Harley-Davidson dealers already seeing sales spike ahead of 110th

CREATED Aug. 27, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug. 27, 2013

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MILWAUKEE – Days before Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary bash, dealers are already buzzing with business.

Many riders have already made the trek to Milwaukee ahead of the celebration.

"I'm back for more,” exclaimed Hashath Morales, who made the trip from Florida.

“It's just the people. The ride. It's different."

Vendors and dealerships are welcoming riders with open arms. At Milwaukee Harley-Davidson, owner Chaz Hastings watches on as people from across the globe shop for gear.

He even set up a T-shirt bar, so customers could buy clothes that commemorate the occasion.

"We’re trying to make it easy for people, so it's kind of a 'dine and dash' type thing, you know, you grab it quick and you can go,” Hastings explained.

Folks aren't just stopping by for accessories. The excitement surrounding this anniversary is so high, Hasting’s business has sold close to 20 bikes in four days.

Starting Thursday, Milwaukee Harley-Davidson will stay open 24 hours each day until Monday.