Orlando Harley Davidson News

why we ride at Orlando Harley ® /Episode 1

Posted by Lindsey Rubin on Aug 19, 2019 1:57:26 PM

At Orlando Harley-Davidson® we live Harley 24/7. Our passion for riding goes beyond the dealership. We are on the road everyday with you. We wanted to share our riding stories with you. Every rider can remember their first encounter with a motorcycle and they never forget their first ride, most memorable rally and their favorite custom build bike along the riding journey. 

This week we're featuring our beloved Finance Manager, Dana Cooley. She's been a dedicated Orlando Harley®  employee and rider for many years. We are so grateful she's on our team and breaking boundaries with Orlando female riders daily. Check out her freedom story below. 

I got in to riding because, like many women, I just got tired of riding on the back. Something that absolutely fascinated me was the want to be on two wheels. I started on a sport bike, and rode a Kawasaki 600 for almost 5 years. When I moved to Florida, and started working for OHD is when I finally purchased my first Harley.  A 2014 Sand Camo Iron 883, and I put about 15 thousand miles on that bike in the two years of owning it. Even rode some roads as far as Sturgis SD with her. Now having my Dyna Low Rider S, I couldn't be more in love with riding. 

I had a woman ask me one day if I did yoga while she and her husband were sitting in my office purchasing a new motorcycle. I thought it was a strange question.  Then she proceeded to tell me how she loved it, how it helped her de-stress from her daily life, and just made her feel so much better afterwards. Thinking nothing of that, later that night on my ride home, when the sun was setting, and there was hardly anyone on the roads, I thought to myself... “This is my "yoga". This is why I ride”.... It gives me the closest feeling to being alive, and sometimes to the point of getting goosebumps. It unwinds me after a long day, and can take a bad day and make it disappear. Some do yoga to get that, some exercise. For me I ride.

Being able to work for Harley® , especially OHD a place I have worked at for over 5 years, doesn't feel like a job at times but just working at a place that is part of my daily lifestyle. Where everyone shares the same passions, and same interests. The customers make my day at times. I've had people cry, hug me, and dance after buying their first Harley® , and being able to be a part of that moment with them is pretty damn cool

 -Dana Cooley Orlando Harley-Davidson®  Historic Factory. Follow me on instagram @7_deadly_Spins

 
All Riders Wanted at Orlando Harley-Davidson®  JOIN US TODAY.

 

Interested in sharing your riding story? We'd love to hear from you!

 

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Topics: orlando harley, Harley-Davidson®, motorcycle, trade your motorcycle, buy a motorcycle

B.Y.O.B. Event happening at all 3 OHD locations!

Posted by Lindsey Rubin on Aug 8, 2019 11:07:57 AM

Save the date for the first ever B.Y.O.B. event in Central Florida. You have the opportunity to bring your bike and sell it in our parking lot!

If you've been thinking about selling your motorcycle, buying a new one or buying your first bike, this is the event for you.
Motorcycle sellers will be able to showcase and reach more qualified buyers on our lot than just privately selling. 
Motorcycle buyers will have a HUGE amount of inventory to choose from, test ride and get financed quickly with the Orlando Harley financing team onsite. 
Here's the cool part. There is absolutely NO COST to attend OR showcase. That's right! This is a free event. 
Spaces are limited and filling up fast. Please click on any of the dates below to save your spot!

Historic Factory location: Saturday, September 21st from 9a-6p.

East Orlando location: Saturday, October 12th from 9a-6p. 

South Orlando location: Saturday, November 9th from 9a-6p.

Interested in selling, but don’t want to wait til our next BYOB event? Click here to contact us.  We're always interested in buying used motorcycles to keep our inventory fresh and exciting. 
And last but not least, if you already have a buyer for your used Harley, but they need to obtain financing we can help with our Harley-Davidson Rider-to-Rider Financing Program.*

*Financing available to qualified buyers who are buying a used motorcycle from a private party. We can help you or your buyer obtain a motorcycle loan and give you peace of mind knowing Harley-Davidson financial experts are involved in your sale.


Sign up to save your spot!

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Topics: orlando harley, Harley-Davidson®, motorcycle, trade your motorcycle, buy a motorcycle

Road Trip Tips & Tricks

Posted by Lindsey Rubin on Jul 26, 2019 12:31:00 PM

With the Sturgis® motorcycle rally fast approaching you probably have a lot to pack and prepare for. Booking your hotel room, coordinating meeting spots with friends, and where to stop and grab a bite are important to map out in advance. In addition to this, it’s important to be prepared with the necessary gear.

