Harley earnings out April 19

Harley earnings out April 19

There are 22 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Mar 22, 2011, titled Harley earnings out April 19. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Harley-Davidson will report its first quarter earnings April 19 at 8 a.m. The public is invited to participate in a webcast conference call and slide show presentation with Keith Wandell, president and chief executive officer, and John Olin, senior vice president and chief financial officer.

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Lord Humongous

United States

#1 Mar 22, 2011
Harley WHO? Are they actually still selling these overpriced, and under-engineered (except V-ROD, with help from Porsche) loud-azz pieces of sh*t? Seriously?

It will be interesting to see IF they have many any kind of profit, because IF they did, I can just bet the Union will drooling to get a piece of the pie=$$$, and will threaten strikes and sh*t if they don't get what they want.

My vote for the greatest American bike company right now is VICTORY cycles. They make Harley's look like the prehistoric dinosaurs that they are. Harley is at the bottom of the pile....only roughnecks or weekend wanna-be biker a**holes even care about Harley's any more. Well ok...them and the scumbags that hang out down at the Tourist Inn at Hellam. Those D-bags probably care.
Lord Humongous

United States

#2 Mar 22, 2011
PS: If anyone needs to see "proof" of my Union claims above, just look at what the UAW has announced it will do to FORD today: they want everything back that they gave up because Ford actually made a dime this past year. Of course, if they don't get more milk from Ford's Teet, then they'll go on strike!! None of this, "Gee, thanks for employing us, we are thankful to have our jobs in these tough economic times FORD...." NO!!! Oh hell no!! It's, "Hey Ford, give us da' money, before we start busting knee caps!" Freakin crooks!! Harley's Union is no different....give us more milk from the teet, or we'll walk..... and Americans actually wonder why big business and manufacturing jobs have left our shores for South America and Asia? Hahahaha!! Get a freakin clue America.
USW Gal

United States

#3 Mar 22, 2011
Lord Humongous wrote:
It will be interesting to see IF they have many any kind of profit, because IF they did, I can just bet the Union will drooling to get a piece of the pie=$$$, and will threaten strikes and sh*t if they don't get what they want.
My vote for the greatest American bike company right now is VICTORY cycles.
Non-Union Polaris (Victory's parent company) is moving one of its facilities from Wisconsin to Mexico. Labor costs in Mexico will be 1/3rd of what they are in the US (again, that's non-union wages from Polaris). I suppose that it's the Union worker's wages that dictated the workers of Polaris' wages...wow! not bad!

And, it doesn't sound bad to me that a successful company pays their employees well or share their profits with their employees (which, yes, H-D practices). A good wage allows for American workers to buy American products, Harley-Davidson OR Victory motorcycles.
Lord Humongous

United States

#4 Mar 22, 2011
^^^ Oh, I'm sure that Polaris'(VICTORY) decision probably had a helluva lot to do with Obama's forced HealthCare reform. For instance, last year I had a $1500.00 deductible for my family. This year, thanks to Barry Obama's meddling, I now have a $6000.00 deductible for my family, and that's the best my company could do, and I stil have to pay $300.00 a month in premiums. That, along with being taxed to death, will drive any company off of our shores!! Also, the Mexicans are d*mned grateful to have jobs, and don't constantly whine and complain, about not being underpaid for their "skilled profession" of operating an air wrench on an assembly line, or painting in a boothe!! So yeah, I don't blame them one bit. I've to Mexico, China, and Thailand...see how they work....REAL work ethic that the USA used to have, is now gone, and has been replaced by the never-ending whine of "we are entitled to this, we are entitled to that....." which is the death-song of the American worker, and is usually 99% a Union Chorus!!!
Bell

York, PA

#5 Mar 22, 2011
Lord Humongous, It sounds like your the one whineing and crying.
USW Gal

United States

#6 Mar 22, 2011
Humongous, your anger is misplaced-- the under-regulated insurance giant UHC compensated their CEO with $100+ million last year and saw billion dollar profits.

Isn't that unsettling? Profiting off of people's illnesses? And that's just one year haha. Sure, blame it all on Obama instead of checking back a few more decades to see what led to your healthcare woes.

Oh! And you're being taxed to death? What a shame. Things would've been better for you if the Reagan and Bush tax cuts for the wealthy would have been eliminated. Here's an idea: move to the middle of no where and live off of the land. You won't have to pay for those pesky shared/communal/public services then. They give a false sense of entitlement anyway, right?
Lord Humongous

United States

#7 Mar 23, 2011
Wisconsin: I'd say that's the middle of nowhere as well. Detroit just lost 25% of it's population; did they move to Wisconsin? Probably not.
Cos 1 HD

York, PA

#8 Mar 23, 2011
Since Harley Davidson now has a plant in India, and will be fully built and assembled there, Victory Motorcycles are now going to build and assembled its motorcycles there to. WTF !!!
USW Gal

United States

#9 Mar 23, 2011
Cos 1 HD, According to H-D, they will be built in India the same way they are built in Brazil. If that's true about Victory bikes, I'm sorry to hear that :(

Humungous, I'm not even sure what your point is? You want to live in Wisconsin?
Abdull Shiitinmedrawers

Mechanicsburg, PA

#10 Mar 23, 2011
We talked to Victory Motorcycles Friday morning, a day after the blog was posted, and they assured us that engine production was not going to be done in Mexico but will be moved to Spirit Lake, Iowa, a fact that was unclear in its original press release. Read Victory Moving Engine Production to Spirit Lake for more details.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/4/627/6/Motorcy...
Abdull Shiitinmedrawers

Mechanicsburg, PA

#11 Mar 23, 2011
Mis-information blogged by a Harley exec, who can't stand the fact that Victory is poised to over take Harley Davidson as the American motorcycle.
USW Gal

United States

#12 Mar 23, 2011
Abdull, To clarify, it appears Cos 1 HD thinks Victory is moving to India, not Mexico.

