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  • TV TONIGHT: Harley and the Davidsons Miniseries (to all motorcycle Freepers)

    09/05/2016 5:39:06 PM PDT · by max americana · 15 replies
    indie wire ^ | max americana
    It’s no accident that Discovery Channel premieres its original “Harley and the Davidsons” miniseries on Labor Day. The three-part series turns back the clock to reveal how the creation of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle was a true labor of love by three men from blue-collar immigrant families, who championed labor rights. They were even inducted posthumously in 2004 into the Labor Hall of Fame for their company’s accomplishments and ongoing contributions to the workforce. Despite being one of the most iconic American brands, however, the Harley-Davidson story is not widely known.
  • EPA: Harley-Davidson Must Buy Stoves As Punishment For Air Violations

    08/19/2016 8:09:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 19, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is going after Harley-Davidson for allegedly selling motorcycles that emit more air pollution than the almighty federal government allows, and is punishing them by making them pay for people’s stoves. The federal tree-hugging watchdog complained that the motorcycle company “manufactured and sold approximately 340,000 illegal devices, known as ‘super tuners,’ that, once installed, caused motorcycles to emit higher amounts of certain air pollutants than what the company certified to EPA.” “Since January 2008, Harley-Davidson has manufactured and sold two types of tuners, which when hooked up to Harley-Davidson motorcycles, allow users to modify certain aspects...
  • Rolling Plunder- How Scott Walker and Paul Ryan Plan to Sell Out Wisconsin

    03/30/2016 11:00:41 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 37 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 30, 2016 | Sundance
    Wise Up and Rise Up Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker likes to display his rebel side (although it’s an illusion intended to solidify Tea-Party bona fides in optics only) by riding around on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. After all, Harley Davidson is headquartered in Wisconsin, well, for now. Wisconsin representative, now Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, also likes to tout his own form of fiscal conservatism. However, as the former Chairman of the budgetary ways and means committee, a federal budget is also an optical illusion (hasn’t been one since ’07). Representative Paul Ryan and Governor Scott Walker along with...
  • FLASHBACK: Reagan puts 45% tariff on Japanese motorcycles to rescue HARLEY DAVIDSON

    03/30/2016 5:27:05 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 2, 1983
    In an unusually strong protectionist action, President Reagan today ordered a tenfold increase in tariffs for imported heavyweight motorycles. The impact of Mr. Reagan's action, which followed the unanimous recommendation of his trade advisers, is effectively limited to Japanese manufacturers, which dominate every sector of the American motorycycle market. The action was exceptional for protecting a single American company, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company of Milwaukee, the sole surviving American maker of motorcycles. The only comparable trade action by this Administration, the President's decision last May to impose quotas on sugar imports for the first time since 1974, was aimed at...
  • Harley dealership announces support for Nation of Islam event; this immediately happens

    09/05/2015 5:46:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 105 replies ^ | 09/05/2015 | Ashley Edwardson
    Recently, a Harley Davidson dealership in the Washington DC area announced it was sponsoring a Nation of Islam rally led by Louis Farrakhan on October 10th called “Justice Or Else.” The dealership’s website said it was promoting its location as a rallying point for black bikers attending the rally. Not surprisingly, that didn’t sit to well with other members of the biking community who don’t subscribe to the Nation of Islam’s message.The dealership, located in Fort Washington, MD is owned by Joyce and Thomas Moorehead who also own a BMW/MINI dealership in Sterling, MD. Thomas Moorehead is the Chairman...
  • DC Harley Davidson Dealership Sponsoring Nation Of Islam Rally

    09/03/2015 1:25:49 PM PDT · by itsLUCKY2B · 83 replies
    Stop hate crimes ^ | Sept 01,2015 | Stop hate DC Harley Davidson Dealership Sponsoring Nation Of Islam Rally harley-NOI SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 Joyce & Thomas Moorehead are the owners of the Harley Davidson dealership that is sponsoring the Nation of Islam event. A Harley Davidson dealership in the Washington DC area is sponsoring the Nation of Islam [NOI] rally in Washington DC. Louis Farrakhan will be leading the rally on October 10th. It is called “Justice Or Else.” The dealership is located in Fort Washington, MD and owned by Joyce & Thomas Moorehead. The couple also owns a BMW/MINI dealership in Sterling, MD. Thomas Moorehead is the Chairman...
  • Exclusive: Ex-Harley-Davidson execs look to build Royal Enfield brand from Milwaukee

