Over 750 H.O.G members rode down from across the nation to the scenic Rann of Kutch as part of the 5th Western HOG Rally (W.H.R) on December 17-18, 2016. Led by Nine-Bridges Harley-Davidson Chapter, Ahmedabad, the 5th W.H.R saw strong participation of H.O.G. members from all 23 H.O.G. chapters as they cruised along on their Harleys covering several hundreds of kilometres across the length and the breadth of the nation.
The Nine-Bridges chapter hosted the rally ensuring a great time for the members. The 5th Western HOG Rally, organized exclusively by and for Harley owners, witnessed an exciting line-up of activities including the much-awaited custom contest.
Pranav Nanda, Dealer Principal, Nine-Bridges Harley-Davidson said, “We were extremely thrilled to host the 5th Western HOG Rally at Rann of Kutch offering scenic salt marshes, plenty of picturesque riding routes and a memorable time for our fellow H.O.G members. The roads leading to one of India’s most spectacular locations elevates the profile of the state as a destination for leisure riding. We witnessed participation from over 750 Harley-Davidson riders from across India and had a great time celebrating the spirit of brotherhood and camaraderie, something that Harley-Davidson is known for all over the world. At Nine-Bridges Harley-Davidson we look forward to welcoming more riders from Gujarat to the Harley-Davidson family.”
The highlight of the evening was the signature H.O.G.® Custom Contest where riders showcased the passion, creativity and inspiration they have put into their motorcycles. On winning the custom contest, Divyaraj Sinh Rana added, “Amongst the H.O.G. members, the Custom Contest is one of the most exciting highlights of the zonal H.O.G. rallies and it gives us a great opportunity to express ourselves and unleash our passion and creativity. I am elated that the hard work I put in for the contest has paid off and that I have won the contest. While each Harley-Davidson motorcycle is unique, through customization a rider is able to express his personal ideas and impressions and create something truly exceptional.”
In the last three years, Harley-Davidson India has undertaken strategic expansion in emerging cities like Guwahati, Ludhiana, Indore, Jaipur, Surat, Nagpur, Lucknow, Coimbatore to cater to motorcycle enthusiasts on the rise. Harley-Davidson will also soon be launching a dealership in Dehradun and the second dealership in New Delhi. Zonal H.O.G rallies are conducted at regular intervals for Harley-Davidson riders to gather, experience adventure and freedom of the open road. From organizing the event, to encouraging fellow riders to join the rally, the customer-led rallies are a true reflection of the passion the riders have for the brand and the H.O.G. brotherhood.