2018 was an unforgettable year for Harley-Davidson and the Lind H-D stores. We celebrated new product launches, events, showroom parties and even the re-location of our Newmarket Harley-Davidson showroom. We're looking back on what a fantastic year 2018 was and looking forward to the year ahead of us and what it holds for Harley-Davidson. Stay tuned for our jam-packed 2019 events calendar. It's going to be a big one!
January - Our Lind Harley-Davidson dealerships in Guildford, Newmarket, Norwich and Reading all took part in the Battle of the Kings custom bike building competition. Harley-Davidson dealers from across the globe battle it out to win the Custom Kings title. In 2018 our Guildford Harley-Davidson stores entry 'The Petrali Racer' made it to the national finals and was on display at the MCN Motorcycle Show in London.
February - A big announcement from Harley-Davidson set tongues wagging in February with the intorduction of two all-new models to the Sportster line-up. The Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special were eagerly anticipated and proved to be popular models with Sportster fans from their arrival date.
March - We threw a party to remember at our Guildford Harley-Davidson dealership. Hundreds of customers and friends flocked to join the team to celebrate 9 years of Guildford H-D. Plans are already in place for the big birthday bash at Guildford this year as they celebrate their 10th anniversary.
April - Newmarket Harley-Davidson celebrated their last ever birthday party at Black Bear Lane in 2018. After spending 22 years at the premises they threw a party to remember with lots of special guests. The team have announced plans for their grand opening party at the new Oaks Drive location and can't wait to welcome customers new and old to their new home.
May - The team at Reading Harley-Davidson hosted a party to celebrate their 3rd Birthday. The carpark was jam packed with trade stands, attractions, live music and food to party in true Reading Harley-Davidson style. They even had a live tattooist on-site!
June - All of the Lind H-D teams took part in the national scheme: Ride to Work Week in June 2018. Our staff waved goodbye to the morning commute in the car, bus or on foot and all hopped onto their motorcycles for the week to serve doughnuts and refreshments to our customers doing the same on their way to work. June also marked the first ever Ber Street Bike Night in Norwich. Continuing into 2019 this evening event went from strength to strength with bikers from all over heading to spend a sunny evening at Norwich H-D with music, food and two-wheel fun.
July - 4 Exciting new Harley-Davidson models were announced in July 2018. The motor company gave customers an insight into the future of the brand with the Livewire all electric motorcycle, the Pan America touring model, the Street Fighter middleweight model packed with performance and agility and the Future Custom Moel featuring a muscular stance, aggressive stripped down styling and 1250cc of pure performance. With all these models joining the H-D line-up in years to come, the future is looking bright.
August - Exciting 2019 updates were announced from the Harley-Davidson dealer show in San Diego. The announcements Included the FXDR 114 a brand new Softail model, the Milwaukee Eight engine becoming available in Touring models, performance and ride enhancing technology in existing models and much more.
September - The Harley-Davidson Fat Bob from the softail line up wins best cruiser. Formally a member of the Dyna family and the new model announcement in 2017 included the new 2018 softail models including this Fat Bob. In September this bike won Auto Trader Best Bike Awards 2018 for the Best Cruiser category.
October - After it's announcement in August, The revolutionary all new Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 arrived with us in our Lind Harley-Davidson stores in Guildford, Newmarket, Norwich and Reading for all of our customers to explore.
November - The revolutionary FXRG collection performance riding gear designed for all-year riding arrived in-store with our Lind H-D teams. See our experts for personalised advice on what items would fit you and your ride perfectly.
December - Newmarket Harley-Davidson moved homes over the Christmas and New Year period to their all new purpose built store on Oaks Drive on the Newmarket business park.