    09/01/2015 11:26:57 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 56 replies
    Milwaukee Business Journal ^ | Sep 1, 2015 | Olivia Barrow
    With less than 1,000 motorcycles sold in the U.S. last year, the Royal Enfield brand has a somewhat underground presence. But the newly hired Milwaukee team — equipped with years of experience at Harley-Davidson Inc. — plans to change that. Royal Enfield last month announced it has set up a North American headquarters for distribution and sales in Milwaukee, with Rod Copes, former head of global sales and customer service for Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG), at the helm as president. Copes' team set aggressive distribution goals for the end of 2016, looking to serve the middleweight motorcycle market as...
  • Harley an awkward ride for 'union-busting' Republican Walker

    07/30/2015 2:37:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | July 30, 2015 | Emily Flitter and Alexia Shurmur
    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - For Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, there's something awkward about the Harley-Davidson motorcycles that he has been posing on at presidential campaign stops: each one bears a sticker on its frame that reads "Union made in the USA." Walker has made the iconic American brand a centerpiece of his campaign kick-off tour this month, visiting four dealerships and sometimes showing off his own 2003 Harley Road King as he seeks to harness its appeal to older white male voters. But there is another side to Harley that the Republican candidate has been less vocal about - it is...
  • Schultz Show Compares Scott Walker on Harley to Dukakis in Tank

    06/08/2015 6:32:38 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Apples and oranges: or shall we say, Harleys and Abrams. On this evening's Ed Show on MSNBC, guest John Nichols of the far-left Nation mag and guest host Michael Eric Dyson lamely tried to analogize Scott Walker riding a Harley to the infamous episode of Michael Dukakis in a tank. The difference? Walker is a for-real biker and Harley owner. Dukakis did serve two years in the Army, but there's no evidence he did tanks before his ill-fated ride during the 1988 campaign. Check the photos at the foot to see the difference. You'll note that the hopelessly buttoned-down Dukakis...
  • 2 Million Bikers:Permit Application Not Received but…What About That Email- Permit Number?

    09/10/2013 11:13:56 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 42 replies ^ | September 10, 2013 | Maggie
    One more lying Obama agency – The Parks Department. As you know, the permit for a no-stop ride through DC tomorrow September 11, 2103 was denied. A Park Department employee Sheila Gotha allegedly told media the Biker’s application for a permit was never received and that’s why it was denied. Odd since the organizer, Belinda Bee says: “From my understanding, [Gotha] has told two other media outlets that she had never heard of our permit, that we have never had a conference call. I shot them the email showing where she scheduled the conference call and on that conference call...
  • Historical World War I PHOTO: Harley Davidson Motorcycle with Mounted Machine-Gun

    08/04/2013 12:33:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    Retronaut ^ | (est. 1917) World War I | Retronaut
    In 1917, the United States entered World War I and the military demanded motorcycles for the war effort. Harleys had already been used by the military in the Pancho Villa Expedition, but World War I was the first time the motorcycle had been adopted for combat service. Harley-Davidson provided about 15,000 machines to the military forces during World War I. - Wikipedia
  • Pope Offers 'Biker Blessing' to Harley-Davidson Rally in Rome (on June 16)

    05/25/2013 2:41:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    ibtimes ^ | May 25, 2013
    Pope Francis will welcome thousands of Harley-Davidson bikers to the Vatican and give them a 'Blessing of the Motorbikes'.Around 100,000 Harley-Davidson owners will descend on Rome next month to celebrate the motorcycle's 110th anniversary.The highlight of the four-day meeting will be the blessing by Pope Francis in St Peter's Square on 16 June.Space for 1,400 bikes will be set aside in the pedestrian piazza. Other bikers are to attend on foot after parking elsewhere.The entire length of Via Della Conciliazione, leading from St Peter's Basilica to the River Tiber will be turned into a giant Harley-Davidson bike park.
  • Owner of Decked-Out Harley Honors Military, Uncle

