Your first test ride with a new motorcycle is always exciting because it
might be the beginning of a lifelong partnership. Before you leave the
Harley Dealership, however, it is important to make sure that you have considered a few
factors. Keep reading for tips on taking a test ride at the Harley Davidson
Don’t Be Awestruck
Whenever you walk into a Harley dealership you run the risk of falling
in love at first sight. It is important, however, to remember that style
and appearance are not everything. Try to avoid mentally making the purchase
before you even hop on the bike, or you will be less likely to make an
informed decision. There are many other factors that you can only gauge
by physically riding the bike, so keep them in mind when looking for a ride.
Focus on Feel
Rather than focus too much on how the bike looks, use your test ride to
consider how it feels.
Make sure you are comfortable on the bike and that your feet can touch the road. Choose a bike that
is an appropriate size for your body so that you can handle it without
too much resistance. Do not assume that an uncomfortable seat will become
comfortable over time or that you need to “break it in”. You
are offered a test ride for good reasons, so choose a bike that feels
comfortable when you first hop on it.
A Harley dealership will not try to scam you, but nobody is perfect. Be
sure to check the condition of the bike throughout your test ride to make
sure you get what you pay for. Make sure the turn signals are working,
and test out your mirrors and lights before making the decision to make
Are you planning on taking a test ride at the Harley Davidson dealership?
Contact Harley-Davidson of Ocean County or visit our website. We specialize
in new motorcycles, motor clothes, and Harley Davidson merchandise. Please
give us a call at (732) 367-7000 for more information about our Harley
Davidson dealership serving New Jersey.