4. Demo Rides

Victory Demo Ride

One of the best things about Daytona Bike Week is that most of the major manufacturers have a presence at the event, giving riders an opportunity to look at all of the current model bikes. Most offer an opportunity to demo them, too. While you won’t get to set any land speed records on the demo ride, you do get the chance to feel what the bike is like out on the road. Our advice is that if you are really hot to ride one particular model, show up early in the morning to register – the newest, highest demand bikes get booked up early.

While there are demo rides in other locations, the Daytona International Speedway is the epicenter of demo ride activity. Make sure you bring proper riding gear (meaning at least a DOT-approved helmet) and a valid motorcycle endorsement. If you really fall for a bike, you might want to have your checkbook handy, too.

The following manufacturers are expected to provide demo rides during Bike Week: Can-Am, Indian Motorcycle, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory.