Select one of 280 destinations in over 12 countries. Then begin your road trip on a Harley of your choice, to the sights of your dreams. Thanks to Harley-Davidson Authorized Rental Operators it is easy to plan a quick get-a-way with a variety of recent-model hogs, including the Sportster, Dyna Glide, Softail, VRSC, and Touring models.
Hog heaven? Yes, and all you need to enter the gates of hog heaven is to be 21 years of age, have a valid heavy motorcycle driver’s license and possess a credit card with the necessary limit.
My last Harley rental trip was down the Blue Ridge Parkway on a Fat Boy. Due to the convenience of the rentals, friends were able to fly in from different location and all had different bikes for the ride. We were provided storage to stow our luggage while we were on the road, as well as 24-hour emergency roadside assistance, which fortunately, we did not need.
Guided tours are available in some locations. This option extends you not only the motorcycle but also the airport transfers, hotels, luggage escorts, dinner and some other amenities. This certainly adds a level of convenience around your trip planning but also limits, to an extent, where you can go and what you can see.
H-D Factory Tours are also available in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Missouri. You might want to wait for the warmer months to see where Sportster powertrains are manufactured, Screamin’ Eagle performance parts are produced, the V-Rod motorcycle is built, and Twin Cam engines are created. Certainly, the factory tours add another level of interest and a heightened sense of passion to the trip.
Whether it’s California’s Coast Highway 1, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway, Maui’s Highway 360, or a foreign destination, you can most likely secure a set of wheels to your liking. Not only is it a convenient get-a-away and helpful for testing a new bike before handing over the cash, but it could also be an interesting way to turn a business trip into an extended weekend adventure. Call ahead to guarantee the bike of your choice and enjoy the ride.