Though most dealerships aren’t joining in the fray of opening Thanksgiving night, you’d be hard pressed to find many who aren’t participating in Black Friday weekend in some way.
The editors at PSB found a wide variety of Black Friday happenings throughout the industry. Here are highlights of just a dozen of the many events we found:
Orange & Black Friday Party Weekend at Lake Erie Harley-Davidson in Avon, Ohio
Friday and Saturday
The two-day weekend party kicks off 8 a.m. Friday with kegs and eggs. Friday music by Two Guys Acoustic & Jonah Koslen and Saturday music by Ted Riser. Purchase more than $200 in MotorClothes or Genuine Harley-Davidson parts and accessories and receive a free item. Each person gets a roll at the Lake Erie Harley-Davidson craps table. The first person to spell H-A-R-L-E-Y wins a brand new Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X.
Black Friday Sale at Montgomeryville Cycle Center in Hatfield, Pa.
6 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday
Doors open early at 6 a.m. Friday, with better deals earlier in the day. From 6-7 a.m., receive 25 percent off; from 7-8 a.m., get 20 percent off; and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., receive 15 percent off all purchases except pre-existing sales items. Free freight on all new unit purchases. 10 percent off special orders. Buy a $50 gift card, and receive a $10 gift card free. Then from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, get 15 percent off all day.
Annual Black Friday and Saturday Event at Gowanda Harley-Davidson in Gowanda, N.Y.
8:30 am. Friday through 3 p.m. Saturday
The first 10 people in the door before 9 a.m. Friday receive free $25 gift certificates. Get a free $50 Gowanda Harley-Davidson Loyalty Card for every $100 spent. Spend $300 or more and receive a free $75 gift. Spend $500 or more and register to win a free overnight stay at The Great Tree Inn B&B, plus a brand new 2014 Rushmore Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Spin to win $500, $1,000 or $1,500 off a used bike in the Used Bike Spin-O-Rama. Sales on leather jackets, Pink Label merchandise, select in-stock jewelry, LED lights and Survival Straps.
“Red” Friday at Ducati Omaha in Omaha
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday
The Ducati version of Black Friday. Door busters at 10 a.m. Snacks and refreshments all day. NU/UI game on the big screen at 11 a.m.
Black & Orange Friday at Frieze Harley-Davidson in Fallon, Ill.
8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday
Free Sonic breakfast burritos starting at 8 a.m. while supplies last. In the MotorClothes department, deals include 20 percent off all H-D licensed leather merchandise, up to 65 percent off select sale items and 20 percent off a Frieze H-D T-shirt when you trade in a competitor’s H-D T-shirt. From 8 a.m. to noon, receive 20 percent off aftermarket P&A and get 10 percent off from noon to 7 p.m. Deals on Cardo scala rider G9 sets.
Black Friday Deals at B.A. Wolfe PowerSports in Clarksville, Tenn.
8 a.m. Friday
Doorbusters, apparel sales, refreshments and giveaways with purchases. Receive an additional $10 gift card with the purchase of a $50 gift card. Receive a free GoPro camera with the purchase of a bike.
VIB Weekend at Triple S Harley-Davidson in Morgantown, W.Va.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday
The first 75 people through the door receive a pre-loaded gift card valued up to $100 to be used toward the purchase of any Harley-Davidson licensed product. Follow the dealership on Facebook for Black Friday updates.
Black Friday Sale at Road, Track & Trail in Big Bend, Wis.
10 a.m. Friday
Free winter beanies while supplies last. 20-30 percent of select in-stock winter apparel. 25 percent back in gift certificates for any purchases of parts, apparel and accessories over $50 to be used toward a purchase in December, January or February. Up to 40 percent off clearance. $200 off extended service plans with a vehicle purchase. Sign up to win swag, like a jacket, helmet, and more. Purchase a snowmobile and spin the wheel to win additional gifts, such as snow pants, gloves, or clothing.
Black Friday at CrossRoads Harley-Davidson in Wilkesboro, N.C.
6 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday
Come early for doorbusters. Ask about an in-store shopping secret in MotorClothes and parts. Double points day on More Than Rewards from 6 a.m. to noon. Receive an extra 20 percent off clearance licensed products, 25 percent off Bulova watches and 30 percent off Stamper jewelry. CrossRoads T-shirt deals.
Black Friday Sale at Southbay Motorsports in Chula Vista, Calif.
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday
Doorbusters 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sale ends at 7 p.m. Some deals include: save $17 on a Nelson-Rigg motorcycle cover, more than 75 percent off Fox Duncan sunglasses, save $47.96 off a pair of Fox Rockstar Youth 180 pants. Purchase a weekend desert pass to the Imperial Sand Dunes for only $20 (regularly $35) or a season pass for only $120 (regularly $150) with a $50 purchase.
Black Friday Deals at Bob Weaver Motorsports & Marine in North Towanda, N.Y.
9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday
Receive 25 percent off all accessories and clothing from 9 a.m. to noon and get 20 percent off from noon to 8 p.m. Take home a free winch and plow with all 4X4 ATVs; all Rangers and RZRs come with a free winch; $100 off Yamaha generators, pressure washers and water pumps; take an extra $500 off all snowmobiles; or receive a free GoPro camera or $300 gift card with the purchase of a motorcycle. Free T-shirt with any gift card purchase.
Black Friday Sale at Ephrata Cycle in Ephrata, Pa.
5 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday
A minimum of 20 percent off on all parts and accessories in stock or special order. Special pricing on new units.