Can We Guess if You Own a Harley?

By: Nikki Weed

Can We Guess if You Own a Harley?
Image: Unsplash by Nathan Dumlao

About This Quiz

There's nothing quite like the liberating feeling of the wind streaming across your face and the open road panning out in front of you. As you glance in your side mirrors, you see the headlights blazing from a dozen other like-minded riders, all out to enjoy the day and get some seat time in. You roll on the throttle and hear your engine roar to life as you lean into the upcoming curve and think to yourself, "Boy, this is really the life!" What are you hearing, though? Is it a sound that resembles "potato, potato, potato," or is it more of a "wha, wha, wha"?

Motorcycles are one of the most liberating methods of transportation on the planet. For well over 100 years, Harley-Davidson has been catering to those free thinkers who would rather see the world on two wheels as opposed to in some cage — that's motorcycle jargon for a car. These famous motorcycles are lauded worldwide as being able to offer the paramount motorcycle experience, combining comfort and toughness into one easy-to-ride bike.

Are you sporting a Sportster or boasting a Bobber? Take a cruise through this quiz and see if we can peg you for a current Harley owner or a previous worshiper of chrome. We promise you won't get windburn!

Rear Who's most likely to be your back warmer on a long Sunday ride?
Nobody — we have his and hers bikes!
Riding free and solo is the only way!
I suppose my insulated leather jacket
My partner in crime, better known as my spouse

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Ape Hangers What is your opinion on adding a set of ape hangers to a bike?
There is nothing cooler than hangin' on those bars!
They detract from the overall style of the motorcycle.
They seem like they'd be really hard to maneuver with.
Since when do they let primates ride on motorcycles?

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Club Which of these motorcycle clubs would you want to be a member of, based solely on the coolness of their name?
The Warlocks
Sons of Silence
The Black Widows
Market Street Commandos

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Sturgis Where is Sturgis, and what happens there?
South Dakota, home of the biggest rally on Earth
Montana, and a huge motorcycle meetup happens there.
Somewhere in Florida, and it hosts a motorcycle show.
Latitude 44.4, longitude -103, scene of a motorcycle event

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Accident As a motorcyclist, where and when are you most likely to dump your bike?
In the driveway while trying to negotiate low-speed maneuvers
On the interstate when someone tries to occupy my space
While trying to cross any area of slightly uneven gravel or dirt
At the dealership after you drop it too many times

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Color What style and color is your dream bike?
A Stiletto Red Road King
A brand new black Street Bob
An Orange Fuse colored LiveWire
A beautiful blue Electra Glide

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Airhead When you hear the term "airhead," what do you think of first?
Someone that cuts you off in traffic
A BMW motorcycle from the 1970s
Someone without much common sense
A certain type of air-cooled engine

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Tattoo At what age did you get your first tattoo, and what is it?
Around 18 years old; a black puma crawling up my forearm
On my 24th birthday; a Tweety bird on the back of my calf
Before I turned 30 I got a tramp stamp of Oscar the Grouch.
I'm uncomfortable with the idea of a permanent mark on my skin.

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Rain Sometimes you just have to motor on through bad weather! What's the worst weather to ride in?
Sunny days when too many people are out
I'm a champ in all weather!
The days when it's raining sideways
Any sort of precipitation or wind

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Logo Fans of any product can be quite hardcore sometimes! What's the oddest thing you have a Harley-Davidson logo on?
Personalized bank checks
A set of silk underwear
A profile picture frame
A pair of tall golf socks

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Eagle If you were to call your significant other in order to get their attention, what would you shout?
"Hey, babe!"
I call to and answer to nobody!
"Excuse me, honey!"
"Yo, baby!"

