Tag Archives: Harley-Davidson

Multicultural Millennials Hate Dynas

August 28, 2017

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Multicultural Millennials Hate Dynas

First the FXR. Now the Dyna. Harley-Davidson introduced its 2018 lineup of 29 motorcycles and two tricycles last week. The company is no longer building Dynas or V-Rods. Instead there is a 500cc baby bike that costs seven grand plus tax and license and a couple of 750s that are aimed at millennials and foreigners. […]

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Harley To Be Saved

August 21, 2017

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Harley To Be Saved

Harley-Davidson has unveiled its new advertising campaign. The giant brains who are now running the venerable American motorcycle company have concluded that the reason why the company’s sales keep falling and its stock is trading at a 52-week low has nothing to do with its product or its competition. All along, it has been the […]

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Harley Holding On

July 31, 2017

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Harley Holding On

The headline in the Harley-Davidson press release two weeks ago said “Company Delivered Strong Margins, Retail Sales Lower Than Expected.” What that means is that sales of Harleys continues to decline and the company is trying to compensate by squeezing ever more profit out of every sale. “We are pleased with our ability to deliver […]

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Harley Fine Cut

July 24, 2017

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Harley Fine Cut

Last week the United States Department of Justice announced it was cutting a fine levied against Harley-Davidson a year ago from $15 million to $12 million. The motor company was cited last August for selling high performance electronic fuel injection tuners called Screamin’ Eagle Pro Super Tuners. The Environmental Protection Agency called the tuners “illegal […]

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Harley Bloody Harley

April 20, 2017

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Harley Bloody Harley

Harley-Davidson is still bleeding. This morning the motor company announced it will lay off 118 workers at its York, Pennsylvania assembly plant. It promised to add 118 jobs in Kansas City, It didn’t say when it would start hiring. The announcement came two days after Polaris said it was adding two, new Indian baggers to […]

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Harley And Trump

February 3, 2017

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Harley And Trump

Harley-Davidson remains the most potent symbol of the America that had muscle cars, choppers and miniskirts; before multiculturalism,  LGBTQ and fatal love diseases; before stupid wars; before soldiers started calling themselves war fighters; before cops thought they were commandos; when it was still a misdemeanor to punch a cop and the cops were more likely […]

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Harley Bashing

November 9, 2016

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Harley Bashing

A couple of major, online articles published this week predict that if Harley-Davidson doesn’t “catch up with what’s in demand” the “brand will get replaced” and warn that Harley stock may soon “go into an uncontrolled skid.” The articles were published Saturday by The Huffington Post and Monday by the multimedia investment advisor The Motley […]

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Harley Layoffs

October 19, 2016

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Harley Layoffs

Harley-Davidson announced yesterday that it will layoff 295 workers between now and Christmas. Two hundred twenty-five of them are salaried employees. Seventy are so-called contract employees. The company declined to say which Harley plants will be affected. In August, multiple news sources reported that the York, Pennsylvania plant will lose 117 jobs and about 35 […]

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New Harley Engine

August 24, 2016

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New Harley Engine

The Harley-Davidson Motor Company premiered its new engine yesterday. It is called the “Milwaukee-Eight.” Harley trademarked the name “Milwaukee-Eight” in March 2015 so the engine has been in development since at least then. It is the biggest stock engine the company has ever sold and according to Harley promotional materials it is also the prettiest. […]

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Our EPA Strikes Again

August 19, 2016

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Our EPA Strikes Again

Everybody who has been around American motorcycles long enough to have an opinion that counts knows what the Harley tax is. The Environmental Protection Agency thinks it means something else. The Harley tax is the price you have to pay to transform the brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycle you bought into the bike you want to ride. […]

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Is Harley Still Toast

July 5, 2016

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Is Harley Still Toast

Harley-Davidson stock rose and fall on both sides of the long holiday weekend on rumors that the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer might be bought out by a investment firm named KKR and Company. The investment firm is also known as Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. KKR earns about nine billion dollars a year on revenues of about […]

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Where Have All The Sidecars Gone

March 21, 2016

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Where Have All The Sidecars Gone

There is a Presidential campaign going on and the result of that, in about ten months, will be an inaugural parade in Washington. The parade is always led by local motorcycle police. D.C. cops ride Harleys. Police in this country have been riding Harleys since 1908. The D.C. cops have been riding Harleys since 1917. […]

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Harley Recalls Exceed Sales

October 7, 2015

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Harley Recalls Exceed Sales

Harley-Davidson has sold 170,500 motorcycles and tricycles through the first nine months of 2015 and recalled 312,000 vehicles. Harley recalled 210,000 vehicles in 2014. Recalls averaged 94,000 vehicles annually for the decade that ended with 2013. Harley-Davidson sold 171,079 vehicles in the United States last year. That total was up from 143,391 vehicles in the […]

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