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Old 12-16-2008, 11:18 AM   #1
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:21 AM   #2
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So the CFO is retiring next year. I think he not only has an understanding of numbers, but this guy has a great sense of timing also.
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:37 PM   #3
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Has there been any significant new HD models since he was appointed in 2005? Think V-Rod was pre 2005. When accountants run companies the product strategy tends to get very conservative and long term vision suffers. Dare they promote Buell into the job?
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:44 PM   #4
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First, Massimo Tamburini and now this. Where does it all end?

I guess you could say he saw the writing on the wall... eh... balance sheet.
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Well, if Harley suddenly goes-under (sayin' they don't get a bailout first), we'll all know who to Blame!
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:03 PM   #6
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This guy is probably looking at what the MV purchase did to the balance sheet and hes' now breaking out in cold sweats. I still can't figure out why Harley bought that sinking ship. MV make nice bikes, but if there is no profit in it, what's the point? Honda didn't quit F1 and AMA racing for nothing.
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:04 PM   #7
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Has there been any significant new HD models since he was appointed in 2005? Think V-Rod was pre 2005. When accountants run companies the product strategy tends to get very conservative and long term vision suffers. Dare they promote Buell into the job?
You, obviously, haven't read anything about the new FLH line. Completely new frame and completely old metal.

Funny, huh- LR- HD buys MV and within months the best designer in motorcycle history retires followed by the HD exec that probably suggested the MV purchase to the Directors.
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:08 PM   #8
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You, obviously, haven't read anything about the new FLH line. Completely new frame and completely old metal.

Funny, huh- LR- HD buys MV and within months the best designer in motorcycle history retires followed by the HD exec that probably suggested the MV purchase to the Directors.
I smell an Inside Job!

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Well, if Harley suddenly goes-under (sayin' they don't get a bailout first), we'll all know who to Blame!
George Bush?
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