    07/15/2011 1:27:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | Friday July 15, 2011 | Paul Fallon
    Over the years, Jerry Booth has seen many patriotically themed motorcycles but never one as ornate as the one he saw when he traveled to Tennessee a few years ago. Booth, a veteran and the organizer of this year's West Virginia Harley Owners Group Rally, saw the bike at a rally there three years ago. He loved it and the message it carries so much that he invited the owner to the event in Charleston. Tod "Weirdo" Wooldridge, owner of the 1986 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide, happily accepted. The bike is decked out in American regalia. It's painted front to back...
  • Fed Opens Books, Revealing European Megabanks Were Biggest Beneficiaries (Details you should see)

    12/02/2010 9:30:51 AM PST · by FromLori · 49 replies ^ | 12/1/2010 | Marcus Baram
    NEW YORK -- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday reluctantly opened the books on its monumental campaign to save the financial system in the midst of the recent crisis, revealing how it distributed some $3.3 trillion in relief. The data revealed that the Fed's aid was scattered much more widely than previously understood. Two European megabanks -- Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse -- were the largest beneficiaries of the Fed's purchase of mortgage-backed securities. The Fed's dollars also flowed to major American companies that are not financial players, including McDonald's and Harley-Davidson, through unsecured short-term loans. The measure, initiated in Jan....
  • Is Anything Real? Trillions in Secret Fed Payments Revealed

    12/02/2010 4:08:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies ^ | 12/2/10 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go back, audio sound bite-wise, to me on my program, this program. This is March 12th of this year... RUSH ARCHIVE: The TARP money was not used for its original purpose. There's something else out there, Jordan, you need to know. The Federal Reserve, before the TARP bailout, made loans totaling $2 trillion and they will not tell us to whom. We don't know who got the money. Whether the Fed loans it or the government prints it, it's our money. So you can talk about the $700 billion TARP. You can talk about the $787...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Marisa Miller Hangs Up Wings, Focuses on the Troops (OF COURSE there R pictures! ;-))

    11/11/2010 7:21:04 AM PST · by Stoat · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2010
     When it comes to being an All-American supermodel, Marisa Miller knows she needs to be more than just a pretty face and fabulous figure. The swimsuit stunner confirmed to Pop Tarts that she has shed her “Victoria’s Secret” wings and is now devoting time to projects supporting the U.S military. (edit)Speaking of the military, Miller has also teamed up with Harley-Davidson to show support for the brave men and women who serve in the U.S military. Ever since the first American troops rode Harleys during the Mexican Expedition in 1916, the motor company has committed itself to showing appreciation to...
  • Law would crack down on roaring motorcycles (Another reason to hate California)

    09/22/2010 12:56:11 AM PDT · by Terrence DoGood · 271 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 21 September 2010 | ALEJANDRA MOLINA
    "As the popularity of motorcycles increases, loud pipes become offensive to the general public out there," Scott added. The roaring motorcycles -- primarily Harleys -- have led to a bill that would target motorcyclists who remove factory-installed emission control devices mandated by the federal government and replace them with custom, aftermarket parts that often make their bikes louder and more polluting. SB 435 had been approved by the state legislature and now is sitting on the Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk. The Harley-riding governor has until Sept. 30 to sign the bill into law or veto it. If the governor puts...
  • Harley workers OK deal

    09/14/2010 4:48:56 AM PDT · by Abathar · 19 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | Sept. 13, 2010 | Rick Barrett and Joe Taschler
    With the future of Harley-Davidson Inc.'s Wisconsin factories at stake, union workers in the Milwaukee area and Tomahawk on Monday ratified a seven-year labor contract that's likely to result in hundreds of job cuts the company says are needed to keep production in the state where it was born. "I am too young to retire and too old to start over," said Harley assembler Jill Huffman, summing up a pervasive feeling of uncertainty among many Harley employees who voted on the contract Monday at the Waukesha County Expo Center. United Steelworkers of America Local 2-209 accepted the concessions-filled agreement, which...
  • Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Giant's Workers Approve Labor Contract

    09/13/2010 4:18:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | September 13, 2010 | Associated Press
    Harley-Davidson Inc.'s three Wisconsin unions approved a labor contract Monday laden with steep concessions, reacting defensively after the motorcycle company threatened to move hundreds of jobs out of the state. The proposed deal freezes employees' pay, slashes hundreds of production jobs and assigns large volumes of work to part-time workers. But it also saves hundreds of other jobs, at least in the short-term.
  • Harley unions to vote on Wisconsin labor contract (Harley-Davidson takes a hard line !)

