Words: Hasan Barakat, Photography: Dani Nehme
Over forty bikers gathered early today at Duseja Motorcycles UAE to participate in the 6th annual Lighting Run from Dubai to Jebel Yibir and back. With a hot cup of coffee in one hand and a light snack in the other, we mingled with the bikers and admired their beautiful rides which consisted of mainly Moto Guzzi’s, Triumphs and a few Aprilia’s and BMW’s thrown into the mix.
It was immensely pleasurable and informative talking with the members of the Guzzisti Arabia clan as they showed so much passion for and knowledge about their Guzzi’s (as some of them so lovingly called their bikes). They are all true ambassadors for the Moto Guzzi’s brand.
At 6:30 sharp; the group moved out and started the 135km journey towards Jebel Yibir. The group tested their riding skills on some of the most beautiful and challenging roads to reach the summit of the almost 1500m peak; the highest in the UAE. Some of the participating bikers were experiencing this type of riding for the first time; which must have been an added thrill to them.
Such a thrilling ride almost always results in hungry bikers. That hunger was satisfied with a pit stop in Umm Al Quwain for brunch before heading back to Dubai to end the day; looking forward to repeating this wonderful experience on the 7th Lighting Run next year.
Enjoy some of the moments Bike Nation Magazine captured for you and stay tuned for more photos, videos and special coverage of Guzzisti Arabia in our magazine’s 3rd issue coming to you soon.