"There is a thriving Harley scene in the UK (and Europe).
First stop will be the UKs largest and oldest Harley dealer (since
1924), Warrs of Chelsea in London (tel.: +44 171 736 2934 fax: +44 384
1440). They also organise the local HOG chapter. In addition there are
15 other official Harley Dealers across the UK and one in Eire.
In 1994 nearly 1400 new Harleys were registered in the UK.
The official UK HD Insurance scheme is run by Fernet Insurance (tel.
+44 1 708 768613 fax + 44 1708 732395) who are very helpful.
For touring in Europe contact HOG in Germany on tel.: +496105 25390
fax:+49 6105284255. To get the UK HOG newsletter contact UK HOG at:
Bell Tower, high Street, Brackley Northants NN13 7DT, UK tel.: +44 1280
The London HOG meets last Thursday of every month at the Hard Rock
Cafe on Piccadilly (free beer, we are a tourist attraction, bring your
HOG card). Upwards of 150 bikes in summer.
There is also a big UK Rally each year in the Summer.
We drive on the left in the UK so you have to get the bikes steering
changed (but on the right in the rest of Europe).
Bikes are between 40 percent (Sportsters) and 25 percent (Big Twins)
more expensive in the UK than the US. They are even more expensive in
other European markets.
You need to sort out insurance cover if you are going to drive in
more than one European country as although UK insurance is legal in
Europe it only covers you third party. Some countries require a bail
bond (e.g. Spain).
Helmets are mandatory in all countries, most have a speed limit of
between 70 m.p.h. and 80 m.p.h. except some German Autobahns, where
you can go as fast as your underpants will allow.
If you want to buy a second hand HD then check out the classified
adverts in Motorcycle News (out every Wednesday - at least 30 or so
To find out about motorcycling in general in the UK then you can subscribe
to the Email forum OGRI (ADMIN ADDRESS: ogri-request@Nottingham.ac.uk
TO SUBSCRIBE INCLUDE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS)."