Lots of people are brand loyal to Harley and it’s easy to see why. Often riders feel a sense of freedom and independence when they ride a Harley, while others appreciate the company's history and tradition. Others simply enjoy the look and feel of the bikes. Whatever the reason, riders who are loyal to Harley-Davidson tend to be very passionate about the brand.
So if you’re looking to join the Harley-Davidson family. Finding the best motorcycle for you is the first step. The first questions that you should ask yourself are, what type of riding will you be doing? Are you looking for a touring motorcycle to go on long-distance rides or do you want something sportier to use for commuting? Everyone's answers to this question are going to be different, which is why Harley offers so many different motorcycle segments.
What is your budget? Once you know how much you are willing to spend on your next ride, you’ll be able to drastically narrow down your options. If the bike you have your eye on is out of budget for you, consider a pre-owned model. Harley-Davidson has an awesome Certified Pre-Owned program so you can ensure the used bike you’re getting meets their quality expectations.
Some of the most popular Harley-Davidson models among HOG members include the Sportster, Dyna, and Softail. The Sportster is a great option for beginners, they are lightweight, easy to handle, and have a low seat height. The Sportster 883 is a good choice for those who want a little more power, while the Sportster 1200 is perfect for those who want a bit more speed.
There are so many other great Harley-Davidson motorcycle options available as well. So to make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a full list of Harley-Davisons best motorcycles for beginners.