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  • E.U. Leader Threatens Tariffs on Bourbon and Bluejeans in Retaliation for Trump’s Plan

    03/02/2018 1:47:52 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 2, 2018 | Chad Bray
    BERLIN — The European Union will hit back at the heart of the United States, slapping tariffs on products like Harley-Davidsons, Kentucky bourbon and bluejeans, if President Trump goes ahead with a plan to place tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the president of the bloc’s executive arm vowed on Friday. Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, made the remarks to the German news media in reaction to the proposed tariffs. Mr. Junker said the plans to tax the American goods, produced in the home states of key Republic leaders, had not yet been finalized, but amounted to treating...
  • Harley-Davidson to close KC plant

    01/30/2018 11:52:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 74 replies ^ | 01/30/2018 | Staff
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Harley-Davidson announced that it will close its Kansas City plant as the company moves to consolidate operations. In the company's fourth-quarter earnings report, Harley-Davidson said that the Kansas City motorcycle plant would be consolidated with its plant in York, Pa. Workers were reportedly told that the plant would close next year. A statement released from Harley-Davidson Tuesday morning said the plant would close in the third quarter of 2019. "As we continue to improve our cost structure and maintain world-class manufacturing operations, we are launching a significant, multi-year manufacturing optimization initiative that is anchored in the...
  • Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle coming in 2018

    01/30/2018 11:02:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | January 30, 2018 10:28 AM PST | by Kyle Hyatt
    Harley-Davidson, not always the last word in cutting-edge technology, will enter the 21st century with a possibly LiveWire-based production electric motorcycle later this year. Harley-Davidson, that supremely American bastion of two-wheeled culture, is building a production electric motorcycle based on its excellent LiveWire concept from 2014 and we're stoked because it's supposed to hit dealers this year. Let's face it, Harley-Davidson is a weird company. It always just does its own thing and generally manages to just skate by, ignoring the ups and downs of the motorcycle industry as a whole, and that's why its LiveWire concept was both utterly...
  • 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Cruiser Lineup

    08/22/2017 11:02:13 PM PDT · by nralife · 58 replies
    Cycle World ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Staff
    Harley-Davidson has completely revamped its Big Twin cruiser model lineup for 2018, folding Dyna and Softail model lines into one all-new 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail range of motorcycles. The entire new 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail cruiser lineup gets an all-new chassis, new underseat "hidden" single shock, and the new Milwaukee-Eight V-twin engine in 107ci displacement or, in select models, 114ci. The 45-degree, four-valve-per-cylinder Milwaukee-Eight V-twins now have dual counterbalancers. This means Dyna models, which previously had rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103ci and 110ci engines, will now have solid engine mounts, just as previous Softails had enjoyed since the introduction of the Twin Cam...
  • Harley-Davidson Spirals Down, Announces US Layoffs, Builds Factory in Thailand

    07/21/2017 8:13:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 101 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 18 July 2017 | Wolf Richter
    Shares of Harley-Davidson (HOG) dropped 10% in the morning after the company reported second-quarter earnings and were down nearly 6% at the end of the day. Almost everything was bad. Retail sales by its dealers in the US fell 9.3% in Q2, compared to a year ago, to 49,668 motorcycles. They were “down more than we anticipated,” the company said. And with “soft sales across most markets,” sales by its dealers globally fell 6.7%. “Industry new motorcycle sales deterioration continued,” the company said in its presentation, lamenting “weak industry sales on soft used bike prices.” In addition to the industry...
  • Harley-Davidson Workers Ride Into Washington to Meet Trump

    02/02/2017 5:15:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | February 2, 2017 | Tom Schuba
    After a meeting in Milwaukee was abruptly canceled, President Donald Trump met Thursday with a group of Harley-Davidson employees, who arrived at the White House on a fleet of motorcycles. Trump was planning to meet Thursday with Harley-Davidson executives at a Milwaukee factory, but the company reportedly pulled out earlier this week, fearing protests. During Thursday’s meeting, Trump lauded Harley-Davidson as a "true American icon,” thanking the steel workers and machinists who traveled to Washington for the meeting. “In this administration our allegiance will be to the American workers and to American businesses, like Harley-Davidson,” Trump told reporters....
  • Harley-Davidson Execs Meet with Trump

    02/02/2017 6:02:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | February 2, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What the heck is this? I’m watching fake news — this is CNN — Trump moments ago the White House grounds meeting with executives from Harley-Davidson, the motorcycle people. Now, how many of you had heard that Harley-Davidson had pulled out of a meeting with Trump because they were afraid of backlash from customers and protesters and anarchists and whatever? I distinctly remember. I remember when I read it I got kind of mad at Harley-Davidson. Turns out it was fake news! Now, maybe Trump was gonna visit their plant. Maybe that’s what it was. Maybe Trump was gonna...
  • Trump cancels Harley Davidson factory visit over planned protests: report

    01/31/2017 4:04:18 PM PST · by Historix · 66 replies
    President Trump's scheduled trip to a Harley-Davidson factory in Milwaukee on Thursday has been canceled over the likelihood of protests, CNN reported Tuesday. An administration official told the news network that the plans were scrapped after the motorcycle giant became uncomfortable with the threat of demonstrations. Over the weekend, massive protests broke out at airports across the country after Trump signed an executive order on Friday banning citizens of certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Other large protests were planned for the president's Milwaukee visit, according to CNN. Trump was originally supposed to head to the factory for a...
  • 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.