Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson

Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson in Ormond Beach is a must-stop during Bike Week.  This dealership is enormous.  Two stories with an escalator!  It feels like the Macys of motorcycle dealerships.  Welcoming and helpful staff.  Huge selection of bikes.  Giant windows (like a car wash) to view the service department and watch the technicians work.  There’s a snack bar in the service department waiting area.  And a barbershop.  No kidding. 

And if you’re looking for a gift for an H-D lover, there is enough branded merchandise in this place to guarantee a successful shopping trip.  Come to think of it, nearly everything is H-D branded.  I might have seen some third-party products in the parts department that were not, but that’s about it.  Clothing, footwear, helmets, hats and scarves, chairs, signs, jewelry, lighters, cups, cocktail glasses, poker chips, diecast toys, dog toys, dartboards, ping pong and billiard balls, Legos(!), lunch boxes, automotive accessories, phone charging cables, luggage, backpacks, purses, knives, footballs, clocks, watches and more.  It wasn’t on display this year but a few years ago there was an H-D foosball table with black and orange men.  Enjoy the video and check out the gallery below too!

HD Museum

I was in Milwaukee on business 2 weeks ago, so I took the afternoon off and visited the Harley Davidson museum. I have to admit, I was a bit underwhelmed. Perhaps Barber Motorsports spoiled me, but it just seems like HD could have done so much more. The museum has a dark industrial motif. The lighting didn’t do the bikes justice and the mix of fluorescent and incandescent lighting made photography a bit of a chore. I will say that the Wall of Tanks was beautifully done and a delight to behold. It was my favorite part of the museum. I understand how iconic the museum is and I’m glad I went but overall it was a bit disappointing.

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