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Liesl Bettencourt

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Liesl is the MotorClothes Manager at Oakland Harley-Davidson

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Top 8 New Harley-Davidson Riding Gear Items

Posted by Liesl Bettencourt on Jan 16, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Here comes 2021 and with it a new selection of Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® Gear and Apparel! Our MotorClothes experts have picked out their Top 8 New Harley-Davidson Riding Gear items that have just been released and are set to arrive at Oakland H-D in the coming weeks! If something strikes you, let us know and we can let you know when it arrives.

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Topics: MotorClothes Gear & Apparel

Vanocker Waterproof Riding Gear

Posted by Liesl Bettencourt on Nov 9, 2019 2:52:15 PM

For touring enthusiasts, racking up 100-200-300 miles a day for several days isn't exhausting—it's exhilarating. The Vanocker Waterproof Riding Jacket helps you meet weather demands to stay comfortable as every breathtaking sight rolls by. Functional design is key starting with climate control: an insulated liner blocks cold and ample venting keeps you cool when you reach a comfortable temp. This men's textile motorcycle jacket offers an interior zipper compatible with any of our riding pants designed with a jacket-to-pant zipper. Pair them and the result is a full suit of coverage against cold and precipitation.

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Topics: MotorClothes Gear & Apparel, Riding in the Bay Area, Current Rider

Focus on the Road, Not the Cold: Harley Heated Gear

Posted by Liesl Bettencourt on Feb 1, 2019 10:00:00 AM

With heated riding gear from Harley-Davidson, you'll stay warm and comfortable no matter where the road takes you.

Whether you choose One-Touch or Built-In, strategically placed heating elements inside the gear deliver even infrared heat in a matter of seconds. And the over-sized heating elements are thin and flexible for increased coverage and greater mobility.

Carbon Nanocore™ heating elements, with built-in smart-sensing technology, minimize the risk of the garment overheating and provide more heat with less power consumption than conventional wire-based systems.

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Topics: MotorClothes Gear & Apparel, Riding in the Bay Area

Why Do I Need a Mesh Riding Jacket?

Posted by Liesl Bettencourt on Jul 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Nothing compares to a great leather jacket in terms of keeping you warm, protected and looking great.  But while it's heating up outside, how likely are you to ditch all your leathers and just go running down the road in a tshirt? We hear it all the time. "It's too hot for that jacket." If this sounds like something you have ever said, you might check out the benefits of a mesh riding jacket. 

  • Lightweight mesh material provides you with protection and armor while offering maximum airflow and breathability.
  • Wearing any type of jacket when the sun is beating down is helpful to keep from getting sunburnt. 
  • Many mesh jackets offer hydration pockets which fit hydration packs for maximum cooling.
  • Styles range from affordable basics designed solely for warm weather riding to highly functional gear with versatility to be worn in a variety of conditions.
  • New "Seasonal" styles are coming out throughout this summer which gives you options to choose from.
  • 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Materials on some jackets will give you more visibility at night
  • Adjustable waist and cuff tabs allow you to get a snug fit.
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Topics: Oakland H-D News, MotorClothes Gear & Apparel, Riding in the Bay Area, Current Rider

9 Reasons Why H-D Rain Gear Is Best in Class

Posted by Liesl Bettencourt on Apr 13, 2017 4:00:00 PM

All of these on-again off-again rain showers in the Bay Area lately are really cutting into some prime spring riding time. And with a few exceptions of the all-day full-state monsoons... most days you can get some good riding in if you are willing to put up with a few soggy miles. So let's talk rain gear and why H-D rain gear is best in class.

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Topics: Oakland H-D News, MotorClothes Gear & Apparel, Current Rider

Tips for a Proper Fitting Helmet

Posted by Liesl Bettencourt on Mar 29, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Fitting a helmet should never be rushed. It takes time and patience. You'll want your helmet to be comfortable. If you are constantly thinking about the pinch or slide of a improper fitting helmet then you won't be enjoying the ride. There are so many factors -  helmet manufacturer, shell style, riding style, eyewear and personal preference. Here's how to find a proper fitting helmet:

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Topics: Oakland H-D News, MotorClothes Gear & Apparel, Riding in the Bay Area, Current Rider

H-D Riding Jacket vs All The Others

Posted by Liesl Bettencourt on Mar 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 It is very stylish to wear a motorcycle jacket right now. There are a growing number of places to buy a leather jacket in this world. Endless styles. From stores in the mall to the vintage shop in the cool part of town - you see them everywhere. And while it might be tempting to pick up one of these "black biker jackets" from one of those other places, you might think twice before treating it as your go-to motorcycle riding jacket. Harley-Davidson has been making riding gear for over 100 years. There is a difference when a motorcycle company designs your riding jacket. Here are 20 features found on Harley-Davidson Riding Jackets that make them ready for life on the road.

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Topics: MotorClothes Gear & Apparel, Current Rider

Top H-D Gear Picks for Women this Spring

Posted by Liesl Bettencourt on Mar 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Spring is finally here and we are certainly loving that Bay Area sunshine. With all that sun and warmer temperatures come a whole new batch of cute riding gear and apparel from Harley-Davidson. While we get new stuff arriving daily, of course we have our favorites. So here are our Top 6 H-D Gear Picks for Women this Spring!

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Topics: Oakland H-D News, MotorClothes Gear & Apparel, Current Rider

I'm a skinny guy, do you have slim fit?

Posted by Liesl Bettencourt on Mar 3, 2017 7:00:00 PM

If you are looking for Harley-Davidson slim fit, what you are looking for is our Black Label Collection.

Black Label slim fit is designed to fit closer to the body with a cut narrower through the chest, slimmer through the waist and hem, and is slightly shorter in length than our standard fit.  For a roomier fit, you'll have to size up. You might also like to know what's trending in the Bay Area

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Topics: Oakland H-D News, MotorClothes Gear & Apparel, Current Rider

Top H-D Gear Picks for Men this Spring

Posted by Liesl Bettencourt on Mar 2, 2017 2:00:00 PM

This Winter has been quite rainy here in the Bay Area. Now is the time to start planning for the Spring riding season and hopefully put the (much needed) rain and cold behind us. Here are our Top 6 H-D Gear Picks for Men this Spring!

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Topics: Oakland H-D News, MotorClothes Gear & Apparel, Current Rider

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Our team of experts at Oakland Harley-Davidson strives to keep you up-to-date on:

  • New motorcycles, parts and gear
  • Customization ideas and trends
  • What is going on locally in the industry
  • Event information
  • Ideas on where to go riding
We understand that the modern motorcyclist is doing the majority of their shopping and research online and we will strive to be your go-to place for information. 

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