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Ultra AL
11-07-2013, 05:36 PM
A new 'report' online about the Motor Company's near inevitable demise, according to them:

http://www.hdforums.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/a-gloomy-perspective-on-harley-davidson-69552.pdf (http://www.hdforums.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/a-gloomy-perspective-on-harley-davidson-69552.pdf)

Here's a quote from the article:

‘The Harley brand is suffering. It is well known that Harley-Davidson’s customer base is shrinking. The people that still think Harleys are cool are typically underemployed white males that were adults in the ‘60s or ‘70s. These dudes are simply dying off. And sometimes the motorcycles themselves are accelerating this process’


And:

‘The company will need to figure out a way to manage its increasingly common characterization as a pawn shop with a clean showroom, but dirty tactics.’


Finally - one of their suggestions to help the MoCo turn it around:

‘Plan to grow into a new line of business. For example, guns. Might as well keep Harley dangerous.’

Ultra AL
11-07-2013, 05:39 PM
And here is HD Forums response to that report:

http://www.hdforums.com/articles/new-financial-analysis-predicts-hd-gloom-doom/

LOL - 'The Pope doesn't approve'.

Mudpuppy
11-07-2013, 06:22 PM
GM is suffering and on the brink as well. Even Walmart is suffering. LET THEM ALL FAIL!

Ultra AL
11-07-2013, 06:38 PM
LET THEM ALL FAIL!

Whatever happened to 'too big to fail'? Can't we just give them (another) Govt Bailout? Make it G-D instead of H-D?

Gas Man
11-07-2013, 10:22 PM
These people are on crack.

Mudpuppy
11-08-2013, 12:58 PM
Iceland - no one was too big to fail and all the corrupt motherfuckers went to jail - problem solved

USA - no one went to jail everyone was bailed out and the problem is now nearing epic nonrecoverable levels

Your choice