New Delhi: Goa is set to play grand hosts to thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts who make the journey to the city of sun, sand and celebrations, from all across the country and some from even across the world. After 3 successful editions, Harley-Davidson India is back with the most-anticipated event of the year – the 4th India H.O.G. Rally!
Whether it is celebrating the H.O.G. brotherhood and the passion for motorcycling, motorcycles, customization, or simply living it up at the India Bike Week, nobody does it better than Harley-Davidson India. So as you get ready to rev-up to join the biggest biking festival, here is a quick guide for all the things you need to look out for during the 4th India H.O.G. Rally and India Bike Week 2016:
Legend on Tour – In a bid to provide greater accessibility to the brand enthusiasts, Harley-Davidson India is launching its one-of-a-kind dealership – the ‘Legend on Tour’. This never-before-seen experiential facility will feature authentic Harley-Davidson motorcycle accessories and parts and state-of-the-art sound systems and screens. It will also have a number of experiences that will have both enthusiasts and newcomers embracing the Harley-Davidson brand. The ‘Legend on Tour’ will make its first pit-stop at Mumbai, followed by Pune, Goa and Coimbatore in the month of March.
Book your personal authorized Harley-Davidson tour – Motorcycle enthusiasts now stand a chance to ride across Canada, US and France. All they need to do is book their personal Harley-Davidson motorcycle tours with Twin Wings Travel Private Limited at the Harley-Davidson experiential zone this year during India Bike Week 2016.
Feast your eyes on the complete Harley-Davidson 2016 line-up – The festival goers will be able to see first-hand the complete line-up of Harley-Davidson India’s 2016 motorcycles, including the recently launched Sportster® 1200 Custom and the iconic Road King®.
Demo Ride your favorite Harley-Davidson motorcycle – The battle between the head and the heart just got a lot more interesting! This edition, the entire 2016 Harley-Davidson India fleet will be available, with a dedicated Sportster and Touring section, during the festival for riders to experience their favorite Harley-Davidson Motorcycles at the India Bike Week.
Hear the roar of thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycles at the 4th India H.O.G. Rally Parade – This year engines will roar and chromes will gleam and bike lovers will get to witness thousands of roaring Harleys as owners ride into India Bike Week in the official Harley-Davidson Parade on 19th February at 1 PM. Organized each year, for the India H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) Rally, H.O.G. members and Harley owners ride into Goa from across the country in what has become an annual pilgrimage or a ‘must do’ ride of the year.
Watch out for the Champions of Custom – A stellar display of customized Harley-Davidson motorcycle awaits the brand enthusiasts as customers and dealers compete for the title of the ‘Best Customized Bike’. Enthusiasts can visit the Harley-Davidson Experience Zone at IBW to see jaw dropping customized versions of the Harley-Davidson Iron 883TM, done by Harley-Davidson dealerships for the H.O.G. Dealer Custom Contest. Individual riders from all over India and with showcase their one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and compete for the grand prize of the H.O.G. Custom Contest – tickets to the 76th Annual 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
The Big 5 riders’ descend – Blood, sweat, dirt and thousands of miles clocked on two wheels – that is what epic tales are made of! This edition of the 4th India H.O.G. Rally will see a whooping 125 H.O.G. members being awarded the illustrious ‘Big 5 Patch’. It is awarded to riders who complete all four zonal rallies and the national H.O.G. rally in Goa within a year. The Big 5 patch commends riders on their passion and spirit for biking and spanning thousands of kilometers across the country. So keep an eye out for these motorcyclists and don’t miss on the chance to hear the tales which might appear too adventurous to be real!
Chapter of the Year – 2016 – The intent of a Harley-Davidson Chapter 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 organize 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’ is awarded to the most active chapter, and for the collective effort and contributions made by the members in their chapter in one year.
Dress-up in the authentic 4th I.H.R. gear – Harley-Davidson is a lot more than just riding, it is an attitude that you proudly wear on your sleeve and emblazon on your chest. This year, festival goers will get a chance to display their inner rebel with the signature Harley-Davidson merchandise, crafted specially for the 4th India H.O.G. Rally.
Give your Harley dream a 3-D reality– This year, brand enthusiasts will have the golden opportunity to walk away with a personalized Harley-Davidson figurine. So do visit the Harley-Davidson experience zone, and turn your Harley-Davidson dream into a 3-D reality!
Amongst other things, don’t forget to enjoy the first-hand experience of sitting atop a roaring Harley-Davidson motorcycle through the Harley-Davidson Jumpstart and get inked in true biker fashion at the Harley-Davidson experience zone.
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