Brisbane HOG Chapter riders Karen and Jason Riddell, Vicki Harris and “Kiwi” Barry stopped in to check out the new bikes and take a closer look at Pepper
HD also have, not one, but three bikes in their Jump Start area where non-riders can get on a stationary bike on a rolling road and let the clutch out for the first time on a big V-twin.
Linda Johnston of Brisbane hopped on a Sporster to give it a try, but she says her heart lies with the Night Rod.
Kim says the petrol-heads at the Great Race love the thump and noise of the big twins.
They have a Street 500, Sportser 1200 and Street Glide available for anyone to have a “ride”.
The showcase stand at the Bathurst 1000 comes hot on the heels of the latest sales figures which show Harley as the top-selling road-bike company, about 1400 in front of Honda, while the Harley Street 500 is the third-best-selling bike in the whole market behind the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Honda “postie bike”.
The company is also only 200-odd behind Suzuki for fourth place in the market, despite only offering touring bikes and cruisers.