When you spot more than 5 Harley Davidson motorbikes on the roads of Goa at the same time, know that something big is happening. Harley-Davidson India is hosting its biggest H.O.G. Rally in Goa. It started on the 16th of February and will end today.
About 3000 H.O.G. members from 26 Chapters are participating in the celebration.
H.O.G India Rally continues to evolve and curate exciting experiences for the growing H.O.G. community in the country.
A scenic rally site by the sea, India’s premiere comedy-rock band Vir Das’ Alien Chutney, a custom motorcycle zone and thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycles cruising the streets in unison set the tone for the five-year celebrations of the rally.
Every year, H.O.G. members display their customization skills and translate their vision of individuality, rebellion, and freedom. A hit among the participants called the Custom Champion Contest.
The riders are competing for a grand prize that is tickets to the 77th Annual 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Devendra Chugh from Indore won the H.O.G. Custom Champion contest in 2016 and got to attend the Sturgis motorcycle rally.
The Big 5 riders’ descend – Five H.O.G. rallies are held every year in India, four zonal rallies – Western H.O.G. Rally (W.H.R.), Eastern H.O.G. Rally (E.H.R.), Northern H.O.G. Rally (N.H.R.), Southern H.O.G. Rally (S.H.R.)and one National rally – H.O.G. India Rally.
Once a rider has attended all 5 Marquee events in one calendar year- they earn themselves a patch and the coveted title of ‘BIG FIVE’.
Riders are commended on their passion and spirit for biking and spanning thousands of kilometres across the country by The Big 5 patch.
This year, 130 members out of the strong 12000 H.O.G. members in India have completed the BIG FIVE! That makes more than 300 members completing the BIG 5 till date.
The TRIPLE FIVE have arrived –
If Big Five wasn’t enough, 8 H.O.G. members are on their way to join the ‘TRIPLE FIVE’ honour. All these riders from across India have covered 1 lakh plus kilometres individually on their Harleys.
Chapter of the Year – 2017 – The intent of H.O.G.® is to ride and have fun with like-minded individuals who have a passion for motorcycling and the brand.
Each year, all the Chapters in the country organise multiple events and ride out to various locations in the quest for the coveted ‘Chapter of the Year’ trophy.
The prestigious H.O.G. ‘Chapter of the year’ award goes to the most active chapter. For the collective effort and contributions made by the members in their chapter in one year.
The Harley Owners Group (H.O.G) draws like-minded Harley-Davidson riders together to fuel their adventure instincts. The H.O.G., formed 33 years ago ignited this way of life. With nearly 1 million members and more than 1,400 chapters in 140 countries, H.O.G. is the official riding club of Harley-Davidson.
And the world’s largest rider club, providing its members with rewarding benefits and unique experiences that enhance their motorcycling experience.
It was formed in India in 2012 and since then it has brought together 12000 H.O.G. members from across the country who are fulfilling their dreams of personal freedom.
Harley Davidson motorcycles and H.O.G go together for those who are looking to discover more and believe more is much about moments as it is about the kilometres ridden.
Riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is a unique experience. And there is no other motorcycle that can duplicate its look, sound or feel.