Text by Tim Marks, Photos by Dominique King
I kept receiving email about the opening of a new Harley-Davidson dealership in Farmington Hills, Michigan that promised to the biggest and best Harley in the Detroit metropolitan area.
The dealership opened with a bang in late October and, as a Suzuki rider, I wondered why I was on their mailing list.
It turns out that the dealer where I bought my beloved Suzuki Boulevard bike was MotorCity Power Sports near Pontiac, which is a sister store to new MotorCity Harley-Davidson in Farmington Hills.
I love seeing new bikes, so Dominique and I made our way out to Farmington Hills on a rainy afternoon shortly after the grand opening of the new dealership.
It worked out to be the perfect time to visit.
The new MotorCity Harley-Davidson dealership has a giant showroom and is one of the largest Harley dealers in the country.
The showroom was full of row after row of new Harleys.
There were street 500 and 750s, Sportsters in all colors and engine sizes, street rods and Road Kings and everything in-between. Engine sizes ranged from 500cc and 750cc bikes in the Street series, to the new for 2017 Milwaukee-Eight (107ci and 114ci).
The showroom wasn't too busy on the rainy day, and I had a nice conversation with salesman Robert “Big Bob” Staton about bikes and riding.
Bob was extremely helpful and resisted picking on me about my Suzuki Thumper.
Bob said that MotorCity offers “learn to ride” classes for both new and skilled riders, even supplying the bikes for the new rider class.
Passing the new rider class gives students a waiver of the State of Michigan riding test for a motorcycle endorsement.
I can attest that taking a training session is invaluable to riders of all skill levels.
The service department combines a claimed 130 years of mechanic experience, and riders can get their rides completely overhauled if they need to do so.
The service and work MotorCity Power Sports near Pontiac is always excellent, and the staff at the new Harley-Davidson dealership in Farmington Hills looks to be similarly top-notch.
The new Motorcity facility is definitely a good option as a one-stop-shop for all your Harley needs.
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