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Why we ride at Orlando Harley® /Episode 3

Posted by Orlando Harley on Oct 16, 2019 12:41:47 PM

Grateful to be a part of an incredible organization!

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. 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 the one, the only, Charles Garcia! Orlando Harley's Parts Director. He holds it down and is an encyclopedia of Genuine HD parts knowledge. He's happy to help get you connected with the right part for your bike all day, every day. 

Here's why Charles Rides:

Being born and raised here in Central Florida, I have been fortunate to be around this great weather year-round.  Every winter I say to myself "How awesome is it that I can ride my Harley-Davidson with just a t-shirt and jeans, while so many other people in every other state have their motorcycle stored away?" I have been riding motorcycles for about 14 years now and honestly it wasn’t until I graduated high school that I really ever gained interest. I purchased my first brand new motorcycle at 18 and immediately fell in love with the lifestyle. Even though it was a Suzuki sport bike that I purchased, joining the motorcycle scene opened up a whole new world for me.

I enrolled at Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) here in Orlando the year after I graduated high school to learn all I could learn about motorcycles. I realized that working in the motorcycle industry is something I wanted to do long term. During that 24-month program I landed a job in the parts department here at Orlando Harley-Davidson one week before Bike Week 2006. Definitely the greatest time to experience it all in the motorcycle industry. Working in the tourist destination of Central Florida has enabled me to experience so much diversity in the world of Harley-Davidson.  Never in the years that I have been with OHD have I had two days exactly alike. I would have to say the ability to have connected with so many customers from so many walks of life worldwide have made me very successful with this company.

I always tell my friends and family that it is a dream for most people to own a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, especially those people that live outside of the US.  I can’t describe how cool is it to work for such an awesome company that can help so many people’s dreams come true.

Charles Garcia – Parts Director -  Orlando Harley-Davidson

 
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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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Jarheads MC 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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Which Harley DAVIDSON Sportster bike is right for me?

Posted by Orlando Harley on Oct 17, 2018 11:18:52 AM

The Harley Sportster was one of the first bikes by the company that was fitted with rear suspension. It was also one of the first Harleys to be fitted with an overhead-valve engine and a higher performance.The Sportster has enjoyed a long production run which means prospective Sportster owners get to benefit from the large spare part market and the vast technological know-how of mechanics.

The highway cruising, large motorcycles that are commonly associated with the name Harley Davidson weren’t introduced until a few decades, which means that the Sportster is a true representation of the brand.

Different Sportster bikes

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