How Harley-Davidson Killed Itself

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If Harley Davidson is the Titanic, the pandemic might just be that one big iceberg. Worse still, it had a hole in the hull and sputtering engines before all this even began. Damn. Is HD done for? [Details below]
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Ragnvaldr
Ragnvaldr Acum 2 ore
First bike was a Honda Shadow 650, because it's what I could afford. Then I got a Suzuki Intruders LC VL1500 project bike, because it was what I could afford. Years later I got a pimped out eighteen year old Harley, because it was what I could afford. Funny thing, after two years the Harley is gone and the Honda and Suzuki are still sitting in the garage. I wouldn't say there's anything wrong with Harley, it's a classic company. It's just not great at a lot of things. The main problem I have is I don't but things based on brand loyalty, I buy things based on functionality, frugality, and personal ideals. Government protectionism goes pretty hard against my ideals, a company has to succeed on it's own merits. If it doesn't then it wasn't meant to be.
Guramrit Pannu
Guramrit Pannu Acum 13 ore
Note- Harley has partnership with Hero ( an Indian 🇮🇳 company which broke contract with Hero-Honda and become hero motor corp ) . Harley is working with hero to build small bikes in India in hero factory, Harley has such a good reputation but there bikes are super expensive and consume a lot of fuel , twice a car consumed and Royal Enfield dominates the classis premium bike market . Honda has also launched a royal enfied 350 rival CB350 , and I bought it. so it’s like a bike WAR going in India which pushes brands Like Kawasaki, Honda , Suzuki , Harley , Yamaha, to go back in time and building retro styled bikes which are affordable and most imp fuel efficient. So litterly after having speed wars and super bike wars all these Great companies are building old retro bikes with less technology and old engines which they produced 50 years ago. All due to royal field and hero , trust me it’s a competition in India and brands for hungry to share the old flavoured pie 🥧 .
Brian Rundle
Brian Rundle Acum 23 ore
Buy a tractor and be done with it
Trevor Kessler
Trevor Kessler Acum o Zi
I don't really give a shit about Harley-Davidson but goddamn, that production quality is beautiful.
Randy Lucas
Randy Lucas Acum o Zi
My first bike was a Honda 90s after years of 750s I started riding goldwings... Bought my first Harley in 2010 I love my road glide it's easy to maintain and runs like a raped ape
Blue Mouse
Blue Mouse Acum o Zi
You know why most of the Harleys have saddle bags? That's to carry all the tools you need to fix it when it breaks down,
Argasy Argasy2
Argasy Argasy2 Acum o Zi
Ummm... The problem there is Harley is f*king expensive. Hondas are dirt cheap to buy, cheap to operate and cheap to maintain.
Daksh Saroha
Daksh Saroha Acum 2 Zile
ummm.... why is that engine shaking like that in the end clip? is it supposed to do that?
DennyHulme
DennyHulme Acum o Zi
@Daksh Saroha Its not a problem.
Daksh Saroha
Daksh Saroha Acum o Zi
@DennyHulme oh thank you. I didn't know that. Would that become a vibration problem while riding (especially long distance)?
DennyHulme
DennyHulme Acum o Zi
Yes. The engine is rubber mounted.
Ej Santiago
Ej Santiago Acum 2 Zile
Arch is better than harley, lol
LeoVids
LeoVids Acum 2 Zile
For people who came late, HD had a good life. He passed away in his sleep surrounded by Hondas and Yamahas.
wwb
wwb Acum o Zi
And the last rites were administered by Indian
gra321321
gra321321 Acum 2 Zile
It was like watching a very well made mini movie on HBO. How the F are you able to pull this off with a “small” setup?
Destin Newlon
Destin Newlon Acum 3 Zile
Damn sounds like all you guys are just complaining about not being able to afford the luxury I've rode all sorts of bikes nothing like riding a harley just like three nothing like any other brand so negative about things that's why I'm happy and you're not
Øverloaded
Øverloaded Acum 3 Zile
Idk I'm not American so I feel no loyalty to HD. I don't like the look of their bikes so I'll probably never get one.
