News from Oakland Harley-Davidson

Which Harley Is Right for Me?

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Apr 29, 2022 9:00:00 AM

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...

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Best Harley for New Riders

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Mar 24, 2022 1:41:38 PM

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.

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Motorcycles, Current Rider

Battle of the Glides: Street Glide vs Road Glide

Posted by Jess Bettencourt on Mar 24, 2022 10:30:00 AM

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.

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Best Harley for Tall Riders

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Mar 15, 2022 4:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Motorcycles, Current Rider

All About H-D Custom Coverage

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Jun 19, 2021 12:04:06 PM


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.

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Service, Motorcycles, Current Rider

Icons Collection and the Electra Glide Revival

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on May 2, 2021 1:00:00 PM
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Mechanical Clutch Returns to 2021 Touring Models

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Feb 28, 2021 3:00:00 PM

All 2021 Touring models (Touring, Trike, CVO and Police models) have been fitted with a cable-actuated clutch or mechanical clutch.

You might be wondering why. Harley-Davidson engineers and designers are always trying to provide an improved experience for riders. They continuously gather feedback on the motorcycles – from dealers, from customers, from journalists. This feedback then helps guide their choices and decisions regarding the development of new models and changes to existing models.

Here's what they had to say:

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H-D Pan America 1250 and Pan America 1250 Special

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Feb 22, 2021 3:00:00 PM

The Harley-Davidson® Pan America redefines ADV with a new powertrain and category-firsts: all to help you find freedom on your own terms across new terrains. Let us go over some of the key features of the Pan America 1250 and Pan America 1250 Special.

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Model Year 2021 Is Arriving Now

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Jan 6, 2021 12:00:00 PM

We are beyond excited to finally welcome the 2021 Harley-Davidson Model Year as they begin to touch down in Oakland! While model launches have historically taken place in late summer, due to COVID-19 this year's model launch had been pushed to January. 

See What's New for 2021

The lightest-weight Softail equipped with a Milwaukee-Eight ® 114 engine for a quick and nimble ride, and power to spare. 
With its steamroller stance, the Fat Boy ® model remains one of the most physically imposing bikes in our lineup.
Black it out, chrome it up, or choose a new two-tone paint option. Street Glide never felt so special.
A true performance bagger, loaded with premium features and your choice of a blacked-out or bright chrome finish.
Our team at Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations in York Pennsylvania continues to build upon our 118-year history of craftsmanship.


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Buying from a Dealer vs Private Sale

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Aug 28, 2020 3:34:12 PM
Are you looking for your dream motorcycle online? Have you found something close on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist or in your buddy's garage? Here are a few things to consider if you are looking at going that route:
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Our team of experts at Oakland Harley-Davidson strives to keep you up-to-date on:

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