    09/13/2010 6:50:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 09/14/2010 | Dinesh Ramde
    The chief executive of Harley-Davidson Inc. has urged Wisconsin employees to approve an unpopular labor contract Monday, telling them the motorcycle company is prepared to move on without them if they turn it down. CEO Keith Wandell wrote a letter last week telling the workers it's up to them to decide whether they want to remain part of Harley's future. "We are on a course to build a competitive company for the future and a business that is sustainable long term," the letter said. "Nothing can get in the way of this objective." The workers, who make motorcycle engines in...
  • After 107 years in Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson could leave

    08/04/2010 2:09:43 PM PDT · by Justaham · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8-4-10 | DINESH RAMDE
    It's the roar that made Milwaukee famous — the distinctive throaty rumble of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. But that much-loved racket could be rumbling away to another state if the company cannot bring down its labor costs. Harley-Davidson warned employees in April that it will move its Wisconsin manufacturing operations elsewhere if it cannot cut millions of dollars at the factories that build the bikes known as "Milwaukee Iron." Harley's corporate headquarters would remain here, but that's small consolation to a community that has already endured repeated blows to its civic identity. Loading stock quotes… Index Last Change HOG 27.84 +0.45...
  • After 107 years, Harley to hit the road?

    08/04/2010 9:11:36 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 66 replies · 1+ views
    InvestorPlace ^ | August 4, 2010 9:26 AM | Jeff Reeves
    It's been quite a ride for Harley-Davidson (HOG). The iconic motorcycle company has been cranking out bikes since 1903, and it's one of only two major motorcycle manufacturers to have survived the Great Depression. The first Harley rolled off the line just one year after the first telegraph cable was laid across the Pacific Ocean, and nowadays you can log on to Harley's website to customize your "Hog" or find a dealer on your smart phone. But now there's a rough road ahead for the company. The plant that cranks out Harley's choppers in Milwaukee may finally be at its...
  • Harley-Davidson Profit Soars

    07/27/2010 8:18:00 PM PDT · by wwcj · 82 replies · 1+ views
    wall street journal ^ | 7/20/10 | ROBERT GUY MATTHEWS
    Harley-Davidson Inc. said Tuesday it expects the global market for motorcycles to remain challenging this year as more consumers opt for lower-priced used motorcycles instead of new ones. Chief Executive Officer Keith Wandell said he expects Harley's shipments to be down 5%-10% from 2009, while the preference for used motorcycles and the weaker world economy have pushed year-to-date retail sales down 40% from the company peak in 2006...
  • Harley-Davidson rallies as quarterly profit tops targets (Who's buying these bikes in a recession?)

    04/20/2010 8:48:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies · 1,153+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | 04/20/2010 | Shawn Langlois
    Harley-Davidson Inc. shares rumbled 9% higher Tuesday, gaining after the motorcycle maker reported a first-quarter profit that didn't fall as much as Wall Street had projected. The company's financial unit provided a boost, registering a profit after three losing quarters thanks to improved credit performance and lower costs. In early trading, shares of Harley-Davidson /quotes/comstock/13*!hog/quotes/nls/hog (HOG 35.19, +2.42, +7.39%) tacked on $2.95 to stand at $35.72. They have now doubled in the past year on the back of signs of a broader economic recovery. The Milwaukee-based manufacturer posted earnings of $33.3 million, or 14 cents a share, down from $117.3...
  • World Record Motorcycle Jump

    03/03/2010 8:55:53 AM PST · by BraveMan · 23 replies · 1,000+ views ^ | 03/03/2010 | Ron Hogan
    He flies through the air with the greatest of ease. Seth Enslow isn’t a man on a flying trapeze, however; he’s more like a tattooed madman on the back of a specialized Harley Davidson. Enslow took a Harley-Davidson XR1200, put a dirt bike suspension and handlebars on it, and then used that bike to break the world record for a Harley jump not once, but twice. His first leap was 175 feet, and his second was a staggering 183.7 feet in length. The Telegraph has the amazing video.
  • Bruce Rossmeyer, Harley Davidson Mogul, Dies in Motorcycle Accident

