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Which Harley Davidson Is Right For Me?
Posted on 11/9/2018 4:14:24 PM

As you’ve been dreaming about your next motorcycle purchase, you’ve probably been asking yourself, which Harley Davidson is right for me?  It is an important question to answer, as there are tons of models and options available to you.  Here are some key factors to consider as you decide which Harley Davidson best fits your lifestyle.

  • Experience Level: A good starting point when deciding which Harley is right for you is to determine your level of riding experience.  Be honest with yourself.  If you are a beginner, make sure that you are looking at bikes that you will be able to handle.  Models from the Street or Sportster series would make good options for you.  New riders might also consider signing up for a Harley Davidson Riding Academy New Rider Course.  If you are a more experienced rider, lines such as Softail, Touring, and the limited-edition CVO are likely to provide the level of performance that you are looking for.

  • Comfort Level: No matter how well a particular model might fit your needs on paper, if it doesn’t provide a comfortable ride for you then it won’t be a good fit, and you will be disappointed with your new purchase.  So it is important that when you visit your local Harley Davidson dealer you test-drive several different models to see which one feels best.  You will also want to consider how long and how often you will ride, which will impact the level of desired comfort.  This leads to the next factor to consider.

  • Usage: Give some thought to how you intend to use your new Harley Davidson.  Will you be riding in rush-hour traffic to and from work every day?  Will you be mostly going for weekend rides?  Are you planning long destination rides and cross-country tours?  The length, duration, and frequency of your rides are all important things to consider when choosing the best Harley for you.

  • Budget: So you’ve identified the bike that best meets your needs in terms of experience, comfort, and planned usage.  Now you’ll need to make sure it fits within your budget.  Harley Davidson offers bikes at a wide range of price points, so there are sure to be options available to you no matter what your budget is.  Speak with your local dealer about what is a realistic price point that you will be comfortable with.  This will help them show you specific bikes that best meet your needs.  Be sure to ask questions about financing options.  And you might also consider the possibility of buying a used bike.

Owning a Harley Davidson is something that many people dream about.  Once you’ve decided to make that dream a reality, take some time to think about these decision factors so that you can feel confident in the bike you purchase.  Visit your local Harley Davidson dealer, ask questions, test-ride several different models, and be clear about your plans and goals. 

Not quite ready to purchase a new Harley Davidson?  Consider upgrading your current bike with some new Harley Davidson parts or Harley Davidson accessories.

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