Kolkata Harley Owners Group (HOG) from road trips to Roxy: Harley Davidson’s and superbikes

The Harley Owners Group (HOG) Bengal chapter came into being in May 2012 coinciding with the Kolkata Harley Davidson dealership opening. Celebrating came naturally and the group embarked upon their 1st founder’s ride in Kolkata. At present, there are about 40 Harley riders in Kolkata and by 2012 end, that number is expected to spike to 100.

Passion and the need to ride sees group members usually venture out on Sunday early mornings. If you hear a group of biker’s roaring anywhere on NH2 highway towards Delhi road, you know the HOG’s aren’t far away. The Harley Owners Group (HOG) Bengal chapter has appointed 4 officers, namely Calcuttan’s Zubin Songadwala(Director), Srinivasan Viswanathan(Asst. Director), Umesh Parekh(Treasurer) and Navin Sehgal(Secretary).

Just last month saw Rana Roy Chowdhury, Ayush Chatruvedi, Ashish Ghosh and Navin Sehgal embark on an 1100kms road trip from Kolkata – Bhuvaneswar – Konark. Last weekend was bike night at Roxy (Park Street). The June 29th event also saw super bike owners in attendance as guests by invitation only. Kolkata HOG’s are making every attempt to plan a plethora of future rides and safety measures are never beyond discussion. For the curious, Kolkata HOG’s are now busy planning their first Bengal Ride in September 2012, and the Eastern Ride is scheduled between 15th Nov and 15th Dec. On Speaking with Irfan Ahmed, we were notified that the Kolkata Harley Dealership has sold over 30 units in its first month, and that isn’t a small number.

A conversation with Arunima Banerjee after last week’s bike night at Roxy put’s the focus back on Harley. The Saturday Night Blues Band vocalist takes the guest experience a step forward while casually suggesting a Fender and Harley Davidson collaboration. Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa and Jayanta Dasgupta are the Fender bastions in question. On the collaboration front, Fender and Volkswagen have partnered so 2012 Volkswagen vehicles are fitted with the all-new Fender Premium Audio System. VW’s Jetta GLI will be the first with the new audio, with other Jetta’s and the 2012 Beetle Fender Edition – soon reaching dealerships. The 2012 Beetle Fender Edition was recently showcased at the Leipzig Auto Show.