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Test Ride a Harley®

What You Should Know

It’s always important to test ride a bike before you agree to buy it, plus taking a motorcycle for a spin is always an adventure. At Black Gold H-D® we make it easy to test ride a Harley® whether you’re looking to buy a used motorcycle near Virginia or your goal is to shop new 2022 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. 

Booking a motorcycle test ride allows you to get a feel for the bike and evaluate whether or not it might be a good fit. If you’re prepared for the ride and you know what to look for, it taking a test ride can be a huge assist in your decision making. Here are some of the most important things to know.

Before You Test Ride a Harley®

It’s harder to test ride a Harley® than it is to walk into a car dealership and get them to hand over the keys. Part of that is because whether you’re buying from a dealership or a private seller, they’re understandably protective of their merchandise. You can imagine the impact (pun intended) if you drop or wreck their bike during the process. 

It’s crazy, but some VA motorcycle dealerships limit customers to sit on their bikes. But if you don’t have the chance to test ride a bike, there’s a good chance you could end up with a major case of buyer’s remorse.

We offer motorcycle test rides for two reasons. First, we want you to be happy with your bike. Maybe the one you walked in thinking was the bike for you actually isn’t the best fit, and you might not discover that just from looking at it or reading biker reviews. Second, Harleys® deserve their reputation for being the best. We don’t have to convince people to buy. Test rides prove Harley® makes the best.

Like with any purchase, do your research before you go. Find specs on all 2022 H-D Motorcycles through our Showroom, and places like offer input from other riders on buying used Harley® motorcycles. That way you know any potential mechanical issues to watch out for. 


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