MasterFancyPants
MasterFancyPants Acum 3 Zile
I've been looking for a dual sport, mom insisted that I go to Harley with her. They told me about the Pan American, for 18 to 19. I thought, wow that is an insane deal, a dual sport for 18 to 19 hundred dollars! I couldn't help but chuckle in the dude's face when he corrected me to 18 to 19 thousand.
freezeryder
freezeryder Acum 3 Zile
not saying you're wrong that this might have contributed to it but they're just over priced....
Sk8 N8
Sk8 N8 Acum 4 Zile
Evolve or die 🤷‍♂️
David K
David K Acum 5 Zile
For me, the Harley story serves as a canary in a coal mine for the US economy. Hang on for the ride, the next recession will be unprecedented.
SILVER
SILVER Acum 5 Zile
People still love harley, specially here in India, that too younger audience. The price simply makes it inaccessible. 100% import duty + road tax and registration fees makes the more than double the price. Also quality of bikes have been disappointing here in India. Iron 883 costs around 14000$ but you don't expect break cylinders failing due to engine heat is disappointing. Specially when American products are associated with quality and a name with such heritage.
Ian Trinidad
Ian Trinidad Acum 5 Zile
Hi, I just came by to reply "Yes" to the title.
mofolactic mirza
mofolactic mirza Acum 5 Zile
I dont want harley to die soon !
Crash Webb
Crash Webb Acum 5 Zile
Cough air cooled cough
Crash Webb
Crash Webb Acum 23 ore
@da da I know. Harley's popular too. I'm just saying a reason they're dying as a company, not as a following
da da
da da Acum o Zi
BMW's hikes are mostly air cooled too, and their still popular
garey downey
garey downey Acum 6 Zile
Harleys are overweight, old tech, cooling problems yuk, and overpriced
Gustavo Furlan
Gustavo Furlan Acum 6 Zile
this guy has a 40 yo voice and jaw in a 18 yo face, nice content dude
mweverett
mweverett Acum 6 Zile
And yet the value of any decent runner used non HD bike is up, no deals to be had, you cant get into MSF classes because they are booked, The non HD showroom floors are depopulated, Despite this demand for bikes, in the used listings the are 3 HD bikes for every non, the local HD dealer has a parking lot of new and used for sale. HD's new Dealer certified program is really silly in the face of this. What are they going to do? Buy up bikes nobody wants and finance them for a big markup? To who?
Carl Skaggs
Carl Skaggs Acum 7 Zile
Local Harley dealership has about 15-20 bikes in the showroom, about half were new the other half used. Almost every bike had a hold or sold sign on it. I bet every other metric motorcycle dealerships wished they were "dying" as much as HD!
Lord Farquaad
Lord Farquaad Acum 7 Zile
If you're a true motorcyclist, you don't bash people for having brands that don't you don't like. I'm a proud Harley owner PURELY for the sake of having my knees in the breeze. What happened to all the people who were in it just for the bikes?
MAYANK MARUDHAR PRAJAPATI
MAYANK MARUDHAR PRAJAPATI Acum 7 Zile
overpriced shit
Alexandre Beaudoin
Alexandre Beaudoin Acum 7 Zile
I don’t know but the new club style stunt scene is helping Harleys a lot and thats why I bought a Street Bob. Younger riders don’t want to look like Marlon Brando from The wild one anymore haha
Glee R6
Glee R6 Acum 8 Zile
When HD is better quality than HD (Harley Davidson)
Tom Powell
Tom Powell Acum 8 Zile
A few years back I was thinking about buying a bike. A neighbors son spoke to me and said: "I know that you are thinking about buying another Harley-Davidson. But before you do take a look at bikes on the side of the road, and observe what bikes they are, cause they are not just making a phone call. They are arranging for a tow." So I followed his advice and saw that they were Harley-Davidsons broke down on the side of the road. They have to put dependability into their machines.
dcipawn
dcipawn Acum 8 Zile
Harley will not be missed.
mweverett
mweverett Acum 8 Zile
HD dosent sell motorcycles really. The sell subscriptions to a lifestyle.
