Thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycles took to the streets of Goa again when the India Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally returned to the city. The rumble of motorcycle engines echoed as more than 1,000 HOG members from the 13 chapters in India bound by passion for motorcycling and the freedom of the open road got together when the brotherhood beckoned, according to a company statement.
The roads leading from Baga to Vagator witnessed the biggest riding spectacle of the week, the traditional H.O.G. Rally Parade, a striking display of roaring metal and flashing chrome. It was graced by the presence of Frank Savage, from Harley-Davidson’s Product Development Center in Wisconsin and the industrial design and styling lead for Harley-Davidson’s new Street™ platform.
The celebrations were unbound as the new Harley-Davidson Street 750™ was unveiled at the event, receiving a thundering response from owners and enthusiasts.
Sharing his enthusiasm for the second edition of the India HOG Rally, Anoop Prakash, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India, said, “In just its second year, the India National HOG Rally was hugely successful with more than 1000 proud Harley owners riding together from across the country. HOG Rallies form the core of the shared brand experience and provides an opportunity to experience the best of the Harley-Davidson lifestyle. The overwhelming response that we received for the rally stands as testimony to our success in India and the relationship Harley-Davidson enjoys among its customers. It’s a delight to see one out of every four motorcycles that we have sold in India since our beginning in 2010present here today!”
Bengal Harley-Davidson (Kolkata) won the Chapter of the Year – 2013, a platform to honor the most active chapter and celebrate the camaraderie between chapter members and their dealer sponsors. The company also honoured HOG members who attended all four Zonal HOG Rallies – North, South, East and West, and the National HOG Rally. Riders who attend all five rides in one calendar year are honored with the special recognition of the Big 5 patch. The Big 5 patch awardees for this year are Saurin Shah from Nine Bridges Harley-Davidson (Ahmedabad) and Sambit Patra from Bengal Harley- Davidson (Kolkata)
The festival also witnessed the HOG Custom Contest, a nationwide search to discover the best customised Harley-Davidson among customers from each of the five families of H-D motorcycles – Sportster, Dyna, Softail, V-Rod and Touring. Live music, friendly competition and good times were enjoyed by all until late into the night, and the fun in the sun continues today with the start of India Bike Week.
Harley-Davidson India is proud to lead the way for leisure motorcycling in India and to associate with groundbreaking events like India Bike Week for motorcycling enthusiasts nationwide. The response has been overwhelming, with bikers from all over the country.
Harley-Davidson India commenced operations in August 2009 and appointed its first dealership in July 2010. The Company offers eleven models in its line-up in India, in addition to a full range of genuine parts, accessories, and general merchandise, available through its authorized dealerships. Harley-Davidson India is headquartered at Gurgaon, Haryana, and has an assembly unit at Bawal, Haryana. At present we have 13 dealerships across India- New Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Indore, Pune, Goa and Jaipur. Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at h-d.com. For more information, visit the Harley-Davidson India web site at harley-davidson.in, Facebook page and YouTube pages.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at .h-d.com.