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Picking a Motorcycle That Is Right for You

Picking a motorcycle that is right for you is crucial to connecting with your bike and wanting to ride it every chance you get. This means finding one that not only fits your style but also your body type, riding preferences, and budget. Skim through some of the articles we have published to help our customers find their next perfect Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Want personalized help? Schedule an appointment with a Product Specialist today.

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Best Harley for Short Riders040492_ST_19GAP_181261_V1_FN

Let’s talk about the challenges of feeling comfortable on a motorcycle as a “short” rider. It can be frustrating going bike shopping, just to find out that your toes barely touch the floor on just about every motorcycle you sit on. You’re wondering if you’ll ever find the right fit. Don’t worry. There are solutions.

Your new Harley-Davidson can be customized to fit you. However, two of the main factors that will help you feel comfortable on your new bike can’t be bought. They are experience and confidence. These will develop over time as you become a skilled rider. However, if you feel you need more to help you get riding there are some solutions.

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The Oakland Harley-Davidson Test Ride Experience453829_AM_19GAP_181261_V2_FN%202

So you’re ready to try out some Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. What’s next? Here at Oakland Harley-Davidson we pride ourselves on our friendly staff and motorcycle expertise. We will make your test ride easy and fun.

First step is to contact us to schedule your test ride. Upon your arrival one of our amazing Product Specialists will dedicate one-on-one time to you and introduce you to the motorcycle/s you are interested in.

 When you are ready, we will gather a few bits of information prior to the test ride and then make sure the bike is set to your specs. We will set suspension based on your weight to ensure you have the best experience customized to fit you and your desired riding position. The test ride route is full of curves and relatively low-traffic lanes, so you can enjoy the ride and get a feel for cornering. After your test ride we will go over all of your bike purchase options so you have all of the information you need to make an educated buying decision.

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Finding the Right Fit: Take Care of Your Vertebraemotorcycle-ergonomics_blog

We love to ride. We live to ride. We know how it feels when the challenges of the world melt away under the rumbling peace of long rides down two-lane blacktops. At times, it feels like we can ride through a dozen sunsets and sunrises without stopping.

For some of us, however, our spirit of adventure is far more indomitable than our bodies will allow. We lie in bed at night dreaming of our next great ride, and in our fantasy we are supple and lithe, because in our mind we always default to the very best version of ourselves. And then morning comes. With a Herculean effort, we hoist ourselves out of bed and lament the passing of the guy who made last night’s fantasies look easy.

Many of us have never had back problems, and we want to keep it that way. We have to take care of our bodies so they can continue to serve us for years to come. Riding for long periods of time, unfortunately, can take its toll on our lower back. Many of us know what that feels like, and many of us know how lower back pain and stiffness can dampen the exhilaration of a great ride.

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RDRS: Giving You The Best ABS and Traction Control0501767_MW_MY20_191302

Reflex™ Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS) is a new collection of technology designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking. The ABS and Traction Control systems are designed to aid the rider in controlling the vehicle while accelerating and braking in a straight line or while in a turn. A rider may find the systems most helpful when riding in adverse road conditions and in urgent situations. The systems are electronic and utilize the latest electronic brake controls and powertrain technology. The features of RDRS are bundled together except where noted.

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