Hot Metal Harley-Davidson sprung into the month of April with their Spring Opener on Saturday, April 14th. The looming clouds in the morning parted way for a day filled with events, food, and fellowship. The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program representatives were on hand to pass out new rider manuals, literature on their free courses, as well as the famous yellow diamond stickers for vehicles.
Lisa Worsing, the Secretary for the Mon Valley Hog Chapter, and former Pennsylvania instructor demonstrated the slow ride technique and the maximum braking technique. Operations Manager, Rocky Marks showed the stopping difference ABS brakes make on a 2012 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited. The shorter stopping distance raised some eyebrows from onlookers during the demonstration and quite possibly may have converted some old-timers to try the new technology.
Parts Manager AJ Haddad gave a demonstration on LED lighting and Harley-Davidson’s BOOM! AUDIO system, while David LeDonne, the MotorClothes Manager talked function, fashion, and safety.
Hot Metal’s 2012 Demo Fleet was on-hand for riders to try out. Each family of Harley-Davidson was strongly represented in the line-up and reservations weren’t required to take a turn on the Motor Company’s latest models. Hot Metal believes strongly that any endorsed rider can demo any bike so long as the weather permits, even if it isn’t a demo day.
The guests leisurely enjoyed a catered meal topped off with dessert. While the tunes of the DJ along with the rumbling of the motorcycles in and out of the parking lot created a long awaited ambiance which was music to many people’s ears. Those sounds will soon be heard again when Hot Metal Harley-Davidson starts up Bike Nights with Quaker Steak and Lube on Route 51 every Wednesday night through September.
Rider Insurance was in attendance giving free rate quotes and handing out their 2012 swag. The Mon-Valley HOG Chapter signed up a few new members to go riding with them this summer and held a 50/50 drawing.
As guests came for regular first-come first-served maintenance, they received a warm welcome as they pulled into the service entrance. “I stopped out for my 1,000 mile service on my 2012 Street Glide to find a Party! Thanks,” said Gregory Bigger.
Hot Metal Harley-Davidson as a full line up of events in May including the Saddle Up and Ride Open house on May 12th, a Bonfire with local band Sea of Heads on May 18th, and Demo Rides and Hot Dogs on May 26th. All of Hot Metal’s upcoming events can be found at www.hotmetalharley.com or www.facebook.com/hotmetalharley.