Published on January 12th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Harley-Davidson Held Asia’s First Ever Virtual HOG Rally
With the coronavirus pandemic forcing all manufactures to take their live events online, Harley-Davidson Asia Emerging Markets recently organized its first-ever virtual Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) rally. Attended by over 700 members and 11,000 enthusiasts across Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, the event managed to garner over 77,000 views.
Broadcasted live on Harley-Davidson’s official Facebook page, the 90-minute virtual rally was filled to the brim with exciting activities, starting with a welcome address by Sajeev Rajasekharan, Managing Director of Harley-Davidson, Asia Emerging Markets & India.
Viewers were then treated to a video of H.O.G. community embarking on various rides throughout the past year, followed by conversations with host and comedian, Rishi Budhrani, and trivia sessions where attendees won themselves some attractive prizes. Wrapping up the rally were performances by Singaporean duo Jack & Rai and Thai Rockabilly band, TRIX ‘O’TREAT.
As for this year, the company says that it will reveal a range of new models in an upcoming virtual launch event.
Harley-Davidson Asia Emerging Markets held its first-ever virtual Harley Owners Group (H.O.G®) rally last on Friday, 8 January 2021. A gathering of Harley-Davidson owners and fans that bonds the riding community together through passion, identity and brand loyalty, the virtual rally included an engaging line-up of activities. In a 90-minute show broadcasted live on Harley-Davidson’s Facebook Page (@harleydavidsonasia), the rally celebrated the community’s shared passion for freedom and adventure, attended live by over 700 of H.O.G® members and 11,000 motorcycling enthusiasts across Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. With this event the brand also reached out to motoring enthusiasts outside the H.O.G® community, welcoming all to the Harley-Davidson brand of freedom and adventure.
Watch the recording of the LIVE H.O.G Virtual Rally at: www.facebook.com/harleydavidsonasia/videos/400007251325209.
The virtual rally, which garnered over 77,000 views was kick-started by Mr. Sajeev Rajasekharan, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson, Asia Emerging Markets & India with a welcome address for the riding community: “Harley-Davidson has always thrived upon sharing experiential events with our riders. With the physical barriers, we wanted to find a way to transcend borders and continue to connect with our riders. By hosting this virtually, riders across Asia can all unite and reignite the sense of camaraderie and love for freedom and adventure.”
Setting the tone for the evening, this was followed by a video of H.O.G® community and their most memorable rides in 2020, showcasing their love and passion for adventure on two-wheels. Celebrating self-expression, viewers at the virtual rally were asked to vote for their favourite custom bike by creative Harley-Davidson owners, where Benedict Ang with his 2018 Iron 883™, from the H.O.G. Davao Chapter, took home a custom plaque. Riders from the community were also featured in conversations with host and comedian, Rishi Budhrani to share more about their love for adventure and their thoughts about belonging to this passionate community. Attractive prizes were also given out during the trivia segments where viewers were challenged to a series of questions on the brand. The evening continued with exciting performances by Singaporean duo Jack & Rai as well as popular Thai Rockabilly band, TRIX ‘O’TREAT.
All attendee H.O.G. members who registered during the live show will be presented with the first-ever virtual rally patch, redeemable at local dealerships and discounts off selected Harley-Davidson general merchandise.
More Exciting News from Harley-Davidson
During the exclusive H.O.G® insider segment, Harley-Davidson leaders addressed viewers and shared exclusive details about the upcoming Model Year 2021 virtual launch event. An experience unlike any other in the brand’s 118-year history, riders will be able to have a first-hand preview of new motorcycles as well as hear from Harley-Davidson leaders, bike designers, engineers and apparel makers.
To join the event, please register here.