Aaron M
Aaron M Acum 8 Zile
Another factor. Millennials don't have any fucking money. Between Boomers who won't retire or die (which limits upward mobility in hierarchies; the guy in charge of my employer [a Boomer biker, it so happens] has been in charge of it for more than 30 years!), god-awful student loans that became non-dischargeable in bankruptcy juuuust as we were getting ready to go to college, and the Great Recession kicking us in the balls just as we're supposed to be entering the workforce in a meaningful way, we're broke. Home ownership of my demographic is *still* sluggish and late, and most people emphasize owning a home over owning a motorcycle. I'm one of the oldest Millennials, pushing 40, a veteran, married with kids, and I *just* got to the point where I can seriously think about blowing money on something as frivolous and expensive as a motorcycle. Money's still a factor. And if I have the choice between $14k on a HD Iron or Indian Scout, or $10k on a lighter, fancier, competitive Honda Rebel 1100? It's not really a choice. And I think the marketing angle you suggest is wrong. No one buys a motorcycle because they want to meet nice people and take their best gal on a 45 mph ride to a park in bright colors as part of some sort of delightful PC multicultural fantasy. People buy motorcycles because 1) they're cheaper than cars and/or 2) they're cool. HD banked everything on #2. Well, I and most of my demographic cohort are pretty broke compared to our parents at this age. My dad bought his first house when he was ~26 and I still don't own one. #1 is a lot more relevant. And if I can find something that's both cheaper and cool? Sorry, Harley.
Upland Dave
Upland Dave Acum 8 Zile
What is the difference between a Harley and a hoover vacuum cleaner??? The position of the dirt bag.
mattchoppers1
mattchoppers1 Acum 9 Zile
Cutting costs and closing dealerships and making it more difficult to get the "Dream bike" will be beneficial to them. I think back to the 90's and early 2000's and you had a waiting list to get them. They should have never built more factories, just added on to the existing ones and kept demand high. Also, they never would do what car dealerships would do, which is focus on the used HD market. Now, they are selling and financing used bikes, and doing much better.
mattchoppers1
mattchoppers1 Acum 5 Zile
@David K The demand for used affordable Harleys is high. I live outside of Philadelphia and used HDs sell very well at privately owned businesses. I can't speak for the dealerships as the 3 near me closed last year as part of HDs consolidation effort.
David K
David K Acum 5 Zile
There is a little thing called demand and it is just not there anymore. Riders are dumping their harleys for adventure bikes. Another opportunity lost by HD.
Eric Gyug
Eric Gyug Acum 10 Zile
Get these guys the budget to make feature length documentaries
chriszichriszable
chriszichriszable Acum 10 Zile
A video about how a company has wrong financial strategy, a comment section of how bad a motorcycle performs. I love ROpost.
Oralkrieger
Oralkrieger Acum 10 Zile
Seems like this needs an update in a while, with the Pan America on the start ;)
Paul Mezei
Paul Mezei Acum 10 Zile
greatest video I have seen on ROpost in a min
The Pack, Mavericks, Akita, Malinois X and Dutch X
The Pack, Mavericks, Akita, Malinois X and Dutch X Acum 10 Zile
This is political bs your trying to pump into social media
Marcus Garvey
Marcus Garvey Acum 9 Zile
*you're
The Pack, Mavericks, Akita, Malinois X and Dutch X
The Pack, Mavericks, Akita, Malinois X and Dutch X Acum 10 Zile
I find your logic hilarious and you prob have never touched a motorcycle.... Harley is down cause every person who rides can get a used one for a forth of the price. Harley is literally the most iconic motorcycle brand.
The Pack, Mavericks, Akita, Malinois X and Dutch X
The Pack, Mavericks, Akita, Malinois X and Dutch X Acum 3 Zile
@Marcus Garvey no he is not
Marcus Garvey
Marcus Garvey Acum 9 Zile
F9 not touching a motorcycle? This channel does nothing but ride and review motorcycles. Negative criticism can be helpful. He is doing this for Harley's own good.
