HOG HITS THE BEND – Street Rider Journal

Hundreds of Harley-Davidson followers are descending on Adelaide for the Annual Nationwide H.O.G. Rally.

Members of the general public can get a look-in, try the press launch from Harley-Davidson…


Girls and gents, begin your engines; Harley-Davidson’s 2023 Nationwide H.O.G. Rally is right here! With the Motor Firm celebrating its one hundred and twentieth Anniversary in the identical 12 months as H.O.G. celebrates 40 years of neighborhood, 1000’s of devoted Harley-Davidson homeowners are descending on The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia for probably the most exhilarating weekend of the 12 months.

Operating from September 22th to twenty fourth, the 2023 Nationwide H.O.G. Rally guarantees to be an unmissable expertise for all H.O.G. Members, with a excessive octane lineup each on and off the monitor. H.O.G. Members can expertise non-public monitor periods, chapter video games and a drag race showdown on provide, alongside the famend Thunder Run, tech and vendor shows and an all-too-enticing dwell live performance.

There may even be one ingredient of the Rally open to members of the general public to absorb one in all Australia’s best spectacles; the enduring Harley-Davidson Thunder Run which can happen on Saturday twenty third September at The Bend. Everybody with a love of glittering chrome, glowing paint and rumbling engines is invited to return all the way down to see over 1,500 Harley-Davidson® bikes up shut and private as they put together to embark on a parade of epic proportions.

Harley-Davidson has lengthy established itself as one of many world’s most iconic and lifestyle-driven manufacturers, with its affect evident in each product and expertise they provide. This occasion is the end result of a year-long celebration, marking a big chapter in Harley-Davidson’s 120-year legacy.

Talking concerning the occasion, Nigel Keough Managing Director Harley-Davidson ANZ mentioned: “The Bend is the proper location to mark 120 years of Harley-Davidson and 40 years of H.O.G in Australia. It’s a central location for many members, whether or not you’re East or West coast, and someplace we’ve not been earlier than. The ability itself can be one thing you simply should expertise to actually perceive. So far as motorsport venues in Australia, I don’t know if there’s one higher… from the monitor, to the resort, pit garages and basic infrastructure, it’s so accommodating and I believe our members will get pleasure from it.”

The Harley Homeowners Group is open to all Harley-Davidson homeowners in addition to household & pals of Harley-Davidson homeowners internationally who share a ardour for driving. By becoming a member of an area chapter, members can signal as much as unique advantages corresponding to H.O.G. occasions that take advantage of out of their possession expertise.


H.O.G. Rally Occasions


The Thunder Run is aptly named, with the rumble of a whole bunch of Harley-Davidson bikes usually louder than thunder itself. This 12 months the experience route will start with all collaborating bikes parked alongside the size of the beginning/end straight, earlier than taking off for a single lap across the circuit. Whereas the experience itself is just open to registered H.O.G. Members who’re attending the occasion, members of the general public with a love of glittering chrome, glowing paint and rumbling engines, are invited to return all the way down to see over 1,500 Harley-Davidson® bikes up shut and private as they put together to embark on a parade of epic proportions. Onlookers will be capable of soak within the sights, sounds and ambiance from the Skydeck above the principle pit construction because the Thunder Run unfolds. Earplugs or earmuffs for youths or anybody with delicate listening to are extremely really helpful because the sound of over 1,000 roaring engines shall be loud.


H.O.G. is concerning the bikes simply as a lot as it’s concerning the neighborhood, and H.O.G. members can have the chance to indicate off their rides with the customary Present’n’Shine. Classes are based mostly on Harley-Davidson mannequin households and shall be an unimaginable showcase of motorbike magnificence from the previous 120 years. Members and their rides shall be duking it out for class honours and the trophies that include it, however actually, it’s the sense of pleasure that drives these girls and gents.


A spotlight of any rally, the chapter video games are the Olympics of the Harley-Davidson world. This 12 months’s chapter video games will see previous favorite contests return, together with some futuristic modifications. A chapter video games win is a rarity and the chance to be topped nationwide champion will imply there shall be a wholesome dose of competitors all through.


The 2 South Australian H.O.G. chapters have taken their internet hosting duties to coronary heart and have curated plenty of guided rides to showcase the breathtaking native area. From countless open roads to scenic river routes and picturesque farms, the South Australian countryside guarantees an enormous assortment of memorable cruises.


No celebration is full with out a occasion, so Harley-Davidson is throwing an enormous one on the Saturday evening of the occasion. The principle stage will come alive with dwell music acts specifically curated to rev your engines.

Headlined by iconic Aussie rock stars, The Angels, the occasion is certain to proceed into the late hours of the evening because the hits preserve coming. Different beloved acts taking to the stage embody Richard Clapton, fan favourites The Screaming Eagles and a Skyhooks Tribute band replete with unique member Bob “Bongo” Starkie.

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