October 20, 2020

Demo Rides: When And Where To Try New Bikes

Every riding season the manufacturers load up big rigs with new bikes, visit dealers around the country and allow potential customers to take test rides. 

The OEMs are now starting to reveal itineraries for 2019. Here’s what RIDE-CT & RIDE-NewEngland knows so far about demo opportunities in the northeast.

This page will be updated frequently as manufacturers and dealers provide info:






March 30 – Demo event and open house at Hudson Valley Motorsports in Ossining, NY.


May 4-5 – Mike’s Famous Harley-Davidson in New London, CT.

May 17-18 – Brothers’ Harley-Davidson in Branford, CT.

May 18-19 – Harley-Davidson Shop of Rochester in Rochester, NH.

June 7-8 – Adirondack Harley-Davidson in Broadalbin, NY.

July 27 28 – Twin States Harley-Davidson in Lebanon, NH.

Aug. 23-25 – Yankee Harley-Davidson (in Bristol, CT) hosts a factory demo visit at the Polo Grounds in Farmington, CT as part of Dream Ride. Just-announced new 2020 models will be on the truck.

Sept. 21-22 – Mike’s Famous Harley-Davidson in New London, CT.


June 4-8 – Americade in Lake George, NY.

Aug. 15-18 – Touratech DirtDaze Rally in South Pomfret, VT.


June 4-8 – Americade in Lake George, NY.

June 11-16 – Laconia Motorcycle Week in Laconia, NH.

June 22-23 – MOM’s South in Foxborough, MA.

July 13-14 – Brookfield Indian Motorcycle in Brookfield, CT


July 6-7 – Maximum Motorsports in Riverhead, NY.

July 12-13 – Motorcycle Mall in Belleville, NJ.

July 19-20 – Cycle Motion in Middletown, NY.

July 26-27 – Duchess Recreational in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Aug. 2-3 – Cross Bay Motor Sports in Bay Shore, NY.

Aug. 9-10 – Pilgrim Power Sports in Plymouth, MA

Aug. 16-17 – Souhegan Valley Motorsports in Milford, NH.

Moto Guzzi

V85TT Dealer Tour

May 31-June 1 – Seacoast Sport Cycle, Derry, NH.

June 12-13 – Hamlin Cycles, Bethel, CT.

June 14-15 – BMG Powersports, Goshen, NY.

June 19-20 – Moto Guzzi Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY.

Royal Enfield

No visits scheduled in the Northeast.






May 3-5 – Maximum Motorsports in Riverhead, NJ.

May 9-11 – Motorcycle Mall in Belleville, NJ.

May 16 – 18 – Mom’s South in Foxborough, MA.

June 4-8 – Americade in Lake George, NY.

June 10-15 – Laconia Motorcycle Week in Laconia, NH.



About Bud Wilkinson

An award-winning print and broadcast journalist, Bud Wilkinson writes the "RIDE-CT" motorcycle column and the "My Ride" vintage car feature for the "Republican-American" newspaper in Waterbury, CT. He studied journalism at Ohio Wesleyan University where he received a B.A. degree. He currently rides a 1987 BMW R 80 RT and a 2014 Triumph Bonneville.