    08/01/2009 11:35:12 AM PDT · by Justaham · 93 replies · 2,375+ views
    Bruce Rossmeyer, known for building a Harley Davidson empire with 15 dealerships, died Thursday in a motorcycle accident. Rossmeyer and a group of friends were on their way to the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota when the accident happened. Rossmeyer was riding on a Wyoming Highway 28 when he attempted to pass a truck pulling a camper as it turned left. The 66-year-old, who was not wearing a helmet, struck the driver’s side door. Rossmeyer was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Vanity:Freep this poll! Police Officer with 911 Tribute Motorcycle.

    04/14/2009 7:29:16 PM PDT · by Panama714 · 22 replies · 900+ views
    Ironworks Magazine ^ | 4-14 | Panama714
    A very good friend of mine has made a 911 Tribute Motorcycle. He has entered the bike in a contest to have it featured in Ironworks, Magazine. Pierce is a police officer in Stowe, VT and personally built this bike as a tribute to Law Enforcement and those who perished on 911. The fender emblem reads "911 We Must Never Forget." The tank emblem, which is gold leaf, reads the same. Here are some pictures of the motorcycle. Please take the quick moment to follow the link and vote for his bike. He could use the help at this time....
  • Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys $300 million in Harley debt

    02/03/2009 5:49:56 PM PST · by hercuroc · 17 replies · 911+ views
    Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) has sold $600 million of debt, half of which went to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BERK). Berkshire and money manager Davis Selected Advisers LP, the largest Harley shareholder, each bought $300 million of senior unsecured notes carrying an annual interest rate of 15%, according to a Harley news release. The notes mature in 2014. The sale provides Harley-Davidson with more cash after losses at its financing arm, Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS) led to a 58% decline in fourth-quarter profit. Harley is also cutting 1,100 jobs, or more than 12% of its workforce, over two years. HDFS...
  • Harley to cut 1,100 jobs as 4Q profit falls

    01/23/2009 1:09:15 PM PST · by BGHater · 77 replies · 724+ views
    AP ^ | 23 Jan 2009 | Dan Strumpf
    Harley-Davidson Inc. said Friday it will cut 1,100 jobs over two years, close some facilities and consolidate others as it grapples with a slowdown in motorcycle sales. The Milwaukee-based company also reported its fourth-quarter profit fell nearly 60 percent, and said it is slashing motorcycle shipments in 2009 to cope with reduced demand. The iconic motorcycle maker said it will consolidate two engine and transmission plants in Milwaukee into its facility in Menomonee Falls, Wis. It will shrink its paint and frame operations in its York, Pa., plant and close its distribution facility in Franklin, Wis., whose duties will be...
  • Diverse paths lead bikers to Milwaukee

    08/28/2008 6:58:35 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 8 replies · 289+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug. 27, 2008 | RICK BARRETT
    On Debbie Argel’s first motorcycle trip from California to Wisconsin in 2003, she was nervous about the risks, but encouraged by her son, Air Force Capt. Derek Argel. He told her: "Fear of death is really just a fear of life. Go for it, Mom." Two years later, on Memorial Day, 2005, Derek was killed in Iraq. In his memory, and to raise money for children of special military forces killed in the line of duty, Debbie and her husband, Todd Bastian, are riding their cycles from Lompoc, Calif., to Milwaukee for Harley-Davidson Inc.'s 105th Anniversary Celebration. The big party...
  • Couple Puts 105 Flags On Bike For Harley's 105th

    08/26/2008 9:25:08 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 7 replies · 345+ views
    Todays wtmj4 ^ | 08/26/08 | Melanie Stout
    Ray and Jeannie Jordan put 105 flags on their bike for the 105th anniversary Harley-Davidson celebration. Ray, a Vietnam vet, wants to remind people flags are not seasonal.
  • Swell on two wheels

