Is Harley-Davidson capitalizing on a reputation among its motorcycles for holding their value or trying to get stock moving in a troubled U.S. economy?
The company is currently offering U.S. buyers what they say is essentially a year’s ownership of a Sportster for free. Buy an ’08 or ’09 Sportster before the end of March, ride it for a year, and get your full purchase price as trade-in value on a new Big Twin Harley.
The trade-in has to occur within a year and has to be for a new Dyna, Softail, VRSC, or Touring Harley-Davidson. Sadly, the new XR1200 Sportster is excluded from this deal.
Meanwhile, in Canada, where this deal is not in effect, you can still ride for free — but not for a year. Deeley Harley-Davidson has posted a schedule of demo rides across the country on its website.