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Perth Chapter, Harley Owners Group, Western Australia.

 

 

 

  1. What is HOG... ?
  2. What do I get for my money ... ?
  3. Do I need to join HOG International ... ?
  4. I have never ridden in a group before...
  5. How do I join ... ?
  6. When and where do you all meet ... ?

What is HOG ... ?

Harley-Davidson established the Harley Owners Group in 1983 in response to a growing desire by Harley riders for an organised way to share their passion and show their pride. By 1985, 49 local chapters had sprouted around the United States, with a total membership of 60,000.

Rapid growth continued into the 1990s, and in 1991 H.O.G. officially went international, with the first official European H.O.G. Rally in Cheltenham, England. Worldwide membership numbered 151,600, with 685 local chapters.

As the '90s continued, HOG hysteria spread into Asia, including new chapters in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. By 1999, worldwide membership had hit the half-million mark, and the number of local chapters totalled 1,157. Today, almost one million members make HOG the largest factory-sponsored motorcycle organisation in the world, and it shows absolutely no signs of slowing down.

What does the future hold? No one can say for sure, but from here the road ahead looks long, wide open, winding, and scenic with lots of new friends to make along the way. So why not Join HOG now and come explore it with us? We promise you'll enjoy the ride.

"Ride and Have Fun."

As the name states it's for Harley owners, supported by the Harley Davidson Motor company, local distributors and dealers; It’s a genuine family group designed to cater for families. It is not an Outlaw Motorcycle Club and it's not for everyone but that's OK, it's one of the things that make HOG special, it's for the guy or girl who loves to ride their Harley and share their experience with friends and family. It’s about having fun and truly enjoying yourself with people from all walks of life and social background, bound by the experience of adventure that only a Harley-Davidson can provide.

The members range in age from 19 to 90 and throughout the world it is the largest motorcycle club of its kind. It costs AU$75 Currency Converter for HOG International and $50 for your local chapter.

For this you directly receive from HOG International a membership card, patch, badge and membership manual. You also receive an Australia & New Zealand Touring Handbook, complete with detailed maps of the country as well as showing where Harley-Davidson dealers are located, as well as 6 issues of the magazine HOG each year.

Joining the Perth Chapter you will receive a newsletter every two months as well as having the backup vehicle present on most rides outside the metro area. In the unlikely situation you should break down, your bike will be transported to a suitable destination free of charge (or back home). Not to mention yourself and any baggage etc.

You become eligible for the Fly and Ride program, that's the comparatively inexpensive hire of Harley-Davidson motorcycles at selected locations around the world, insurance is included and special souvenirs accompany the motorcycle. There is even a HOG Travel Center to assist with travel arrangements and flight bookings within the USA. You also have the opportunity to participate in reward programs such as The ABC's of Touring, Ladies of Harley, Motorcycling Memories, Mileage Merit and Safe Rider Skills as well as the right to attend HOG Rallies around the world.

Each month our chapter holds a major day run, a social night and a chapter meeting. There are usually overnight runs and a State Rally in every state of Australia annually, the National HOG Rally moves from state to state each year and you have the right to attend all these events and if you think your money stops there you're wrong.

Part of the money you pay for HOG International is also channeled back to your country and local chapters by way of subsidies. That's right, cash subsidies for local chapters, State and National Rallies, even gifts that are used as prizes at these rallies not to mention such things as bunting, banners and rally badges.

Believe me the benefits don't stop there but, and this is where it gets really ironic, being a member of HOG. is just like owning a Harley. The more you use it the greater the personal return. These rallies I mentioned are only good value if you go, just like the local chapter events.
When you do go you discover HOG standards are high, be it the facilities, food, activities, or location.


So value for dollar I reckon you’re at about 200%.

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What do I get for my money ... ?

For the answer to that click here!

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Do I need to join HOG International ... ?

Yes. To be a member of your local chapter you must be a financial member of HOG International.

If you bought your bike new from Fraser Motorcycles you should have got 12 months free International Membership, if not then you can apply online here. Back to Top


How do I join ... ?

The easiest way to join is to download the form here Click here .

Note you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Get Adobe Reader

Then just print it off, fill it in and send it off to the address at the bottom of the application form.

First you must be a financial member of HOG International to be eligible to join your local chapter.
(If you have just purchased a new Harley-Davidson from a registered dealer you will automatically receive 12 months free International Membership.



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I have never ridden in a group before...

If you have never ridden in group formation before don't worry we have regular Intro Rides on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Everyone is welcome and there is no individual criticism of riders. We also answer questions you may have about HOG.

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When and where do you all meet ... ?

The Perth Chapter has meetings on the second Monday of every month starting at 7.30pm.

Our meeting place is on our ''What's On' page Our meeting starts at 7.30pm sharp.

If you want to find out more about HOG, come down to Frasers on a Saturday morning.

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