    08/26/2008 6:20:42 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 27 replies · 259+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug. 26, 2008 | KATHY FLANIGAN
    Chris Bishop has bittersweet memories of the Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Celebration. The 46-year-old advertising professional remembers cruising to a street party in 2003 on his 1984 Honda Aero and squeezing the scooter into a row of parking spaces overflowing with muscular Softails and Fat Boys. "I went down to Water Street and parked it down there, and everybody was smiling, and everyone wanted to hop on the back," Bishop said. "It's motorbike culture. You could be cooler if you had (a Harley), but you're still cool." So much for the sweet. Now for the bitter. "I don't think I'd do...
  • ‘Extreme makeover’ recipient receives extreme chopper (Iraq Vet)

    07/13/2008 10:31:31 AM PDT · by peggybac · 11 replies · 361+ views
    KC Star ^ | 7/12/08 | MALCOLM GARCIA
    Daniel Gilyeat sauntered through the back door to the offices of Cycle Connections, an online motorcycle magazine, then paused and scratched his chin. He was more than a little aware that a roomful of mechanics and Hooters employees on a Saturday afternoon meant something was up. “Danny, you need to come here,” said sales manager Dave Miller. “For all the things you do to keep us safe, we wanted to give you an opportunity to get back on the road.” Miller then turned to the mechanics. “Go ahead.” Without a word, they pulled a sheet off a sparkling deep blue...
  • Oakland PD's Harleys have a new roar

    06/09/2008 7:42:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 71 replies · 145+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/9/8 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Over in Oakland they like it loud - so loud that all 45 of the Police Department's Harley-Davidson motorcycles have been equipped with shiny new tailpipes, at a cost of $500 apiece, to rev up their roar.It seems the cops just didn't feel safe on toned-down bikes."There's an old motorcycle adage that you are heard before you are seen," said Deputy Chief Dave Kozicki, explaining the department's decision to toss the bikes' muted factory-issued mufflers in favor of the more high-volume pipes.Kozicki cited an accident three months ago in which an Oakland officer riding a toned-down cycle was struck by...
  • Rolling Thunder®, Inc. 21st Anniversary Memorial Day Demonstration in Washington, D.C., May 23-25

    05/24/2008 12:23:04 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies · 657+ views
    Rolling Thunder XXI ^ | May 24, 2008 | Self
    Rolling Thunder, Inc. 21st Anniversary Memorial Day Demonstration in Washington, D.C., May 23-25, 2008, To Include Families of Iraq War POWs/MIAs ROLLING THUNDER MISSION STATEMENT The major functions of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. are to publicize the POW/MIA issue, to educate the public of the fact that many American Prisoners of War were left behind after all past wars, to help correct the past, and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become Prisoners of War/Missing in Action. Rolling Thunder is committed to helping American Veterans from ALL WARS. • Rolling Thunder, Inc. is a class 501(c)(4) non-profit...
  • Campaign Spits in Face of Fears; 'So Screw It, Let's Ride' (Harley-Davidson)

    05/04/2008 4:29:56 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 61 replies · 415+ views
    JSOnline ^ | May 2, 2008 | Rick Barrett
    Forget inflation, the economy, your unpaid bills, that pink slip in your locker. An edgy new Harley-Davidson ad campaign reflects on today's difficult times, finishing with the tag line, "So screw it, let's ride." The campaign, launched this week with a full-page ad in USA Today, also reminds people that the Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker and the nation in general have endured plenty of pain - and not just lately. "Over the last 105 years in the saddle, we've seen wars, conflicts, depression, recession, resistance and revolutions," the ad says. "We've watched a thousand hand-wringing pundits disappear in our rear-view mirror....
  • Harley-Davidson Sees Profits Slumping on Economy Woes

    09/08/2007 6:01:47 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 48 replies · 955+ views
    BOSTON — Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson Inc (HOG) said on Friday that 2007 earnings would come in 4 percent to 6 percent lower than last year because of tough times for U.S. consumers, sending its shares down 7 percent. The company said it expected 2008 earnings to rise by 4 percent to 7 percent and withdrew its 2009 outlook. In July, it had forecast growth of 11 percent to 17 percent for the two-year period. "Our U.S. dealers' retail sales have fallen sharply during August," said Chief Executive Jim Ziemer. "Against the current economic background, we no longer expect worldwide dealer...
  • Harley dealers turn to discounts

