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post #1 of 1185 (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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H-D in trouble.

Was surfing through the net this afternoon, since its snowing like crazy here. I found this article about H-D.

Very interesting.

Harley-Davidson Is a Victim of Its Own Success

Since this site worked for me, but not now, just copy and do a search with it. Sorry about that.

Ride safe,

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post #2 of 1185 (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 04:56 PM
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Back in the 90s, Harley dealers used to brag: "We don't sell Harleys, we decide who gets to own one".
Well, guess what, they're not deciding anymore...... What goes around comes around.

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I know a couple younger (Millenial) fellow riders who were pulled into the H-Ds as their first bike, some new, some secondhand. All sold within 1-2 years and moved on to something else. Not because of the H-D bad-boy image, but because the bikes rattle themselves apart. One guy finally gave up after his entire tail light assembly fell off mid-ride and ended up wrecked... Anyone should do a head-to-tail of their bike's nuts and bolts once in a while, but I never hear so many stories of bits dropping off mid-ride as I do with H-Ds. That signature rumble seems to come with a cost.

I used to think it was true that money can't buy happiness... then I bought a motorcycle.
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Trapped by their own success pretty well sums it up.
Their sales force and customer base don't exactly welcome too much innovation and the buying demographic has changed.
They knew it when they had Buell, they knew it when they had the V-Rod and they know it know.
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good riddance

Your level of ignorance and snobbery never ceases to amaze me........


Every time I think you have reached bottom and you find a way to dig a new deeper hole.....




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I have owned a few (3) Harley Sportsters, not a big one, never desired a 800lb. motorcycle. Hoping they survive, with new products and new buyers, there are a lot of JOBS here and in other countries to be lost if not. Also since we can't bad mouth our backward thinking politicians on this forum we can complain about our backward thinking Motor Co. We need them.
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........we can complain about our backward thinking Motor Co. We need them.


Well if THE MOTOR COMPANY (you need to say that three times as a echo) goes under where will Triumph USA get their new Executives?


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