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Default Demo rides at the 115th; escorted?

I’ve put on lots of miles at factory-hosted demo rides in Milwaukee and at Sturgis. The unescorted demo rides set H-D apart from the other manufacturers.

During previous H-D events in Milwaukee, demo rides were at the H-D powertrain facility. The rides were unescorted and followed a 10-mile loop that included 3.5 miles on the I-41 Interstate.

Per the schedule for the 2018 anniversary celebration, the demo rides will be hosted by each of the local dealers. In my experience, dealer-hosted demo-ride events have always been escorted. I suspect that the demo rides at the 115th will be escorted.

While I can understand H-D making this change to drive traffic to the dealers during the 115th, I hope they keep the unescorted format at Sturgis.



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Per my conversations at Sturgis with Chrissy, HD Factory Rep, all the dealer-hosted demo rides during the 115th will be self-guided; no escorts, follow the orange arrows.
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I've never had an escorted ride at a demo day at my local dealer. They tell you the route, and away you go (after they check your safety gear, your license, and you sign a liability form).
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I've never had an escorted ride at a demo day at my local dealer. They tell you the route, and away you go (after they check your safety gear, your license, and you sign a liability form).
Lucky you.

I’ve gone to HD-Demo-Truck days at dealers in Illinois and Wisconsin. Whether suburban (Kenosha, WI) or very rural (e.g., Kewanee, Il), the demo-ride has always been escorted by a lead rider and a sweep rider.
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