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    Default Harley-Davidson is ABSOLUTELY BLOWING IT

    Something we already know!

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    The'll be around for many more years, They will just close dealerships, Keep the supply of bikes low ..IE..Lay offs and close factories ...This is a big country there will always be enough money around to buy over priced bikes..
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    I have heard from two different dealerships that they are having a hard time getting new bikes but it is because sales are up nationwide. According to what I am hearing Milwaukee is working overtime putting out new bikes. Maybe I just talked to the wrong two dealerships that are blowing smoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ISP-FL View Post
    I have heard from two different dealerships that they are having a hard time getting new bikes but it is because sales are up nationwide. According to what I am hearing Milwaukee is working overtime putting out new bikes. Maybe I just talked to the wrong two dealerships that are blowing smoke.
    Harley new game plan is to limit the bikes they ship out to give the illusion of their rarity and to force dealers into pushing the sales of certified used Harley's...Once the glut of used bikes is over....They will rehire some of the 800 workers they laid off and re-open the factory they shut down....At least thats what they are hopping for...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino 2 View Post
    Harley new game plan is to limit the bikes they ship out to give the illusion of their rarity and to force dealers into pushing the sales of certified used Harley's...Once the glut of used bikes is over....They will rehire some of the 800 workers they laid off and re-open the factory they shut down....At least thats what they are hopping for...
    Harley did this crap in the '90s. Above market value, dealers selling above market value and waiting lists. However, when this one is over, harley davidson will close.

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    Default Terrible plan!

    Quote Originally Posted by rhino 2 View Post
    Harley new game plan is to limit the bikes they ship out to give the illusion of their rarity and to force dealers into pushing the sales of certified used Harley's...Once the glut of used bikes is over....They will rehire some of the 800 workers they laid off and re-open the factory they shut down....At least thats what they are hopping for...
    That’s awesome e xactly what my local dealer told me . Sounds like a terrible plan to me . I have read a couple great reviews on the Pan American , not my cup of tea but it may bring in some new blood.

    My local dealer also is hurting himself as they quit installing customer purchased parts. THEY have to order the parts to install . While I was there I saw them turn down a big bore kit install. Another unhappy customer there.

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    Default Not awesome , exactly

    What my reply was supposed to say is that is exactly what my dealer and another dealer told me . Create a shortage of new businesses mes to drive up prices. Bad move as your loyal customer base is aging out!

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    Default Economics lesson

    Thanks for the economics lesson.

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    My dealer got two Pan Americans in today...one is already sold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trooper View Post
    Thanks for the economics lesson.
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