May 25, 2024


Automotive to Us

Hot wheels: Demand for motorcycles revs up in NH during pandemic | Transportation

Since he began riding two years ago on a used 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle, Chad Fazio knew he wanted to upgrade to a Harley-Davidson.

Last month, the 22-year-old bought his first — a 2021 Low Rider S.

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Matty Laughlin, general manager at Manchester Harley-Davidson, says the dealership is poised to be one of the top performers in sales nationwide again this year.

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Glenn Berube of Manchester talks about motorcycles as he stands by his 2021 Harley-Davidson Limited Edition FLH Ultra Glide Revival last week at Manchester Harley-Davidson.

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Fred and Malinda Breth of Manchester arrive on their Harley-Davidson Tri Glide during Beach Party Bike Night at Manchester Harley- Davidson on Thursday.

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