Polaris (Victory's parent company) is moving one of their manufacturing facilities from Wisconsin to Mexico.

And where's the Harley exec blog? I'd like to read that.
Abdull Shiitinmedrawers

Mechanicsburg, PA

#13 Mar 23, 2011
To clarify, Victory is neither moving to Mexico or India. It is moving to Spirit Lake, Iowa. As far as the Harley exec blog follow the link provided. It is purely a sarcastic speculation on my part. IMHO Harley is done, I have many friends who work in the York assembly and are disgusted with the stuff that is being pushed thru on the production line. When a company which had above production standards AND PUT THEM NUMBER 1 IN SALES on there product decides to follow industry standards, well it sets them up for an EPIC FAIL. Of course everyone looks at the stock and say's, hey they are doing great... No the stocks are being artificially inflated by bond buy backs and the 15 million injection into the company by the states and government tarps. In two years Harley will file for bankruptcy and chop the company up and sell the pieces to compensate the investors.
Abdull Shiitinmedrawers

Mechanicsburg, PA

#14 Mar 23, 2011
It will be another tragic story of an American Icon. Corporate greed is killing us far quicker then some hokey global warming fear mongering will. America is on it's last leg due to both parties. It's a sad tale to be sure.
USW Gal

United States

#15 Mar 23, 2011
Abdull, I can't say I disagree with you on the future of H-D.

I'm a fan of motorcycles in general so I won't bash one over another. I'm happy to see any American manufacturing company doing well, treating their stakeholders well, and keeping jobs in the US. It appears a lot of the moves and lay-off decisions are short-sighted. As I said before-- pay American workers well so they can buy/support American-made products. THAT is long-term.

By the way, check out this link:

http://tcbmag.blogs.com/daily_developments/20...

Polaris is going to Mexico AND they are a profit-sharing company (for you humungous ;] profit-sharing not so bad, eh?). The Mexico part, not so good.
Cos 1 HD

York, PA

#16 Mar 24, 2011
USW Gal wrote:
Cos 1 HD, According to H-D, they will be built in India the same way they are built in Brazil. If that's true about Victory bikes, I'm sorry to hear that :(
Humungous, I'm not even sure what your point is? You want to live in Wisconsin?
We make the kits for Brazil. Start reading up on the net about Harley and India. Go on the web site for India Newspaper the Hindu Newspaper. That will tell you about them building the plant and making of the parts also.Also on the net right under Harley Davidson In India, They also had Victory Motorcycles building a plant and assembling there. I got this off the web and Work. We still so far build the kits for India and Brazil but soon India will do it all for the overseas market.
USW Gal

United States

#17 Mar 25, 2011
Yes, I've read a lot on the Indian H-D facility. Most of what is written is from November 2010 when it was announced that they would have a knock-down facility in place there. The rest were rumors and, from what I see, misinterpretations of the CKD facility press release. The last I've seen is H-D denying that it will be a full-on assembly plant. Then again, what's not to say that that couldn't happen?

But why wouldn't Brazil be first?
George

Washington, DC

#18 Mar 25, 2011
USW Gal wrote:
Yes, I've read a lot on the Indian H-D facility. Most of what is written is from November 2010 when it was announced that they would have a knock-down facility in place there. The rest were rumors and, from what I see, misinterpretations of the CKD facility press release. The last I've seen is H-D denying that it will be a full-on assembly plant. Then again, what's not to say that that couldn't happen?
But why wouldn't Brazil be first?
ALOT more people in India!
harley has changed

Stewartstown, PA

#19 Mar 27, 2011
USW Gal wrote:
<quoted text>
Non-Union Polaris (Victory's parent company) is moving one of its facilities from Wisconsin to Mexico. Labor costs in Mexico will be 1/3rd of what they are in the US (again, that's non-union wages from Polaris). I suppose that it's the Union worker's wages that dictated the workers of Polaris' wages...wow! not bad!
And, it doesn't sound bad to me that a successful company pays their employees well or share their profits with their employees (which, yes, H-D practices). A good wage allows for American workers to buy American products, Harley-Davidson OR Victory motorcycles.
But Harley no longer pays a portion of their profits back to their employees. They now pocket it and share it with Wandell off the backs and sweat of their beaten down employees. How much money do these owners and CEO of this company need. They will never ever spend it in this lifetime or the next or the next or the next. Just pure greed. and the greed is not at all coming from their employees who should be receiving a share of the pie.
harley has changed

Stewartstown, PA

#20 Mar 27, 2011
Cos 1 HD wrote:
<quoted text>We make the kits for Brazil. Start reading up on the net about Harley and India. Go on the web site for India Newspaper the Hindu Newspaper. That will tell you about them building the plant and making of the parts also.Also on the net right under Harley Davidson In India, They also had Victory Motorcycles building a plant and assembling there. I got this off the web and Work. We still so far build the kits for India and Brazil but soon India will do it all for the overseas market.
Do you think possibly Harley Corporate has made all the money they want and are looking or hoping for a buyout. Remember when a German Company was going to take Harley in a haustle takeover.

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