Riding a Harley Davidson

Riding a Harley Davidson

To own and ride a Harley Davidson motorcycle is a privilege and an honour as they are one of the most famous motorcycles. When you are planning to ride a Harley Davidson there are some things that you should keep in mind so that you have a safe ride and also a memorable one no matter where you are going according to merrellm.hubpages.com.

Riding a Harley Davidson

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You will need to first find a suitable Harley Davidson as they are not all ideal for riding long distances. You need to find a Harley Davidson that not only runs well but is also comfortable and one that you are able to handle. If you find that the Harley Davidson is too heavy then you should rather drop down a level so that you have a better and more manageable riding experience. The bike order according to heaviness is below with the heaviest first.

  • Road King
  • Softail
  • Dyna Glide
  • Sportster

The Sportster is noted as one of the more difficult to ride even though it is the lightest. This is owed to the unbalance and the high placement of the gas tank which then raises the centre of gravity. However it is actually one of the funniest Harleys’s to ride.

After you have decided on the Harley you wish to ride, you will need to decide if you will be making the massive financial commitment and buy one or if you will rather borrow or rent one so that you are first able to get a feel for the bike before committing to one.

Have a look at the bike before you get on it and admire all the refinements that have been designed. The bike will need to prepped, so check the gas level, tires, lights and for any defects.

You can now get on the bike, but mount from the left side for etiquette reasons. Feel the handlebars and the weight of the Harley underneath you.

Start the bike and let it warm up. Now it’s time to ride the Harley Davidson.

Riding a bike gives you that feeling of freedom as you are able to see the road race underneath you and the wind going through your body.

When riding a Harley Davidson it is less about the handling of the bike but rather the sheer enjoyment that it is able to bring. It is then best to try and find a road that has no one so that you are able to get the full experience of the Harley.

Most importantly always ensure that you are wearing the gear and safety gear.

Interesting Facts about Harley Davidson

Interesting Facts about Harley Davidson

If you are a Harley Davidson rider or just a lover of things Harley Davidson then you might be interested in these interesting facts about Harley Davidson.

Here are some interesting facts about Harley Davidson.

Interesting Facts about Harley Davidson

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1. In 1901 William S. Harley drew a blue print that was actually meant for a bicycle; however from this blue print came the first Harley Davidson motorcycle.

2. 1905 was a good year for Harley Davidson in that it was when the first full time employee was hired at the Milwaukee Wisconsin Harley Davidson factory. It was also the year when Harley Davidson won its first motorcycle race.

3. There has been speculation as to whether Janet Davidson was the first woman to ride a Harley Davidson as it is unclear as to the whether the motor was running or not. Needless to say though Janet Davidson who was the aunt did help in the painting and pin striping. It is also certain that she was also the first woman to have sat on a Harley.

4. The carburetor in the first Harley Davidson motorcycle was actually a tomato can.

5. Harley Davidson opened a larger factory on Juneau Avenue and they employed a team of six members that were all full time. It was also around this time that the ‘Silent Gray Fellow’ was launched and was the colour grey, but had a silent engine.

6. In 1909 the V-twin motorcycle was revealed to the world.

7. Malcolm Forbes, who is the founder of the Forbes magazine, only began to ride Harley Davidsons when he was 40 years old. He fell in love with the motorcycles that in the end he owned 50 of them and also began to give away Harley’s as gifts.

8. The most expensive Harley Davidson that was ever made was the CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide that was manufactured in 2013. There was 4200 of these motorcycles released and each one had a price of $40 000.

There are many Harley Davidson facts out there but these are just of the more interesting ones.

 

Upcoming Harley-Davidson Models 2014

Cruisers, customs, choppers – Whatever you wish to call them, these
are the all-American bikes with more than just an interesting history. These machines bolster appealing designs and plenty of comfort alongside a practically maintenance-free construction, and if you love to ride just for the sake of riding these are the bikes for you. Today, Harley-Davidson brings these bikes to you with a flawless combination of performance and practicality that shows us just how far we’ve come with these machines.

2014 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic

The Road King Classic brings us the iconic classic looks with outstandingly ergonomic design totally overhauled to make this a better ride than it has been before. Complete with classic Harley Handlebars. Powered with a new high-output engine with all the power you need for hill-climbing, overtaking and optimal performance with a passenger or luggage, making this a great choice for your next cross country trip.

Upcoming Harley-Davidson Models 2014

2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

With an impressive design that needs to be seen, take your ride to the streets with this totally redesigned Street Glide, bolstering sleek looks and a more aerodynamic design while retaining its iconic shape, not to mention its impressive new Twin Cam 103 engine providing all the power you could need in a bike like this.

2014 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic

The touring bike to rule them all, this respected machine has undergone numerous improvements on what was already considered an excellent touring motorcycle for long-distance trips. Merging comfort with an upgrade in performance alongside a myriad of other improvements, this machine offers all the functionality you need, and more, to take you far and get you there safely.

2014 Harley-Davidson Touring Ultra Limited

This premium touring bike offers grand American touring style with a new and improved set of features, from the powerful engine, to the new electronically linked anti-lock breaking system and an impressive luggage capacity offering all the space you could need for your long-haul cross country adventures.

Conclusion

These are just some of the redesigned models as part of Harley-Davidson’s Project RushMore, giving some of our favourite motorcycles a set of improved features tailored specifically to the rider’s needs. With enhanced safety, comfort and performance, these 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycles are most definitely a range to check out. As a bonus, we know harleys are often very saught after in a man’s heart, so we thought we would share some sites below that have a few online competitions that have harleys to be won.

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