A BRIEF HISTORY
Shortly after the Harley-Davidson Motor Company completed the buy back from AMF in 1982, the management team began exploring new ways to deepen the connection between Harley-Davidson and its customers.
The Harley Owners Group® organization was created at the beginning of 1983, and within two years, the first H.O.G.® Chapters were formed to not only connect riders to the Motor Company, but also connect them to dealers at the local level. Today, there are more than 1,400 H.O.G.® Chapters and nearly a million members worldwide.
H.O.G.® Chapters provide opportunities for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle owners to come together with other like-minded people. H.O.G.’s goal in the beginning is the same as it is now — To Ride & Have Fun. Everything a Chapter does should be geared toward that one goal. While Chapters may engage in other activities such as fund-raising, its main purpose is to unite members in riding Harley-Davidson® motorcycles.