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.
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.
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.
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!
The performance of your Harley-Davidson® motorcycle depends on a number of factors. The type and condition of your tires are among the most important. The following advice will help you choose tires that are appropriate for your Harley-Davidson® model and will help you take on the streets in the fashion that best appeals to you.
Do Your Research
If you have yet to find the perfect tires for your bike, spend some time researching your tire options. Read up on the advantages and disadvantages of various tire types and sizes, and check out the reputations of various tire manufacturers. This should give you a foundation that can help simplify your search.
Shop for Your Bike
Further narrow down your options by ruling out all tires that are not designated as appropriate for your motorcycle. If you purchased your bike new or certified pre-owned from an authorized Harley-Davidson® dealer, it should have come with tires that were designed to fit your bike’s wheels. Choosing tires that are compatible with your wheels is important from a safety standpoint. It also promotes longevity and better performance.
Consider Your Style
What’s your riding style? On what types of roads do you most frequently cruise? Answering these questions can help you zero in on the material composition, weight, firmness, and tread depth that will best suit you. If you plan to take long rides, for example, prioritize features that will make riding more comfortable, such as softer tires.
At Harley-Davidson® of Ocean County in Lakewood, NJ, our parts and services division can help you find the perfect tires for your bike and your riding style. To speak with a parts representative today or find out more about the motorcycles and parts in our inventory, call (732) 719-3196. We are proud to serve NJ and PA residents with a full range of services for their Harley-Davidson® motorcycles.
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