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Featured Rental Bike: 2015 Harley-Davidson Low Rider

Harley-Davidson Low Rider 2015

The Harley-Davidson Low Rider is arguably one of the company’s coolest-looking bikes.  It was introduced in 1977, when the chopper culture was in full swing, with the tagline: “Ride it hard, put it away dirty, make your own boundaries”. Because it basically mimicked the customized choppers that bikers had been creating on their own for years, the Low Rider was a popular model and became a mainstay of the Harley lineup until 2009, when it was dropped from production when the company hit tough times.

Fortunately, Harley realized its mistake and brought the Low Rider back into production in 2015.  The new version is equipped with a powerful, rubber-mounted 1690cc Twin Cam 103 motor, hearty brakes with optional ABS and a Six-Speed Cruise Drive transmission.

The Low Rider by definition is low with a seat height of just twenty-seven inches, making most riders feel very comfortable in the saddle while in motion or sitting at a stoplight.  Ergonomically, the Low Rider is improved as well.  The pullback handlebars can be lowered or raised and the seat can be adjusted forward.  Add mid-position pegs and calibrated suspension and the rider instantly feels perfectly placed and ready for the open road, where this bike performs beautifully.

The Low Rider is a cruising motorcycle, built for long, meditative rides through back country.  While it lacks the creature comforts of a touring machine, it is the perfect bike for solo rides or two-up day trips.  With a curb weight of 666 lbs., it can seem a bit heavy and cumbersome in daily commuting situations or riding the southern California freeways on your way out of town, but once free and clear of all that, the Low rider is truly in its element and will let you know once you open up the throttle.  Despite its weight, it is very user-friendly, even for newer riders who are interested in trying out a touring model motorcycle.  Dipping into curves and winding through twisting roads is a pleasure on this stable, comfortable and badass-looking motorcycle (the Low Rider is one of my favorite models).

  • 1690cc engine
  • Air-cooled Twin Cam 103 engine
  • Six-Speed Cruise Drive transmission
  • 8” seat height
  • 644-lb dry weight; 666 lb. wet
  • 7-gallon capacity fuel tank

OC Motorcycle has one of these iconic-styled and undeniably cool motorcycles in their rental fleet.  This bike is perfect for a long day riding open roads in the crisp weather that we are currently experiencing here in Southern California. Call or stop by for more information or to reserve this bike for a weekend ride.

OC Motorcycle is your premiere source for rentals, service and sales in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, Huntington Beach and all of Orange County! OC Motorcycle is an authorized Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Triumph and Vespa/Piaggio dealership in addition to already offering the most diverse line of used motorcycles including Harley-Davidson, BMW, Ducati, Triumph, Honda, Kawasaki and more.

L.V. Sage, Author, Red, White & Blues: Book One Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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