    06/26/2007 1:17:01 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 48 replies · 4,419+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 25, 2007 | RICK BARRETT
    Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealers who have charged premium prices for bikes are easing back on the throttle as sales slow and customers wait for Harley's 2008 product lineup that's being announced in July. American consumers are spending less in certain areas, including motorcycles, boats and all-terrain vehicles, Craig Kennison, a Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst, said Monday. To assess current trends, Kennison recently surveyed 40 Harley dealers in the U.S. and Canada. What he found was retail demand was weaker than expected. More bikes were selling below the manufacturer's suggested retail price, and dealers were discounting 2007 models to clear...
  • Chance encounter binds Vietnam veterans (Memorial Day Must Read!)

    05/28/2007 12:43:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 1,605+ views
    KTAR News Radio ^ | May 27, 2007
    RAINELLE, W.Va. - Cole Kayser signs his name on a white shirt for fifth-grader Christian Martin, then rises from the grass outside Rainelle Elementary School, a tall and imposing figure. He is every inch the retired Marine, from silvery brush-cut hair and camouflage cap to black leather motorcycle boots and the ``USMC'' tattoo on the edge of his right hand, on display when he salutes. But ask him how it feels to be here, in a sleepy southern West Virginia town where children chase one-time warriors like Hollywood paparazzi, and a tear slides down his cheek. ``I've been holding back...
  • Harley-Davidson workers go on strike

    02/02/2007 2:01:49 PM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 182+ views
    AP via KnoxNews ^ | 2/2/7 | MARTHA RAFFAELE
    YORK, Pa. — Nearly 2,800 union workers walked off the job today at Harley-Davidson Inc.’s largest manufacturing plant, with small groups quietly picketing each entrance of the York facility. The workers said they were prepared to stay on the picket lines for as long as it took to win a better contract than a company proposal they overwhelmingly rejected two days ago. "There’s no sense in doing this if we’re not going to stick together," said Nevin Bechtel, 59, who works in the plant’s painting department. "If we regress now, we’ve lost everything we’re struggling for, and the company will...
  • Harley-Davidson 9/11-Inspired Bikes Become Firefighters' Tributes

    09/04/2006 2:29:47 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 3 replies · 338+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | September 3, 2006 | Emily Fredrix
    MILWAUKEE, WI (AP) -- Joe McRae has had many motorcycles over the years, but nothing comes close to his bright red Harley-Davidson. Part of a special line of bikes exclusively for firefighters, his Road King represents a tribute to the 343 firefighters who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he said. "It's not just a motorcycle. Most people don't understand that," said McRae, a fire captain for 25 years in Orem, Utah. "It's not a bike. It's an emotional thing. It represents more than just a motorcycle. It represents the brotherhood." Harley-Davidson spokesman Mike Morgan said calls starting coming...
  • Bush Hops on a Harley for Economic Pitch

    08/17/2006 1:47:38 PM PDT · by Sail The Blue Sea · 22 replies · 963+ views
    AOL ^ | 08/16/06 16:10 EDT | DEB RIECHMANN
    Bush Hops on a Harley for Economic Pitch President Also Touts Iraq Policy, Raises Funds for GOP Candidate By DEB RIECHMANN, AP YORK, Pa. (Aug. 16) - President Bush hopped on a Harley-Davidson at a motorcycle factory Wednesday as he made an election-year pitch for Republican stewardship of the economy. The president also was in Pennsylvania to raise cash for a Republican hopeful in the state's gubernatorial campaign. Cheers and applause erupted inside the Harley-Davidson Inc. vehicle operations plant here when Bush straddled a high-end model painted blue and white and revved its engine again and again. Climbing down, he...
  • Harley Stamp Ready to Roll

    08/16/2006 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies · 683+ views ^ | August 16, 2006 | Bill Novak
    Harley-Davidson enthusiasts now have their own stamp of approval, thanks to the United States Postal Service. A 1965 Harley Electra-Glide is featured as one of four new first-class stamps being rolled out in Wisconsin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Capital City Harley-Davidson/Buell, 6200 Millpond Road, on Madison's far east side. The stamp rollout ceremony at kick-starts the third annual motorcycle ride to raise funds for the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center. The stamps were officially introduced to the public Aug. 7 during the 66th annual Harley rally in Sturgis, S.D., and have been unveiled in local ceremonies throughout America since...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8.16.06