The Pack, Mavericks, Akita, Malinois X and Dutch X
The Pack, Mavericks, Akita, Malinois X and Dutch X Acum 10 Zile
Bro they just came out with the best adv.... calm down Harley still sells like a mf
The Pack, Mavericks, Akita, Malinois X and Dutch X
The Pack, Mavericks, Akita, Malinois X and Dutch X Acum 3 Zile
@wwb they are buying used harleys and it is during a recession lol grow up
wwb
wwb Acum 8 Zile
Harley still sells like a mf????? Better take a look at H-D sales since about 2016.... DOWN every year from the previous year. Can you say "trend" ?
Steven Rostron
Steven Rostron Acum 10 Zile
Bikes for gangs and boomers, plus too expensive
Wesley Sandel
Wesley Sandel Acum 10 Zile
Up until the mid-80s every Harley rider had to own a pick up truck to carry it home on. At least now they usually make it home.
Doc Julien
Doc Julien Acum 10 Zile
I thought Harleys were made in Indonesia
Jon Guerrero
Jon Guerrero Acum 10 Zile
The belligerent drive aditionally attack because cupcake partially snow among a therapeutic fall. toothsome, petite hardcover
wwb
wwb Acum 8 Zile
Pay attention, dudes.... this man knows what he's talkin' about !!
Chaz Spellman
Chaz Spellman Acum 10 Zile
Their “culture” (if you can call it that) exclusive rather than inclusive and then they complain anyone who doesn’t conform is ruining riding haha. Derp. Try listening to your riders and making some innovations. Harley is GM. Hires lawyers instead of engineers and looks backward instead of forward.
emergelife
emergelife Acum 11 Zile
You can have a look at how the British motorcycle industry killed itself as well! There is a good PhD study about it too. Sad read
Márton Bussay
Márton Bussay Acum 11 Zile
Harley doesn't make a single 'cheap' A2 compliant bike ... So that's the European market over and done with.
Ken Shackleton
Ken Shackleton Acum 11 Zile
Having ridden a lot of bikes over the years, including Harleys, which I found to be comfortable at normal highway cruising speeds. The problem though is that they do no accelerate well, they handle like dogshit, and their brakes can barely do the job. On top of that, they are expensive, and they are unreliable. By contrast, my 1982 Yamaha XJ1100 ran great, had bag loads of power, handled like a dream [for its age], and in the 125,000 kms that I put on it, all I needed to do was wash it, change the oil, and buy new tires when they wore out. To top it off, I bought that bike used in 1998 for $1500 when it had only 8,000 kms on the dial. I put 25k kms a year on that bike for the next 5 years and it never gave me an issue. I sold it for $1200. It was an awesome bike.
joey sausage
joey sausage Acum 11 Zile
It wasn't that long ago when they treated you like it was a reward to purchase a over priced piece of junk. Keep making clothes HD.
Mellissa Dalby
Mellissa Dalby Acum 11 Zile
I'm a Baby Boomer and I would much rather rider a BMW than a Harley
t russ75
t russ75 Acum 11 Zile
I tried harleys (bought 2 of them his/hers)in 2009 after riding metric for 20 years. It was a phase that lasted about 3 weeks, that's how long it took me to sell them.
Bruce Sutton
Bruce Sutton Acum 12 Zile
Look nice .... but thats where it ends.... i duno if harley riders have callouses on there hands from polishing chrome or polishing there nob
wwb
wwb Acum 8 Zile
Nope.... don't even look nice. The appearance is straight out of the 1950s.
PlanetDisco
PlanetDisco Acum 12 Zile
My mate from work proudly revving his new Harley (which he rides roughly 3 times a year) Me: "How much did the new exhaust cost you?" Him: "About 8000 dolars" Me: "You got ripped off mate! Listen to how loud it is!" I then asked him when he's getting his new pickup. "What for?" ME: "To drive your bike to the mechanics!" About a year later he bought a new pickup and I just stared at him... "Not a frikin word Disco! Not a word..." lol
Howard D
Howard D Acum 12 Zile
RSK
PS G
PS G Acum 13 Zile
Harley closed down in India 🎉🎉🎉🎉
Felipe Behrens
Felipe Behrens Acum 13 Zile
Didn’t southpark redefine the word Faggot to “an annoying old guy who drives a Harley?”