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Charity Which of these charity events are you most likely to participate in?
A holiday poker run
A Toys for Tots drive
A GoFundMe event for myself
A community yard sale

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Movie In your eyes, what movie depicts biker life most accurately?
"Wild Hogs"
"The World's Fastest Indian"
"Pee-wee's Big Adventure"
"Every Which Way But Loose"

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Handlebars Stock handlebars are incredibly boring, so what style are you most likely to upgrade to?
Some sweet tasseled breezers
Nothing less than 12-inch apes
What's wrong with stock?
Either cafe racer or clubman

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Magazines Which of these motorcycle magazines do you have a yearly subscription to?
American Iron
Easy Rider
Cycle World
All of these!

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Wolf How much of a lone wolf do you consider yourself?
I enjoy the company of other like-minded individuals, but in moderation.
I can take or leave people, depending on the circumstances and my mood.
A need for constant positive reinforcement mandates me hanging around a crowd.
I only want to be around people I can impress; otherwise, a total lone wolf.

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Reading Which of these books would you choose if you were introducing somebody to the Harley lifestyle?
"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert M. Pirsig
"Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga" by Hunter S. Thompson
"On the Road" by Jack Kerouac
"A Man Without a Country" by Kurt Vonnegut

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Famous Off the top of your head, who's the most famous person who ever rode a Harley-Davidson?
Peter Fonda
Jay Leno
Evel Knievel
Mr. Davidson himself!

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Souvenirs While on a ride, where are you most likely to stop and snap up some souvenirs?
Only an approved Harley dealership or shop
It depends on where the spirit moves me.
Anywhere that has a black and orange logo
Trinkets are for materialistic chumps.

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Gear How much gear do you don when preparing for a ride?
As the saying goes, all the gear, all the time!
At least a properly fitted helmet and leather chaps
A half-shell helmet and a sleeveless leather jacket
A bodysuit with armor in strategic places

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Cage If you were hanging around some bikers and they asked you what your "daily cage" was, how would you respond?
A secure engineering job
A primer gray 1988 F-150
Politely decline answering
A cubicle at an office

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Music Harley-Davidsons are now known for booming sound systems. What are you playing?
"Born to be Wild" by Steppenwolf
"Wasn't Born to Follow" by the Byrds
"La Grange" by ZZ Top
The only music I need is the sound of the road.

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Mecca If you were to hop on your bike and head to the Mecca of Motorcycling, where would you be heading?
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to visit the Harley-Davidson Museum
Altamont, California, to pay respects to the Hell's Angels of 1969
Daytona Bike Week, so I can get the T-shirt to prove I went
The Austrian Alps, to do a foreign tour through huge mountains

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Jacket How many articles of leather clothing do you own?
One sleeveless vest that coordinates with all of my outfits
One Harley jacket and a pair of remarkably soft riding gloves
A pair of chaps I've never worn and an authentic Italian belt
It's a private matter that I'd rather not answer.

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Percent Which of these percentage groups do you feel you fit in with the most?
The 99% financial club
The 1% motorcycle club
The 2% van club
The 5% recruitment club

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Television What is your favorite television show about motorcycles?
"Orange County Choppers"
"Sons of Anarchy"
"Full Throttle Saloon"
They're all fake, so I refrain from all of them.

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Helmet What brand of brain bucket are you loyal to?
An Arai with skull graphics
A matte black Bell turtle-shell
A Shoei open-face with stickers
Helmets are for nerds!

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Fairings How do you feel about fairings?
"I'm faring fairly well; how about you?"
"Fairings are only for Japanese bikes!"
"Fairings keep your knuckles nice and warm!"
"What use is a big chunk of plastic?"

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Buffalo Let's do some word association! What first comes to mind when you hear the term "water buffalo"?
A chain of truck stops
A water cooled Honda
A slow-moving fire truck
The Discovery Channel

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Iron Butt What's the closest you've ever been to accomplishing an Iron Butt, and where?
750 miles, in an attempt to get from Detroit to Daytona
A full 1,000 miles, down Interstate 40 in the dead of winter
I lost track, but the first time was cruising Texas on I-10.
A 24-hour video game binge from the comfort of my living room

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