    08/16/2006 4:09:49 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 104 replies · 2,586+ views, ^ | Wednesday August 16, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president worked on policies at the White House before touring a Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations facility and discussing the economy with H-D employees in York, PA. He was interviewed by USA Today. In the early evening he attended a Lynn Swan for Governor reception. Bush granted pardons to 17 individuals, none of whom are still serving time; per Tony Snow, "... these are largely for people who have served their time and this helps expunge their records." Press Secretary Snow's press briefing text and video. Tony sets the record (politicians and reporters) straight on more than one point.
  • Rocker Chris Daughtry Gets New Night Rod (American Idol's best gets new Harley)

    07/15/2006 1:09:50 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 24 replies · 476+ views
    Full Throttle Magazine ^ | July 2006 | Doug from Upland
  • Freeper Canteen-The History of Harley Davidson-June 15, 2006

    06/14/2006 6:58:45 PM PDT · by MS.BEHAVIN · 529 replies · 5,287+ views
    linked in thread | June 15, 2006 | MS.BEHAVIN
                                Picture from 1916The history of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle began in Milwaukee in 1903. In Milwaukee, Bill Harley and Arthur Walter Davidson developed a one-cylinder motorcycle. Around the turn of the century the gasoline engine was developed and the one-cylinder motor was introduced. In 1901 the Indians were the first motorcycles and in 1903 Mitschell, Merkel and Yale.  This motorcycle was initially built for racing and was powered by a one-cylinder gasoline combustion engine.In 1903 in Milwaukee, Bill Harley and Arthur Walter Davidson developed a one-cylinder motorcycle. It was a reliable and even a beautiful cycle. And ......
  • Harley-Davidson To Build Museum

    02/25/2006 12:22:34 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 80 replies · 1,082+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 02-25-2006 | AP
    (AP) MILWAUKEE Harley-Davidson has been a Milwaukee icon for a century. The company now specific plans to give its hometown another icon with its industrial-style museum slated to open in 2008. The company announced Friday it will start construction on its 130,000-square foot, $75 million museum this spring. The buildings -- which will feature heavy use of glass, brick and steel -- feature four distinct towers, adding another feature to the city's skyline. The museum is slated to open in 2008 with three buildings to house a museum, corporate archives, retail space, restaurant and special events rooms. "Many companies lose...
  • MOTORCYCLE DESIGN TROPHY 2005 (a little retroactive, I guess)

    02/10/2006 1:07:50 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 51 replies · 14,546+ views ^ | 10 February 2006
    MOTORCYCLE DESIGN TROPHY 2005 10 February 2006 The overall winner of the 2005 Motorcycle Design of the Year has been announced; The winner was the Ducati Hypermotard concept bike, with the runner-up bike being the Yamaha MT-OS. Other bikes which were highly rated by a panel of motorcycle designers included the Yamaha R6, MotoCzysz C1, Aprilia RS125 and the Victory Vision. Presentation of the awards will take place later in the year - full details will be announced on the MDA website.
  • Meet a ‘Hoggie’ in conservative Saudi Arabia

    01/20/2006 9:15:24 AM PST · by Wiz · 7 replies · 446+ views
    Middle East Online ^ | 2006 Jan 19 | Sam Dagher
    He is a "Hoggie", a former Brooklyn prison inmate, a Francophile and a Saudi who is pushing the limits of his country's ultra-conservative yet evolving society. Outside the branch of a US coffee chain on Tahliya street, Jeddah's version of the famed Champs Elysees, Abdelmonem Addas, 49, jokes with members of the local chapter of the Harley Owners Group (HOG) known endearingly as Hoggies. Dressed in faded jeans, boots, leather vests and bandanas, they stand in front of their shiny Harley-Davidson motorcycles, long associated with rebels and even outlaws like the Hell's Angels. A man in traditional dress followed by...

    01/08/2006 7:37:08 PM PST · by nwrep · 68 replies · 2,495+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | January 8, 2006 | Drudge