Wolfpack
Wolfpack Acum 13 Zile
I am a gen X'er and never really got into the whole harley thing. I love to ride no matter what I have, but for me I didn't need to purchase an instant image or reputation for me to be considered "cool" I think marketing is just stupid TBH. I ride what is reliable and what I can afford at the time period. I do love Triumph and what they have been doing lately and they will be my next bike purchase for sure.
Mike Fu
Mike Fu Acum 13 Zile
They spread Too big, too quickly in the 90's.......now it's collapsed under Foot.....prices are crazy High, and Everything on the Damn bike is Imported except the Engine and Frame!
Celtic Dawg
Celtic Dawg Acum 13 Zile
I’m to old for rice and pasta so, I ride HD. ever since 1974... yep
Kelly Burket
Kelly Burket Acum 13 Zile
We can only hope! Harleys are the worst motorcycle ever made, and are an embarrassment to our nation!!!
Don Paynter
Don Paynter Acum 13 Zile
When I think of Harley Davidson: 50 year old fat white man,racist, Biker gangs,racist, And drug dealers. Everybody else who has one wishes they be could be one of the two above. There just to scared to do it.
Dan Sotelo
Dan Sotelo Acum 13 Zile
Who gloriously.drove the last nail into the HD coffin with his empty promises??? "trump". Bikers for trump.... !.. Enjoy..!
NewHampshire LifeStyle
NewHampshire LifeStyle Acum 14 Zile
I have a 15 year-old 2006 Twin-Cam 88 FLSTCI (Soft Tail). 42000 mile and the only replacement I had to make was to the ignition coil, battery and of course tires. My bike has mag wheel and Reinert exhaust. Looks and sounds great. I rode the Blue Ridge Parkway rount-trip in 2009, Sturgis in 2010 and still ride it every season here in New England. No problems with this bike. It is great.
NewHampshire LifeStyle
NewHampshire LifeStyle Acum 14 Zile
I work part-time at Harley Davidson. The company is thriving. Motorcycle sales and Harley Apparel are getting snapped up and customers are upgrading and maintaining their bikes. We cannot hire enough skilled people here in New Hampshire. We have plenty of new young riders in their 20's and 30th buying new and pre-owned bikes. In short, this article is false. It is another fabricated article (like climate change) that targets one of the most iconic symbols of America and American culture. The Harley Davidson motorcycle. Liberals hate America. They hate individuality and freedom. Harley Davidson represents the antithesis of the weak-minded, liberal, marxist-socialist mindset that despises America. The HD-114 Milwaukee-8 smokes Triumph. Triumph is garbage. Whenever a Liberal hears that rumble of a Harley with a burly looking dude and hot chick on the back, they turn green, cry and their heads explode. Keep on Riding Harley ... we are doing great!!
cosgrove notts
cosgrove notts Acum 14 Zile
You need to follow the rice burner plan
Tyler Jones
Tyler Jones Acum 14 Zile
Harley's last resort was their first opportunity. Well said fort nine.
Conbert Benneck
Conbert Benneck Acum 14 Zile
In 1939 when I bought my first motorcycle the decision was easy. I was an engineering student. Do I want to buy an over-weight farm tractor, with no engineering must-haves,like a Harley with hand gear shift, chain drive, and lots of noise, or do I buy a motorcycle designed by an aircraft engine manufacturer; light weight; with horizontal opposed cylinders; foot shift; full spring frame; shaft drive; quiet and elegant. The answer was very simple. I bought a 500 cc BMW. The whole Harley Bad-Boy mystique turned me off. Harley's are such ancient machines that it's amazing they have stayed alive this long. If you look at Italian, German, and Japanese machines, they all are state-of-the-art technical marvels. The choice is easy; loud farting; overweight antiques catering to people I don't want to associate with vs. modern design.
e l
e l Acum 14 Zile
I'm 41 years old I Road Kawasaki sport bikes back in my twenties the past two years I started looking in the Harley Davidsons and Cruiser type of bikes from other manufacturers even Indian and I got to say Harley Davidsons look the best of me I'm just not a fan of how any of the other bites look at all but the prices are too high I'm interested in the street bob and that bike after taxes and tags is close to $17,000 that's just too much is that bike was priced around 9500 bucks I would have already had it in my driveway a year ago
Me DotOrg
Me DotOrg Acum 14 Zile
Maybe Harley will go the way of Morgan Automobiles. Although the market is undeniably shrinking, the base is fanatically loyal.
