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Thank goodness no harley davidson motorcycles in paris??

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Thank goodness no harley davidson motorcycles in paris??

the noise from motorcycles I thought was bad enough but most were not that loud. Better than in a US city.

I hate to think what the noise level would be if there were lots of US Harleys around. I did not see one in 2 weeks. Does Paris have and enforce a noise ordnance that keep the Harleys away?

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1. Re: Thank goodness no harley davidson motorcycles in paris??

there are most assuredly Harleys in Paris (and across France) They're highly-prized (and high-priced) and too big to drive for your commuter vehicle in the city.

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2. Re: Thank goodness no harley davidson motorcycles in paris??

In the city, motorcycles are used for fast commutes through traffic jams, not for recreation. So as Sunshine said, they need to be slim. Harleys are used for recreation so you seem them mostly in outer suburbs and rural France but there is a big and famous Harley Davidson store at Bastille.

I find Paris so noisy with car traffic anyway that I doubt I would notice a motorcycle.

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3. Re: Thank goodness no harley davidson motorcycles in paris??

Every Friday night at Bastille, there is a huge gathering of Harleys and other choppers.

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4. Re: Thank goodness no harley davidson motorcycles in paris??

There are a number of HD stores on the Right Bank, can't remember where but recall passing them ... So stores = bikes somewhere :-)

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5. Re: Thank goodness no harley davidson motorcycles in paris??

There is usually a rather beautiful Harley parked outside our building

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6. Re: Thank goodness no harley davidson motorcycles in paris??

The Harley "shopping mall" (there are about 5 or 6 stores -- motorcyle sales, spare parts, accessories, T-shirts...) are on Boulevard Beaumarchais very close to Bastille.

Edited: 04 July 2014, 14:59
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7. Re: Thank goodness no harley davidson motorcycles in paris??

I need to locate a HD dealership as a co-worker wants a t-shirt. I'll google for dealerships.

http://www.harleydavidson-bastille.fr/

Edited: 04 July 2014, 17:31
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8. Re: Thank goodness no harley davidson motorcycles in paris??

which is hilarious, as we've hauld H-D coffee mugs and tshirts from the US for European friends...

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9. Re: Thank goodness no harley davidson motorcycles in paris??

My friend collects the shirts. My BF has one from the most northern HD is the US; in Alaska.

I know, it's ironic.

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10. Re: Thank goodness no harley davidson motorcycles in paris??

Harley Davidson is just like Hard Rock Café and other such places -- every city has city branded items that people want.