Qualification for a full membership in the Harley-Davidson Owners Group requires owning a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Non-owners can qualify for an associate membership with sponsorship from a full member.
To qualify for a full membership in the Harley-Davidson Owners Group, a prospective member must own a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and register with the vehicle’s identification number. For anyone who buys a new, unregistered motorcycle, Harley-Davidson automatically issues a full membership for one year. To qualify for an associate membership, prospective members must be sponsored by a full member and must register using the same vehicle identification number. Both full and associate memberships require the payment of annual dues. For an additional fee, full and associate members can qualify for lifetime memberships and receive a special patch and pin.
Harley-Davidson Owners Group members receive a number of benefits, such as access to special events, as well as opportunities to participate in contests and compete for prizes. Additional benefits include discounts on insurance and motorcycle shipping, a mileage recognition program with the opportunity to earn pins and patches, and the chance to join a local chapter for access to sponsored events and rides. Full members also receive a roadside assistance package, a touring handbook with coverage of the United States and Canada, and five issues of HOG magazine.