Choose The Best Touring Motorcycle | Timber Town Harley-Davidson

How to Choose the Best Adventure Touring Motorcycle

If you want to take your adventures to the next level around Portland, then it’s time to find a bike worthy of your ambition! And luckily, Timber Town Harley-Davidson has plenty of experience pairing riders with the perfect Adventure Touring motorcycle. So, what’s the best Adventure Touring motorcycle for your needs? Take a look at some of the qualities of the top ADV bike options, and see why the Harley-Davidson Pan America™ should be at the top of your list.

Benefits of the Adventure Touring Motorcycle

There’s a good reason that the ADV motorcycle segment has been growing and growing. Not only does the Adventure Touring motorcycle draw in brand new riders, but also customers who are looking for a change. Maybe you’re tired of the uncomfortable position on your Sport Bike and you want something a little more relaxed. Maybe you’re looking for a more versatile option than your old off-road bike. No matter your journey, the Adventure Touring motorcycle is the perfect copilot. Here are just a few of the uses for your Adventure Touring motorcycle:

  • Commuting: The ADV motorcycle is a great choice as a commuter bike in Albany, due to its upright position and nimble handling.
  • Off-Roading: The ADV motorcycle is natural on dirt roads and rocky trails, and you can customize your bike with accessories to tackle the elements with ease.
  • Long-Distance: An ADV motorcycle was designed to perform at its peak, even when loaded up with luggage, and its comfortable ride quality makes for a relaxed road trip.

Considerations for Your ADV Motorcycle

  • Name: If you travel long distances, you’ll want a bike with a recognizable name. This allows you greater flexibility, so you can always find the service and parts that you need – no matter where you find yourself.
  • Comfort: Whether heading into the wilderness or riding around Lebanon, you want to find a bike that fits both your riding goals and your body type. Be sure to take a test ride to make sure the bike feels like a part of you.
  • Condition: Buying a new and reliable bike for a long-distance ride can give you major peace of mind, but if you love the challenge of a fixer-upper, why not check out used options that can be tailored to fit your precise needs?

2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America™ 1250

If you’re in the market for one of the top Adventure Touring motorcycles around, the Harley-Davidson Pan America™ 1250 is your answer. This model has a low center of gravity with a rigid chassis, and the all-new Revolution Max Powertrain sets the new standard on V-Twins with 150 hp. Its tall and upright riding position enhances your comfort throughout any ride, and features like specially-designed Michelin Scorcher tires and customizable Ride Modes optimize your everyday performance. Plus, you can travel far and wide and still find the parts you need – thanks to the widespread popularity of Harley-Davidson bikes.

Take a Test Ride with Timber Town Harley-Davidson

Ready to explore the best Adventure Touring motorcycle? Schedule a ride with Timber Town Harley-Davidson to see why the latest Harley-Davidson Pan America™ 1250 is such a hit with Salem customers, or contact us with questions!

Race Into Summer Open House

Harley-Davidson Open House

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Racing has been part of the Harley-Davidson experience since the very beginning. From the Hillclimbers to the flat trackers to today’s King of the Baggers™ led by our H-D® Factory Racing team. Join us to honor our roots with the Race Into Summer Open House on Saturday, June 22. Summer has arrived. It’s time to roll.

  • Be among the first 55 to RSVP below and claim your exclusive H-D® Racing Pin*
  • Earn additional Prizes & Giveaways*
  • Celebrate the power and performance that only Harley-Davidson® motorcycles can deliver – from the 2024 motorcycle lineup to custom P&A packages and all-new riding gear


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Stop in to register for your chance to win** a 2024 CVO™ Road Glide® ST, a 2025 King of the Baggers VIP Race Experience and a Trip to Daytona for 2 OR 2 VIP Tickets to a King of the Baggers Race, plus other great prizes. Ask us how to earn additional entries.

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Be one of the first 55 to RSVP AND attend our event for an exclusive racing pin. Just fill out the form below and show us your confirmation email when you arrive at our Race Into Summer Open House.

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