Below are some vital must haves while road tripping and preparing for this type of experience.

  • Plastic bags – These can come in handy as boot liners if you forgot some.
  • A multi-tool – This can come in much handier than your traditional pocketknife.
  • Rain gear and cold weather gear – even though it’s Summertime you need to be prepared for all types of conditions.
  • Lightweight clothing – This way you can quickly wash and dry your clothing in a hotel sink while on the go.
  • Ratty clothing is always best – the more used and worn the better.
  • A small towel – This can come in handy during a rainstorm preventing water from running down your neck into your jacket.

Running through this handy checklist will help you pack and prepare. You never know what you may need while riding through a trail, or guided tour in a hidden area you’ve never seen before.

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Topics: orlando harley, Harley-Davidson®, motorcycle, motorcycle gear, Sturgis Rally 2019

Riding Academy

Posted by Orlando Harley on Jul 11, 2019 4:41:20 PM

Interested in taking your ride to the next level? Orlando Harley-Davidson offers a Riders Education Program helping riders safely operate their bikes and get the most out of their experience.

This MSF accredited course offers students the dream of becoming a licensed motorcycle rider with Orlando Harley-Davidson, and the opportunity to receive the best hands on training in a great environment. Teaching staff is highly trained and proficient in all areas of rider safety, so rest assured you will be in good hands.

Orlando Harley-Davidson teaching staff provides extensive training, both on the motorcycle and in the classroom, so you are prepared when operating your motorcycle. Current Harley-Davidson® models are provided during your course.  Riding gear is provided, if needed.

Check out this video to learn more, and don't forget to sign up today... space is limited!

OHD East - Riding Academy [WITH BILLBOARD]-1

 

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Orlando Harley Davidson Tragedy

Posted by Orlando Harley on Jul 1, 2019 2:17:00 PM

Orlando, Florida – July 1, 2019 – Orlando Harley Davidson remains in shock since learning that seven members of the Jarhead Motorcycle Club were killed in a horrible accident caused by the driver of a truck towing a flatbed trailer.  On June 25th, the driver was criminally charged. It is a woeful understatement that we are profoundly sad over this senseless and tragic loss and searching for how we might help.  

After consulting with a Jarhead Motorcycle Club representative, Laconia Harley-Davidson has committed to a donation of $20,000 for the families of those who lost their lives or were injured in the crash.  We will wire funds directly to the club this week; and they will disperse to the families on our behalf.  Of course, money cannot make up for the loss of the lives of fine people.  It is our hope that this contribution will in a small way assist families in the anguished times ahead. 

In addition, we are raising awareness for the GoFundMe page that the Jarheads organized, which has already over $500,000 towards a goal of $700,000. The Club has stressed no donation is too small.  Donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/jarheads-mc-victims-and-families-support.

It is our understanding that a ride is being coordinated to take place on Saturday July 6th from the Broken Spoke to support the fundraising effort.  Once we have gathered more details on this ride, we will send news on our social media channels.

We want to express our deepest condolences to the families on behalf of Laconia Harley-Davidson.

If you would like to learn more information about how you can donate towards helping the victims and families please visit our website https://www.gofundme.com/jarheads-mc-victims-and-families-support or contact us at (407) 447-7400.

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Harley-Davidson® Milwaukee-Eight™ Engine

Posted by Orlando Harley on Feb 7, 2019 9:56:47 AM

It's been over 100 years in the making, but the next generation of touring engines is here: The Milwaukee-Eight™ from Harley-Davidson® has arrived. This incredible motor was designed to provide superior power and performance for Harley-Davidson® touring motorcycles, and it delivers on both fronts with a ride that you won't soon forget. Come in, call or click and Orlando Harley-Davidson® will be happy to help you schedule a test ride so you can experience this awesome motor for yourself! Orlando Harley-Davidson® is proud to serve the areas of Orlando, Kissimmee, Sanford, and St. Cloud, Florida.

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Meet Harley’s newest Softail addition: The FXDR 114

Posted by Orlando Harley on Feb 7, 2019 9:56:15 AM

Meet Harley’s newest Softail addition: The FXDR 114

Harley Davidson recently announced the FXDR 114 as the 10th model that’s based on the Softail platform. The 114 is an aesthetically appealing and powerful bike that promises speed and agility.

