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Whatever the weather…

21st October 2009

Thanks to the varied UK climate, the warmest, driest weather isn’t always guaranteed during the summer months. Harley-Davidson UK and Ireland is acknowledging the poor weather we’ve experienced this summer by encouraging motorcyclists to extend their riding season throughout autumn and winter.

By being well prepared, there’s no reason why riders can’t use their bikes during the darker months and continue to enjoy their Harley-Davidson motorcycles right through into the New Year.


Servicing is essential for motorcyclists who intend to use their bikes during the cooler months and Harley-Davidson’s Winter and Corrosion Protection Service can help to prepare their motorcycles for the elements. This service includes a full bike clean, anti-corrosion treatment and extensive 99-point wheel check as well as an oil and filter change. What’s more, the dealer will also valet and remove any remaining anti-corrosion treatments from owners’ bikes when the weather starts to improve.

Meanwhile, for motorcyclists who decide to put their bike away for the winter, Harley-Davidson also offers a collection, storage and delivery service*.


For added peace of mind while out on the road, the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes collection includes an extensive range of versatile and high-visibility functional riding kit.

The men’s FXRG Mid-weight Nylon Jacket is manufactured in waterproof Cordura Aquator fabric. Pre-curved sleeves, zippered cuffs and Aquator fabric at key stress points provide added comfort, while the inside pocket system is ideal for a rider’s essentials. The jacket also features an integrated kidney belt, removable body warmer and full-length cooling vents. Reflective piping on the arms and across the back increases rider visibility on the road. Coordinating FXRG Nylon Trousers are also available.

In addition, the Gauntlet Gloves are made from genuine, high-quality drum-dyed leather. The exclusive waterproof Gore-Tex liner has been developed especially for Harley-Davidson and is guaranteed to keep riders dry while out on the road. The reinforced knuckles and fingerpads offer superior protection.

The MotorClothes range also includes female collections, rain suits, high-visibility vests, wind-resistant face masks and balaclavas, and battery-powered, heated gloves.


Harley-Davidson owners looking for something different will be spoilt for choice with a catalogue of more than 100,000 Genuine Parts and Accessories.

Being seen is equally as important as being able to see while out on the road. Harley-Davidson’s lighting upgrade incorporates a High Intensity Discharge Headlamp System (Xenon). This provides a curb-to-curb spread of blue/white light with a separate Halogen high beam, and gives a focused shaft of light down the centre of the road ahead. The upgrade also includes an electronic starter and ballast system.

If the cold weather is an issue, Harley-Davidson’s collection of heated grips, seats and detachable screens will help to keep the elements at bay. In addition, most of these accessories are multi-fit, so are designed to suit most Harley-Davidson models.

“Once again, ever-changing weather conditions throughout the summer have caused some uncertainty for the UK’s motorcyclists,” says Allan Brownridge, Brand Manager for Harley-Davidson Parts, Accessories and Merchandise for the UK and Ireland. “Many of our owners store their motorcycles for winter, but we hope that we can encourage them to ride through the darker months and take advantage of any riding opportunities they may have.”