Over 700 Harley-Davidson Riders at the 6th Western H.O.G Rally

Riders from across the country met up and rode to Lonavala’s Aamby Valley.

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Organised by Mumbai’s Seven Islands Harley-Davidson Chapter, Harley Owners Group (H.O.G) members from all over the country got together to beat the heat at Lonavala, a popular hill station between Mumbai and Pune. The organisers had arranged several activities, from customisation competitions and adventure sports to live music, to bring the riders together in the spirit of brotherhood. The rally was a great success and saw H.O.G members participating from as far as the Dehradun, Delhi and Guwahati Harley-Davidson chapters.

Arjun Bafna, Dealer Principal, Seven Islands Harley-Davidson Chapter said, “We were thrilled to host the 6th Western H.O.G. Rally to Aamby Valley, offering the H.O.G. members a one-of-a-kind experience. As a part of the H.O.G. Rallies, the riders have always explored new terrains and we are certain that we created yet another unforgettable experience for them.”

Fortune Smiles and Frowns at Sherco TVS Factory Rally Team at Dakar

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Mixed emotions were evident at Sherco TVS Factory Rally Team when two riders performed well while the third crashed out.

Dakar Day Three put Sherco TVS Factory Rally Team in an ambiguous state. Juan Pedrero Garcia, the Spanish rider from Sherco TVS served the best performance from the team by putting himself in the 16th place; just 33 minutes and 56 seconds behind the winner. The effort saw him clinch the 14th spot (35 minutes and 10 seconds behind the leader) in the overall standings. After squandering 15 minutes at the beginning of the special, looking for the right course, he charged through it to make up for lost time.

Adrien Metge secured himself the 32nd position after turning up 59 minutes and 50 seconds behind the winner. Overall, he is placed 68th. It was a relatively good day for him as he managed to make a strong comeback and fought his way through the dust.

The third rider, Aravind KP was not as fortunate as his team-mates. 40 km into the third stage, he suffered a massive fall injuring his shoulder in the process. At this point, the seriousness of the injury can only be speculated because the medical team have announced that he will not be continuing in Dakar anymore.

Today, the fourth stage will be raced between San Salvador de Jujuy and Tupiza (521 km of which 416 km consists of a special route).

 

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