Steven Baty
Steven Baty Acum 15 Zile
By the way. Nice presentation!
Steven Baty
Steven Baty Acum 15 Zile
I have been riding for 45 years but have never ridden a HD bike. Nothing against them, just have not had the chance. I have spoken with a few HD riders over the years just to get a feel for what they like about the bikes. I am interested in performance details. Without fail, they all want to talk about being a part of a cool community and the joys of riding an American icon. Oh yeah . . . and lots of cool HD stuff like belt buckles. OK, never mind.
Ford
Ford Acum 15 Zile
I’d say that Harley Davidson needs something big, that resets the market. Just like that have dun way back in the day
Anand k
Anand k Acum 15 Zile
get some beard .. if grew
Eric Messer
Eric Messer Acum 15 Zile
Excellent work.......a very classy video, entertaining and so professional........well done......🇦🇺🇦🇺
William Gonzalaez
William Gonzalaez Acum 15 Zile
It’s what happens when you betray your own country making Your product else where. USA can manufacture but democrats shipped our jobs away
Mr Pabs
Mr Pabs Acum 15 Zile
I have always owned hondas and yamahas, Harleys are just to expensive. You are basically paying for the name only nowdays. I do love USA.
Thomas Watkins
Thomas Watkins Acum 15 Zile
All of the kids that are named Harley in this country are going to have to change their names. I don't think Honda is going to fit though.
Tsukuda Hiroshi
Tsukuda Hiroshi Acum 15 Zile
I don't like USA and I don't like Harley... All this "we are the best and We make the best motorcycles"... Hell no!! Japanese are the best in making of cars or motorcycles. Even China is having great progress now of making cheap and good bikes these days. Check at AJS tempest roadster, Cadwell or Clubman. Check all those MUTTs or BULLITs... They look awesome!!
Nham Bao Uyen
Nham Bao Uyen Acum 16 Zile
The hungry cymbal phongsaly suffer because edward consistently educate regarding a shocking stretch. fantastic, daffy needle
jamie araujo
jamie araujo Acum 16 Zile
I want to like HD but the bikes are big, bloated and old. Where's a scrambler, sport bike, or different modern style. I have a Ducati 848, Ducati cafe racer and I am hoping honda brings over the Hness to the states. The Pan america is great step forward
Paul white
Paul white Acum 16 Zile
You cant sell crap forever and rely on patriotism to compensate for your inadequacy .
Kc
Kc Acum 16 Zile
I love my v-rod!
Mike Bishop
Mike Bishop Acum 17 Zile
I rode my Kawasaki to the dealer to test ride a XR1200. The salesman, very nice, said he would fix me up but, he knew I would not buy it since a rode there on a Kawasaki and I had mentioned that I was an engineer.
Steven Veltrie
Steven Veltrie Acum 17 Zile
Look at the age of Harley riders. No young riders. When you more or less only cater only to us old gray haired bearded people your business will fail.
Peter Weicker
Peter Weicker Acum 17 Zile
What's "50s vs 60s" in Chinese?
Daniel Taylor
Daniel Taylor Acum 17 Zile
6. Like the big harleys, Harley gear is way too expensive and does not focus on the majority of motorcycle riders nor is there any focus on Harley for kids in the gear dept. When was the last time you heard a Harley win anything except a glam-show?
Daniel Taylor
Daniel Taylor Acum 17 Zile
5. Like the way Harley ignores Kids--- "If I buy an American made Harley" Why the hell to i have to buy a Japanese,Chinese or European helmet? Why cant I buy a Harley helmet? DUH? And I don't mean a SHOiE with Harley Sticker on the side. I mean a helmet made by HD!
