Udaipur witnessed the full vigor of over 350 Harley Owners Group (HOG) members as they roared into Rajasthan for the third Western HOG Ride from March 8-10. Harley owners from across the 13 HOG Chapters in India rode into the city of lakes that formed the perfect back drop for the largest ever HOG ride in Rajasthan, according to a statement issued by the company.
The three day event, organised, exclusively for Harley owners had live rock music, a burnout zone, the newest Harley-Davidson merchandise on display, a tattoo zone, a motorcycle workshop, an arm wrestling competition and many other activities that kept the riders engaged. The key highlight of the event, of course, was the contest among riders for the ‘best customised’ motorcycles at the Ride. As the ride came to an end, emotions ran high amongst the HOGs as they bid adieu to new found friends and held on to some memorable experiences of the third Western HOG Ride.
Srikanth Panikar, Nine Bridges Chapter Ahmedabad said: “Having ridden across India, this was a very enchanting ride, simply because of the distinct terrain of this region. Three days of pure riding, fun with fellow riders and a whole lot of exciting activities adds to the quintessential charm of HOG rides where we get to bond with other members of the larger HOG family”.
Speaking about the ride, Anoop Prakash, Managing Director Harley-Davidson India said: “Harley-Davidson has been at forefront of nurturing leisure motorcycling in India. We recently inaugurated the Dunes Harley-Davidson dealership in Jaipur and it brings immense joy to us to be able to further spread the world-renowned Harley-sprit of camaraderie and culture between ridersinto the region. Our rallies form the core of the shared brand experience and provide an opportunity to experience the best of the Harley-Davidson lifestyle”.
The Harley Owners Group in India encompasses the true spirit of brotherhood and camaraderie, something that Harley-Davidson is renowned for, world over. Zonal HOG rides are conducted at regular intervals, for customers to meet, ride and experience adventure, self-expression and freedom of open roads.
With presence in over 120 countries and 1.3 Million members from across the world, HOG is one of the largest and most successful global communities bound together through common beliefs and a passion for biking. With participation from HOG chapters across India- the third edition of Western HOG Ride was a pan-India phenomenon.
Harley-Davidson India commenced operations in August 2009 and appointed its first dealership in July 2010. The Company offers 12 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. The company has 13 dealerships across India: New Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Indore, Pune, Goa and Jaipur. For more information, visit the Harley-Davidson India web site at harley-davidson.in, Facebook pageand YouTubepages.
Founded in 1983, the Harley Owners Group is the official riding club of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. HOG currently has more than one million members and over 1,400 chapters worldwide, making it the largest factory-sponsored motorcycle organisation in the world. HOG rallies are held around the globe to celebrate Harley-Davidson motorcycle riding. For more information about HOG, log onto hog.com.
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.