Thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycles took over 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 country’s 13 chapters bound by passion for motorcycling and the freedom of the open road got together.
The roads leading from Baga to Vagator witnessed the biggest riding spectacle of the week, the traditional HOG 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.
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 1,000 proud Harley owners riding together from across the country. HOG rallies form the core of the shared brand experience and provide an opportunity to experience the best of the Harley-Davidson lifestyle.”
Bengal Harley-Davidson (Kolkata) won the Chapter of the Year 2013, a platform to honour the most active chapter and celebrate the camaraderie between chapter members and their dealer sponsors. 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.