Main Motorcycle: '08 Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hudson, Ohio - USA
Other Motorcycle: 2012 Guzzi Griso 8v SE
Extra Motorcycle: My 1991 BMW R100GS
It would be interesting to know what the revenue picture looks like for:
- HD clothing
- Screamin' Eagle accessories
Even if the bike sales dip, they have inundated the bike market in the US, and these folks buy a lot of 'stuff' with the HD logo on it, so accessory and clothing revenues would be interesting to see.
However, I think the guys that are buying an HD because it is the thing to do are off buying something else now. There were execs where I worked that, at age 40-50, bought their first bike, an HD. I think those days, like the days of the hula hoop, are over.
I think in the future, HD may have to depend on the dyed in the wool motorcyclist, not the individual purchasing driveway jewelry. And that's a much smaller number.
GBNF: 03 T100 Luc Org and Silv: 122/42 jets, TORs, 18T, UNI filter, no AI, Polaris bellmouth, Metz 880 tires, Prog. 440 shocks (105/150 springs), 11-1124 frk springs, Thrux frk caps, gaiters, MotoTwin bars, 6024 lamp, htd grips, 12v outlet.