The Adventure of a Ride for the Test-Ride
An amazing four-day trip for the Discover More 2015 Harley-Davidson test
This Tuesday I left my hometown for a 1.215 km adventure to visit the Harley-Davidson dealership in Bucharest, Romania. Bogdan, my best friend, came along for the trip, which had us both riding our beloved bikes through the Carpathian mountains, crossing the great Romanian plains, then down by the shore of the Danube and back to Arad.
On the way there, we took in some remarcable sights, such as the Roman Fortress in Deva, the Grand Square and The Bridge of Lies in Sibiu, and the Olt river dam near Calimanesti.
In Bucharest, we checked in at one of my best friend’s welcoming apartment. The first day we just relaxed, planning the schedule for the upcoming day.
Visiting the dealership, I felt like a little kid in a candy store. I was excited by all the things I saw: the motorcycles, the gear, all the custom parts and merchandising items, even the whole building had some pretty cool features. I got to check out some of my favourite models, but the most iconic and powerfull project of Harley-Davidson is the Street Glide Special.
Because the season hadn’t officially started yet, the dealership didn’t have any test bikes available, so I only got a chance to play with the 2015 Street Glide Special inside — after all the anticipation of getting to ride a Harley-Davidson for the first time, this turned out to be a bit of an anticlimax … but then I had a crazy idea!
So we got back home and after pulling a few strings with the magic touch, by Saturday afternoon I took a memorable test with a black 2012 Street Glide Special with sidecar attachment!!!
Once you get on it you feel all that power and torque between your legs just waiting to get out while that 1.7 liter Twin Cam engine shakes like a beast. It’s impossible not to love this masterpiece of design and engineering among the touring motorbikes.
Thank you Discover More 2015 for the chance to share this amazing experience. It was EPIC!