quail Lodge culinary team in the new concessions pavilion.  General Public Admission + Hospitality Tickets are $90 and include a gourmet lunch in a private seating area inclusive of a buffet of culinary delightments and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets are available online at Learn more about the event at