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New or Used: Which Harley is Right For You?

Last updated 2 years ago

Thanks to their unparalleled power and freedom, making the decision to buy a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is easy. But trying to decide which Harley to purchase can be challenging. Once you consider all the iconic Harley models of the past, the choice becomes even harder. Here are a few factors to consider when selecting a new or used Harley.


Before you head to your local Harley-Davidson dealer, first set a reasonable budget for yourself. The costs of a new Harley include a substantial down payment, monthly payments, and fuel. Harley motorcycles that are a few years old are much less expensive and can be nearly as reliable as new models. If you can find a used model that looks like new and only has a few thousand miles on it, then you’re in luck.  


Since you’re the one riding it, take care that your new Harley matches your style. If you consider yourself to be a cutting edge rider, then you’re best suited for a new model. However, if you’re a fan of the classic Harley look, then there are plenty of stylish, powerful, and tried-and-true motorcycles to choose from.


Whichever Harley you buy, make sure you’re getting a good deal. All new Harley-Davidson motorcycles should come with at least a one year warranty—if they don’t, then consider finding another dealership. Some used Harleys are likely to have warranties as well, though they’re rarely as comprehensive as new warranties.

If you’re itching to test drive a new or used Harley-Davidson motorcycle before you buy, then visit the Portland area's favorite Harley dealership, Latus Motors. If you’re still deciding on the right model, then our knowledgeable sales staff would be happy to answer any questions and point you toward your dream model. We also have an expert service department, fully stocked with quality parts. Give us a call today at (503) 980-4060 to find out more about our inventory.


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