Daniel Taylor
Daniel Taylor Acum 17 Zile
Harley has no off road program and again--they completely ignore kids. 50cc 125cc, 250cc, etc...
Daniel Taylor
Daniel Taylor Acum 17 Zile
4. Harley 750cc and 500cc don't look cool. They don't even look like a Harley. They do look like DOG SHIT! Peter Fonda wouldnt get close to one!. Why not a smaller version of a Low Rider (Reminicent of a 1984 KAW 700(LTD) also reminicent of Peter Fonda's Bike with a duck billed tail fender. NONE look like a mini-1200XL, a roadster, a scrambler or an iron or a Low. I repeat, The MiNI-HARLEYS LOOK LIKE SHIT! (Where Buell could have also helped.)
Daniel Taylor
Daniel Taylor Acum 17 Zile
3. In 1950's, Harley had a good dirt bike. "Dirty Harley" was resurrected in Gulf War 1--but only for the Army. AGAIN, HARLEY SHOT THEIR Little PENIS WAD -BY KILLING the 1990's DIRT BIKE. (WAKE UP HARLEY, IF YOU WANT TO SELL EXPENSIVE BIKES--GET THE YOUNG RIDERS INTO A DIRT BIKE PROGRAM. duh! Its called customer loyalty! People will understand that a 125cc Harley had to be built in Tiawan so that it was affordable for kids.
Daniel Taylor
Daniel Taylor Acum 17 Zile
2. Harley's =outrageously expensive.Since I couldn't get a Buell Ulyssis, I was going to buy a New 2014 LowRider for $16K (in 2014). I just couldn't stomach $16K for one bike--almost but not quite. Instead I bought a new 650KLR for my son and a slightly used BMW K1200--and had money left over. Harley-Davidson, fuck you that you dont have a dirt bike program! Seriously! "F-U"!
Daniel Taylor
Daniel Taylor Acum 17 Zile
1 Harley Got Rid of Buell just people went nuts for Dual Sports. My 1st time into Harley, I was looking for a New (last one) Ulyssis. I dont like the street racer style--but Buell was an awesome Street Racer (emphasis on street--but its tune-able). Harley didn't take Buell serious. I.E. just as Buell was just about to orgasim into an amazing money machine --Harley corporate was spanking the monkey & cut their own throats.!
Marquis de Saniette
Marquis de Saniette Acum 17 Zile
Reagan was really a terrible, terrible president. His biggest "accomplishment" was tripling the national debt... in return for nothing.
Shawn Lavigne
Shawn Lavigne Acum 17 Zile
Where I live, I've grown to associate Harleys with hells angels, gangsters and loud noisy pipes. All stuff that I want to be far away from. No thanks to the whole bad attitude, look at me, hear me roar, etc, etc... I live in kamloops.
pavlov58
pavlov58 Acum 6 Zile
Exactly. To me Harley Davidson bike is something you find 1% motorcycle gang member riding. The brand does not really appeal to normal people who don't want to be associated with drug trade and violent crime.
Brass Heathen
Brass Heathen Acum 17 Zile
Harley Davidson is Harley's problem. Too many people have been burned by shotty bikes and shitty attitudes. Harley is done and they know it.
edward lewis
edward lewis Acum 17 Zile
I don't ride, but I often considered getting a bike; I liked the classic idea of the Harley .... I guess I am thinking about the 'chopper' with the comfortable seat; I had and have to interest in a sports bike. What interests me is the simplicity; a small but comfortable vehicle. (small compared to a family car, but large compared to a sports bike)
St. Candywarhol
St. Candywarhol Acum 17 Zile
Yes, HD priced themselves out of a lot of interested people's markets. But holy crap, this edgelord really needs to wait for BOTH testicles to descend before telling the world that there is no Gen X market.
sea bird
sea bird Acum 17 Zile
Harley is ... what Apple product are........ overpriced, under powered, and they are trying to sell people a lifestyle choice rather than a motorcycle.
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