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Old 05-13-2003, 03:18 AM   #1
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Old 05-13-2003, 05:10 AM   #2
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Where are you Highwayman?
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Old 05-13-2003, 05:16 AM   #3
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If you're an investor, you really can't flame anything about them. I don't buy their products (bikes, gear, clocks, oven mittens, etc.), but they know their market better than almost any other company. Highwayman, I think the largest single shareholder is AXA Financial--a FRENCH corporation! Where is the outrage?
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Old 05-13-2003, 05:49 AM   #4
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A french investment house? I guess they can revive the amf era "great American FREEDOM machines" add campaign. People can slam HD all day long but they've got making money down to an art.

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Old 05-13-2003, 07:00 AM   #5
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they make good overly priced bikes long on durability short on hp . Actually very reliable

machines geared more towards reasonable road manners then you average bike. They are without a doubt king of the cruiser. The financial stats are no surprise to me. Long live HD. Things don't last for 100 years unless there is some true value. One squids nightmare is another hogs dream.
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Old 05-13-2003, 07:48 AM   #6
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Although pleased with H-D's "current" financial performance, I am also concerned about H-D's "future" performance given its market segment. I see new H-D showrooms being built, factory expansion, but a waning segment market and little to bring in the necessary younger buyer in the numbers needed. My favorite engine theme--the V twin, but H-D needs to expand into other markets to hold onto its market share. After this year the 100th Anniversary models will no longer be in the showrooms and there will be a void that H-D needs to fill with innovation versus celebration; continued recruiting, retaining and challenging talent to move H-D to the leading edge of technology, business and financial management; further diversification into international markets.



H-D showrooms are now more customer friendly and they are moving to solicit a different clientele to keeps sales up. I stand firmly behind H-D and applause their success. I stand even firmer in the hopes that H-D continues this trend well into the future. Harley-Davidson...an American icon.
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Old 05-13-2003, 08:40 AM   #7
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To all H-D Customers thank you. As a H-D stockholder thanks for your continued support. My confidence that H-D can market overpriced and low tech classic motorcycles to aging baby boomers is renewed. I am concerned that future revenues will slow due to the baby boomers dying off and lack of exciting product for Gen X and Gen Y bikers. Contrary to some MOrons, I don't think that as folks get older they will gravitate to cruisers. H-D's market is not guaranteed by aging.
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Old 05-13-2003, 08:41 AM   #8
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Old 05-13-2003, 09:23 AM   #9
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KPaul, you've been haranguing about how H-D is doomed for a LONG time now... Yet you continue to hold H-D stock.



Until you sell your stock, how about giving it a rest, eh?
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Old 05-13-2003, 09:44 AM   #10
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He's been off his medication for a while now.



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