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The Oakland Harley-Davidson Test Ride Experience

Posted by Carina Sanders on Jan 3, 2019 3:00:00 PM
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Test Riding a Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle

So you’re ready to try out some Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. What’s next? Here at Oakland Harley-Davidson we pride ourselves on our friendly staff and motorcycle expertise. We will make your test ride easy and fun.

First step is to contact us to schedule your test ride. Upon your arrival one of our amazing Product Specialists will dedicate one-on-one time to you and introduce you to the motorcycle/s you are interested in.

 When you are ready, we will gather a few bits of information prior to the test ride and then make sure the bike is set to your specs. We will set suspension based on your weight to ensure you have the best experience customized to fit you and your desired riding position. The test ride route is full of curves and relatively low-traffic lanes, so you can enjoy the ride and get a feel for cornering. After your test ride we will go over all of your bike purchase options so you have all of the information you need to make an educated buying decision.


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What do I need to bring for my test ride?

Please have your U.S. driver’s license with motorcycle endorsement handy.

Don't have a motorcycle endorsement? Check out our Harley-Davidson Ride Simulator.

Please wear long pants, long sleeves or a riding jacket, a solid pair of close-toed shoes, eye protection, gloves, and a helmet. (If you do not yet own a helmet or are in need of a jacket, we can provide those items for use on the test ride.)

Lastly bring a sense of adventure and fun!

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What are you waiting for? Schedule your appointment today to start your next adventure!
Schedule a Test Ride

Are you a new rider that isn't sure you're ready for a test ride in normal traffic? If you have a motorcycle endorsement on your license, but not necessarily the confidence to go out on the road, we can set you up with a test ride experience in our parking lot. If you do not have a motorcycle endorsement, check out our Harley-Davidson Ride Simulator!

Ready for more? Check out the Guide to Picking a Motorcycle That Is Right for You.

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