Local Harley dealer keeps icon alive

A Harley-Davidson motorcycle is an American icon people dream about owning. Horsepower Harley-Davidson is here to make those dreams come true.

The Williamsport dealership, 1910 E. Third St., opened in 2004. The store sells new and pre-owned Harley-Davidson motorcycles, parts, accessories and general merchandise, said Kevin Decker general manager.

When a customer comes in to purchase a new ride, the employees help them look for what is physically appealing to them then find what is most comfortable for them, he said. After they pick out a couple they like, they can test drive them.

If they decide to buy, the average customer will customize the bike to their liking, he said.

The employees set them up with any other gear they need such as a helmet or leather jacket.

The merchandise the store carries goes beyond clothing. They have luggage, eyewear, wallets, belts and more said, Kim Dugan general manager.

There is also a service center that has technicians with combined 50 years of experience, said Dugan.

Some of the services they offer are oil changes, brakes, tires, suspension adjustments, state inspections and dyno tuning.

“We sell the world’s best motorcycle,” she said. “We want people to have the best experience.”

To help people have a positive shopping experience, they aim to create a sense of fellowship and belonging, she said. Many regulars will come to the store to hang out in their lounge area and grab a cup of coffee.

Besides the sales aspect, the dealership is dedicated to helping the community through sponsoring rides and donating to charities. They try to help as many local charities as possible.

Many benefit rides will start or end at the store, said Decker.

A ride coming up is from noon to 4 p.m. on July 22 and 23 for a woman who has ovarian cancer.

As well as having charity events, the dealership will also be hosting the final state Harley owners group or HOG rally from July 28-30. Next year the company will be setting up regional rallies composed of three or four states, he said.

The rallies are a time for hundreds of Harley riders to come together to play games, listen to seminars, eat food and demo new bikes, he said.

Each month the dealership has different events such as a Sunday breakfast ride at 9 a.m. starting at Sheetz on Maynard Street. On September 24-25 there will be an open house with live entertainment, food and a stunt team performance.

For more information visit horsepowerhd.com.