Overview

The FXDR 114 surrounding the capable Softail chassis delivers moto-aggression along with a technical edge. It features the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine that promises unrelenting power as well as weight-saving components made of composite and aluminum. The power cruiser also delivers amplified performance and handling and features premium rear and front suspensions. Let’s take a closer look at the bike’s features.

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The New Boom! GTS Infotainment System Is A Must On Your Street Glide.

Posted by Orlando Harley on Feb 7, 2019 9:55:13 AM

Back in late August of this year, Harley Davidson put out a new version of their infotainment system on the market which has been named the Harley Boom Box GTS. The system was preceded by the Boom Box 4.3 and 6.5 systems.

At a glance

The Boom GTS Infotainment system offers the contemporary function, feel, and look that the latest tablets and mobile devices too. Meanwhile, the features and the durability have been designed particularly for motorcycling. Among the features, two of the most noticeable ones are hands-free voice recognition and Apple CarPlay compatibility. All the elements have been optimized such that they enhance the rider’s interaction with the bike to ultimately result in an improved and enhanced motorcycle touring experience.

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Screamin' Eagle® Harley-Davidson® Upgrades

Posted by Orlando Harley on Feb 7, 2019 9:53:43 AM

If you've been waiting for the perfect time to customize your Harley-Davidson® with some awesome performance upgrades, this is it! The all new lineup of Screamin' Eagle® performance provide more power, performance, and a more satisfying ride, so don't hesitate, come in and see our service department at Orlando Harley-Davidson® and find out what kind of awesome upgrades we can use to tune up your bike! Orlando Harley-Davidson® proudly offers our products and services to the area of Orlando, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, and Sanford in Central Florida. 

HARLEY-DAVIDSON® SCREAMIN' EAGLE® FULLY ADJUSTABLE PIGGYBACK SHOCKS

If you're feeling like your Sportster® is a little stiff, we've got the answer to your problem: Screamin' Eagle® Fully Adjustable Piggyback Shocks. This awesome customization allows you to easily tune your shocks for the performance that you really want. The adjustable preload allows you to set the sag of your bike, and then you can get your ride precisely dialed in using the adjustable compression and rebound dampening. Not only do these shocks boost the performance of your bike, they look great too. The anodized adjuster adds a fierce highlight to the blacked out components, and the piggyback canister is a dead giveaway to anyone looking "This bike doesn't mess around." Come in and talk with our service department today abou

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Topics: Insider, biketoberfest 2018, orlando harley, Harley-Davidson®, Screamin' Eagle, Part Upgrades

Hogtoberfest Events at Orlando Harley-Davidson for Biketoberfest 2018

Posted by Orlando Harley on Oct 17, 2018 12:02:53 PM

 

October in Orlando this year is perhaps the best month for motorcycle enthusiasts so far! The weather’s perfect for a  Biketoberfest party at Orlando Harley-Davidson’s Hogtoberfest!

Biketoberfest 2018 is here! 

Biketoberfest 2018 is all about celebrating the spirit and the adventure of motorcycle enthusiasts of today. From live music to delcious food to exciting motorcycle racing events, as a motorcycle enthusiast, you will have a blast at the Biketoberfest 2018. With a guest list of approximately 150,000 attendees in Central Florida,  you will get to interact with motorcycle lovers just like you and meet up with lots of new riders that have a passion for Harley-Davidson®!

Don’t miss out on Hogtoberfest!

In this year’s Biketoberfest edition, one thing you can’t miss out on is Hogtoberfest 2018! The party is at Orlando Harley-Davidson from the 19th of October to the 21st of October. Hogtoberfest is a 3-day festival which revolves only around music, food, bikes, fun, and brews! At Orlando Harley, you’ll also get to enjoy live bands, tattoos, corn hole corner, and commemorative apparel.

This year at Hogtoberfest you will also see the welcoming of PlexAudio and Espinoza’s Leathers to the vendor showcase. Other exciting activities include 2019 Harley-Davidson® model motorcycle demo events ride-in bike show hosted by Full Throttle Magazine and bike stunts performed by Grimm Co. Plus, while you’re here, you can also check out the newly renovated showroom as well as the largest Harley-Davidson inventory in Central Florida! 

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Topics: biketoberfest 2018, orlando harley