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Frequently Asked Questions About Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles

Buying a new Harley-Davidson® motorcycle can be a daunting process, especially if you’re a new rider who hasn’t visited many showrooms. Rommel Harley-Davidson® Delmarva is a well-respected Harley-Davidson® dealership serving customers near Salisbury, MD. You can rest assured we won’t ever apply any high-pressure sales tactics here. We want you to feel comfortable browsing our inventory of new Harley-Davidson® motorcycles in our showroom or online. Over the years, we’ve handled questions from many first-time buyers, which we’ve included on this page for your benefit. Should you not see your specific question listed here, we welcome you to come to our showroom or reach out to us via phone or email to speak with one of our friendly sales representatives.

Why should I choose a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle?

There’s a reason why Harley-Davidson® has been a giant in the motorcycle industry for well over 100 years. Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are built to last, so you can feel positive about your decision to purchase one. When it comes to performance, you can’t go wrong with their massive engines and heavyweight for better control and stability. Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are also fairly simple to maintain, especially thanks to our parts and service departments. We make it easy to get in and out quickly. Our factory-trained technicians at Rommel Harley-Davidson® Delmarva would love to help you keep your new motorcycle in pristine condition for many years to come. Be sure to ask us about adding a service contract when purchasing your new motorcycle at our Harley-Davidson® dealership!

I’m a beginning rider. What’s the best Harley-Davidson® for me?

Many factors make this difficult for us to answer. Some beginning riders are looking for a motorcycle with a lower price tag, while others are looking for one that’s easier to handle while they’re learning how to ride. Whether comfort or cost is more influential to your decision, we’d be happy to show you some models that we’d recommend for beginners. Stop by and see us today!

I’m a larger rider. Will I be comfortable on a Harley-Davidson®?

Riding a motorcycle is all about being able to balance yourself. Because motorcycle riders come in all shapes and sizes, so do motorcycle models. Harley-Davidson® makes motorcycles to accommodate riders of all heights and weights. We encourage you to come in and take some of our models out for a test ride to familiarize yourself with them and to ensure your comfort level!

How can I negotiate the best financing for my new Harley-Davidson®?

Financing can be a tricky subject. You can check with your bank before you walk into a dealership to get a general idea about financing with your current credit. Generally, the more cash you can put down upfront or the better your credit score is, the lower your monthly payments will be under your financing terms. You should also check with our financing department to see if we can offer you a better deal than your bank. If you’re aren’t especially concerned about buying the newest model of motorcycle, you can usually find a better deal on a dealership’s leftover inventory from previous years. These models still come with desirable features and full manufacturer’s warranties for your peace of mind.

When can I ride away with my new Harley-Davidson®?

Whenever you’re ready to buy! One thing to consider: Will you be riding your new motorcycle home, or will you need someone with a truck or trailer to transport it for you? Remember, you’ll need to have a valid driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement on file to test ride here or to ride your new motorcycle home. To get a motorcycle endorsement, you need to be at least 16 years old, and you’ll need to complete a vision screening, as well as a motorcycle safety course or a motorcycle road test and written exam. If you’re under 18, you’ll need to get a motorcycle permit first.

How should I dress to test ride motorcycles at your dealership?

We recommend bringing your helmet and gloves, although we can lend you a helmet to wear if you don’t already have one. Wearing closed-toe shoes and a long-sleeved shirt are in your best safety interests, as are a padded jacket and eye protection. Our Harley-Davidson® dealership offers gear and accessories to help keep riders safe on the open road.

Where is a motorcycle’s VIN located?

Your motorcycle’s vehicle identification number (VIN), which is a combination of 17 numbers and letters primarily used to provide a detailed history report, is usually located either below the handlebars along its steering neck or on the bottom close to its cylinders. You should be able to find the VIN on your insurance card too. The VIN is important if you ever plan to sell the motorcycle, as the buyer will want to be able to check if it’s been in any serious accidents or has had any significant repair work done.

How can I get the lowest motorcycle insurance premiums?

Regardless of which model of Harley-Davidson® you choose, full insurance coverage is required if you’re financing your purchase. Be sure to shop around various insurance providers to get the best quote. If you’re interested in keeping your insurance premiums as low as possible, many providers offer discounts if you complete a motorcycle riding course. You may want to ask about including your motorcycle gear and accessories under your policy, as the costs of replacing those can be staggering. Gap coverage is also recommended because it helps cover the gap between how much your motorcycle is worth and how much you owe while financing it.

Do you offer financing at your Harley-Davidson® dealership?

Many people let the cost of purchasing a new motorcycle prevent them from realizing their dreams of Harley-Davidson® ownership. That’s why Rommel Harley-Davidson® Delmarva offers flexible financing options with simple monthly payments. Contact us to get a quote from our financing department today!