Like many of us, you might have memories growing up of your dad rolling his Harley-Davidson motorcycle out of the garage to take a spin on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Maybe you are even lucky enough to be able to join him on those memorable cross-country rides these days. You probably understand by now that there is no shortage of accessories, gear and bolt-on bits that your dad would love to have for his bike. Which makes Oakland Harley-Davidson the perfect stop to pick up the perfect Father's Day present. And to help, we've put together a few gift ideas.
Topics: MotorClothes Gear & Apparel
We get this question a lot. We see someone walk in our store. They scan our showroom expecting "THE" motorcycle to start jumping up and down. The bike that speaks to them. And in their head, as their eyes move from bike to bike to bike, we can see in their head... "Which Harley is right for me?"
There are a lot of options. At the time of this post, there are 30 different models of Harley-Davidson motorcycle available in the current model year. And that only covers the motorcycles being currently pumped out from the factory. That does not include the THOUSANDS of options in the pre-owned market.
Answer these few questions about your riding style - or what you hope your riding style will be - and we'll give you a place to start looking...
Swing your leg over ANY motorcycle for the first time and it will feel overwhelming. This is true if you are short or tall. Participating in professional cycling or being able to drive a stick shift offers no comfort. The more time in the seat, the more experience you have... these are the things that separate new riders from those that pull a motorcycle up off the kickstand with confidence. Time, ambition and patience builds this confidence. That being said there are some things to consider when picking out your first motorcycle.
These two models of baggers are battling it out for the Most Popular Model award. The deciding factor? The style of front fairing. The Batwing Fairing and the Shark Nose Fairing.
A fork-mounted fairing was first available on Electra Glide models in 1969. This became unofficially known as the "batwing" fairing. Although the batwing fairing was an easily removable option on early Electra Glides, over time the instruments were moved into the fairing making it difficult to remove.
Sitting on a motorcycle do you feel scrunched up? Are your knees and elbows all bent. There are specific challenges of feeling comfortable on a motorcycle as a "tall" rider. Just because you can touch the ground comfortably doesn't mean every motorcycle fits you. Short riders get most of the attention on fit but tall riders need a good fitting bike as well! Don't worry. There are solutions.
We're getting close to the holiday deadline, are you missing a gift for that someone special? While a gift card might not seem like the most personal gift, we've compiled a list of 10 things that can be bought with a Harley-Davidson gift card - making it the perfect choice for a holiday gift.
Buying the perfect gift for a motorcyclist can be challenging - especially if you are not a rider. How do you know what they will use? How will you know if they already have one? Our Parts & Accessories experts have compiled the 5 best accessories to give a motorcyclist this year.
Topics: Parts & Accessories
For all of the riders in your life the perfect gift might be upgrading their gear selection. While most riders have some tried and true gear set up - they might not even know they could be more comfortable with some updated gear. Check their sizes next time they set their gear down and come in to let our MotorClothes specialists help you find the perfect gift!
Topics: MotorClothes Gear & Apparel
EXTEND THE WARRANTY ON YOUR CUSTOMIZATIONS FOR FREE.
Harley-Davidson Custom Coverage program is available free to anyone purchasing a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Take up to 60 days to have eligible street legal Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts and Genuine Motor Accessories installed by our team on your new motorcycle. These parts and accessories will receive the Custom Coverage extended Limited Warranty rather than the standard 1 year Parts and Accessories post purchase over-the-counter warranty.