KUALA LUMPUR: The Harley Owner Group’s (HOG) “Ladies of Harley” has been launched in conjunction with HOG’s annual general meeting.
Four hundred fifty guests in Harley attire including HOG members and spouses, celebrities and media members took part in the launch-cum-dinner event at a local hotel on Saturday.
Guests were entertained by singer/actor Awie, a Harley rider himself, and other local artistes such as Joe of Wings and Man Kidal.
|Suhana with a Harley bike.
The Ladies of Harley was set up in Malaysia in 2010 to honour the involvement of women in local Harley-Davidson activities, events and adventures.
Numerous Harley Owners Group (HOG) chapters around the world have celebrated their female riders, fans and supporters with the creation of the Ladies of Harley network.
Locally, the group comprises over 30 women who own Harleys and have engaged in a variety of HOG events, including organised family rallies and outings, the National HOG Rally 2011, as well as activities catered for ladies such as spa rides to which they ride their bikes for spa treatments.
“For years, ladies have been immersed in the world of Harley-Davidson, participating in activities as bikers or pillion riders and advocates of the unique lifestyle," said Ladies of Harley spokesman Suhana Mislan.
"Through the Ladies of Harley, we hope to clear the misconception that only men enjoy the Harley way of living. As word spreads and awareness of the group increases, I have no doubt we shall be joined by many more female Harley enthusiasts."
Any woman who owns or buys a Harley is eligible to join the group. She is required to register as a HOG – Malaysia Chapter member, which automatically lists her as a Ladies of Harley member for a one-year free membership. An annual membership fee is payable from the second year on.
For women who don't own a Harley but prefer to ride pillion, a HOG member must nominate her as an associate member and she is required to pay a nominal annual fee to partake of activities.
The Ladies of Harley is part of the Harley Owners Group – Malaysia Chapter,and therefore are entitled to enjoy all the benefits and privileges HOG members are entitled to.