Bullshit: Harleya s young-adult market share and other damned lies
Back in July, Harley-Davidson released 2nd Quarter 2010 results that flaunted improved net revenue in an attempt to hide net income figures that were still massively lower year-on-year. In an apparent attempt at misdirection, The Motor Company also dropped a whammy of a claim: "Harley-Davidson is the U.S. market share leader of on-road motorcycles ...
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#1 Sep 10, 2010
when i was young,harley -d only made 2 bikes. the glide and the sportster. now, in various trim, they offered the public 5 bikes, each one a variation of same base models.over the years, after denying the outlaw culture and, at one time trying to distant themselves from it, H-D attempted to copy home built customized versions of their base models while at the same time denying the fact. when Willie G first offered the Super Glide, H-D was testing the market for a "factory chopper" which, by the way doesnt then nor now exist. in those days, only cops and thugs road harleys. at the new model year of 1980, harley offered the world a bike that started what all the factories are trying to build as of this day. the 1980 80c.i. wide glide. it rode like the King of the Road model yet had the vary same features that most outlaws had produced at home as far as modifications. from that time on, harley furthered the exploitation of old school outlaw influence and by 1990, you couldnt hardly buy one off the dealer floor. while the corporate whores set about to rewrite their own history.
#2 Sep 10, 2010
in the old days, you didnt get all dolled-up to ride a harley cause you would wind-up smelling like gas and motor oil just 2 miles up the road. yet it was an american icon that had proved itself on american highways time and time again. it would haul ass across great expanse of this nation while european bikes would leave it in tight corners. times change. markets change. so be it. but when you market yourself on make-believe and stolen foundations, demise is at your door.
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