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    Tips for Buying Your First Harley-Davidson

    Last updated 2 days 7 hours ago

    If you are seeking the thrill of the open road, you may want to consider purchasing a new or used Harley-Davidson motorcycle. With their iconic good looks and incredible performance features, Harley-Davidson bikes are crafted with the enthusiastic driver in mind. Before you visit your local dealership, it is a great idea to take the time to consider which bike will be right for your needs. Read on for some tips on how to buy your first Harley-Davidson.

    Explore Weight

    Weight is an important factor to consider when you are purchasing your first Harley-Davidson. If you are new to riding, you may want to consider purchasing a lighter bike that is easier to maneuver. Lighter motorcycles are also ideally suited for rides in urban environments. Your sales representative will be able to help you choose a new Harley-Davidson that is the right weight for your riding style.

    Consider Distance

    The distance of your rides is another factor to think about when you are shopping for a new motorcycle. If you are planning on taking long distance trips across the country, you will need to purchase a motorcycle that is set up for touring. Other types of Harley-Davidsons are more suited for shorter, urban rides.

    Examine Storage

    As you are shopping for your first Harley-Davidson, you will also need to examine the storage options that are available to you. If you will be using your Harley to run errands, you will need to choose a bike that can be equipped with a top box or panniers.

    If you are seeking a fantastic motorcycle shopping experience in the Lakewood area, be sure to pay a visit to Harley-Davidson of Ocean County. Our dealership provides the Lakewood and Long Branch areas with a fantastic inventory of new and used Harley-Davidson models. To set up a test drive of a new bike today, call us at (732) 719-3196.

    Win a FREE Leather Jacket from Harley-Davidson of Ocean County!

    Last updated 8 days ago

    Tips for Choosing a New Helmet

    Last updated 9 days ago

    For those of us who love to feel fresh air against our skin and watch the world flash by without the enclosed frame of a car wrapped around us, few activities are as thrilling as riding a motorcycle. But due to the exposure that makes biking so thrilling, it’s essential that operators and passengers wear a helmet at all times.

    To ensure that the helmet you choose provides you with optimal protection against impact and penetration, consider only helmets that are fitted with a DOT sticker. In the interest of safety and comfort, it is also important that the helmet you choose is designed or padded for the shape and size of your head. Most motorcycle helmet salespeople should be qualified and happy to help you with the helmet fitting process.

    If you stumbled upon this post because you are preparing to buy your first motorcycle and want to pave the way for the best possible ownership experience, start your search at Harley-Davidson® of Ocean County in Lakewood, NJ. For information about the new and certified pre-owned Harley-Davidson® bikes in our inventory, call our dealership at (732) 719-3196 or contact us online.

    The 2014 Harley-Davidson Superflow 1200T: Ready for Your Next Tour

    Last updated 16 days ago

    Weaving through picturesque valleys and winding your way up and down mountainside switchbacks can be best enjoyed from the seat of a Harley-Davidson®. If you are in the market for a new touring bike and have not already decided on a model, check out this video clip to see why you might want to consider the 2014 Harley-Davidson® Superflow 1200T.

    This scenic video clip can give you an idea of the agility and other capabilities of this ultra-light motorcycle. If you are after a low-riding, easy-handling Harley-Davidson® that can ascend, descend, and turn with ease, the Superflow 1200T may be the perfect machine for your touring needs. Find out by visiting Harley-Davidson® of Ocean County in Lakewood, NJ and test ride one yourself. For information about the other touring bikes in our inventory or to schedule a test ride, call our dealership at (732) 710-3196.

    Meet the 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 500

    Last updated 23 days ago

    What do you look for in a motorcycle? If it’s a lean, mean, aesthetically pleasing machine that can cope with stop-and-go city traffic but allows you to ride wild and free as soon as you escape to the open road, the 2015 Harley-Davidson® Street 500 may be the perfect ride for you. Some of the key features of this brand new, high-performance urban street bike include:

    Revolution X™ Engine

    The all-new, liquid-cooled Revolution X engine is designed to perform well in busy traffic and all sorts of temperatures. Liquid-cooling technology keeps the engine from overheating even when it is really put to the test. Commuting and cruising around on city streets has never been so easy or enjoyable.

    Six Speed Transmission

    A well-engineered six-speed transmission gives you the leverage to adapt to the constantly changing speeds and conditions you experience in city traffic. At times when you are able to escape the gridlocked city streets and cruise consistently at a higher speed, transitioning into sixth gear will enable you to enjoy every second as if you were on a more highway-oriented bike.

    Optimal Maneuverability

    While sixth gear makes riding on highways a blast and a breeze, the low-speed maneuverability of the Harley-Davidson® Street 500 is what gives the bike its name and reputation as an excellent city ride. The front-end angles are designed to make navigating stop-and-go city traffic safe and smooth.

    Skinny Front Wheel

    Another feature of the Harley-Davidson® Street 500 that makes it ideal for navigating city streets is its skinny, large-diametric front wheel. The skinny, 17-inch wheel complements the bikes light weight so that it can handle well in just about any city road conditions.

    As long as you buy from an authorized dealer, you cannot lose with a Harley-Davidson®. If you live in NJ or PA and are looking to test ride a new Harley-Davidson® Street 500 or another new or used Harley-Davidson® model, visit Harley-Davidson® of Ocean County. To ask about the bikes and parts in our inventory or the services and parts we offer, call (732) 719-3196 today!

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