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Old 07-16-2004, 04:47 AM   #81
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Never, 'cause that ain't no Harrrley. Loooks like one o' the damn rice burners............









(actual comments I've heard about the V-Rod uttered by the faithful)
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Old 07-16-2004, 04:48 AM   #82
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Why would you care? Isn't your Wing the most perfect and wonderful motorcycle in the world. Aren't you immune to marketing and hype? Don't Harleys leak all over floors? After saying all that bullshyt, you now want to know what Harley is doing with their models? Shouldn't you be more concerned what Honda is doing?
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Old 07-16-2004, 04:49 AM   #83
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Those numbers are not in the press release. Where are they published?
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Old 07-16-2004, 04:53 AM   #84
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Here's the facts:



June 21, 2004 – Triumph Motorcycles (America) Ltd., announced today that the company’s U.S. new unit sales jumped 104% during May – with an overall year-to-date increase of 34.5% -- when compared to the same time period (January-May) in 2003. Triumph’s U.S. sales growth continues to exceed the U.S. industry year-to-year new unit sales growth of 8 %.



Strong interest in the new Thruxton 900 café-racer inspired version of the classic Bonneville, the ground-breaking Rocket III power cruiser, and the updated Tiger dual-sport styled motorcycle has helped to fuel recent sales growth and drive more consumers to Triumph dealers. Consumers have also reacted positively to the firm’s strong finance programs. "Motorcyclist’s interest in the Triumph brand has never been stronger," said Todd Andersen, Marketing Vice President, Triumph Motorcycles (America) Ltd. "We are very pleased to report that our existing models account for almost all of the 2004 sales increase as Thruxtons just began arriving in dealerships in May, and our Rocket III is arriving in showrooms at the end of June."



So Harley's 8.9% increase is in line with the industry standard of 8% for the US market.
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Old 07-16-2004, 05:06 AM   #85
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You gave me the facts, but you didn't answer the question. How many bikes did they sell? If they sold 20 and next year sold 40 that is a 100% increase, but they still only sold 40 motorcycles. So again, how many bikes did they sell?
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Old 07-16-2004, 05:28 AM   #86
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With only 11,000 miles in over 2 years, sounds like you need to talk about your Wing less and ride it more.
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Old 07-16-2004, 05:34 AM   #87
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Sarnali should like this. Triumph Demo truck is showing up at my local dealer next week. Word is they will have 7 Rocket III's available to ride. Gonna take a ride on all the bikes they got. I already like the Speed Triple, but lets see how that Rocket III runs eh?
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Old 07-16-2004, 06:08 AM   #88
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What happens to HD when the air cooled V-Twin cannot pass EPA regulations?
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What if that day never comes?

<ul>[*] The Buell engines are already at or near CARB08
without using catalytic converters.[*] Air cooled engines come up to temperature quicker,
which is an advantage for some types of emissions testing.[*] H-D (and to a lesser extent Buell) sell their bikes based
on image, not on spec numbers. [Does Harley even
post HP numbers for most models?]. So even if they needed
to neuter the engine to pass EPA it might not
impact their sales much.[/list]
Putting the shoe on the other foot, what will CARB08 do to sportbike sales? Some percentage of that market is driven solely by specs like "0.836946 HP increase over last years model". What would happen if a new EPA requirement ended up cutting HP by 5% across all the model lines?
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Old 07-16-2004, 06:29 AM   #89
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Which manufacturer might that be?
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Which bike might that be?
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