News from Oakland Harley-Davidson

How to Stay Cool While Riding a Motorcycle in Extreme Summer Heat

Posted by Harley-Davidson Insurance on Jul 20, 2020 12:00:00 PM

When you ride long distances in intense, summer heat (say, on your way to Sturgis or Daytona) dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke can sneak up on you before you’re aware of what’s happening. 

So, it pays to know the warning signs, how to react when you experience them, and, most importantly, how to prevent them from happening in the first place.

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

Motorcycle Gear Guide from A to Z - What to Wear and When

Posted by Harley-Davidson Insurance on Jun 23, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Riding a motorcycle can be one of life's peak enjoyments, but it's not without its risks. Luckily, risk can be tremendously minimized with protective safety gear while also looking good.

There are so many options and considerations that even expert riders may be surprised by all the options available to them!

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, MotorClothes Gear & Apparel

Harley-Davidson N01 and N02 Helmets

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Jun 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM

While some riders enjoy the peace and quiet of the open road uninterrupted, others like to rage down the road tunes cranking. These N01 (half helmet) and N02 (full-face helmet) helmets have been so popular with our customers that we have trouble keeping a full inventory of sizes in stock. Read up and let us know if you need one of these helmets to better your riding experience!

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Topics: MotorClothes Gear & Apparel

Top 5 New Riding Jackets

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Mar 11, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Killian Riding Jacket

Part Number 98235-18VM

Highly functional. There's really no other way to introduce the Killian Riding Jacket. This multi-season layer features durable Carbolex construction with stretch panels and power-stretch inserts for exceptional mobility and comfort. Other functionality includes: reinforced shoulders, fixed body armor (including a back pocket), vents, and more. Adding greater versatility, a dual-liner system includes a zip-out waterproof liner with its very own warmth liner. Iconic patches and bold stripes inject this men's textile motorcycle jacket with color and undeniable attitude.

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Men's Arterial Abrasion-Resistant Denim Riding Jacket

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Jan 12, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Two of our favorite materials hook up for an epic jacket. The Arterial Abrasion-Resistant Slim Fit Denim Riding Jacket features mixed construction for gear that's hard-wearing yet anything but typical.

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

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

It's time for your kids to #ridesooner

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Aug 9, 2019 12:19:57 PM

IT STARTS WITH FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE.

The next generation of riders is out there. The Harley-Davidson™ IRONe™ line of electric-powered balance bikes is ready for them. IRONe™ models are designed to be a cross between training and pure fun. Between performance and play. Between learning to ride and loving to ride. Lifelong loyalty starts with two wheels and an attitude. IRONe™ is the connection.

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Topics: Oakland H-D News, Parts & Accessories, MotorClothes Gear & Apparel, Motorcycles, 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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