Last weekend, Reuters photographer Carlos Barria traveled to Zheijiang Province, China, to photograph some of the 1,000 Harley Davidson enthusiasts who attended China's 5th annual Harley Davidson National Rally, part of the company's 110-year anniversary. Harley Davidson only began official sales in China in 2005, and its bikes are considered to be luxury items by Chinese tax authorities, so they are taxed at extremely high rates -- a 2013 motorcycle might sell for 200,000 yuan ($32,500), approximately four times the average annual salary in Beijing. Transportation authorities have also placed Harleys in the same category as electric bikes, horses and bicycles, so they cannot be ridden on highways and major avenues.
A couple rides a Harley Davidson motorcycle during the annual Harley Davidson National Rally in Qian Dao Lake, in Zhejia
A man rides during the annual Harley Davidson National Rally in Qian Dao Lake, in Zhejiang Province, China, on May 11, 2
Emblems on the backs of motorcycles rider jackets, at the annual Harley Davidson National Rally in Qian Dao Lake, on May
Harley Davidson riders pass through a tunnel during the annual rally in Qian Dao Lake, on May 11, 2013.
A local boy wearing a helmet poses next to a Harley Davidson motorcycle in Zhejiang Province, on May 11, 2013.
A woman takes a picture of a customized Harley Davidson during an annual rally in Qian Dao Lake, on May 11, 2013.
Harley Davidson logo on a dirtied motorcycle, during China's annual Harley Davidson Rally in Zhejiang Province, on May 1