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Old 08-10-2010, 08:02 AM   #41
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Considering your avatar I'd say your threshold for embarrassment is on the high side, you should be OK for awhile longer.....
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:29 AM   #42
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Considering your avatar I'd say your threshold for embarrassment is on the high side, you should be OK for awhile longer.....
Yawn. It's just the same old post, slightly reworded, that we've seen 1,471 times already.
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:58 PM   #43
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Considering your avatar I'd say your threshold for embarrassment is on the high side, you should be OK for awhile longer.....

Yeah, it is a bit on the ghey.
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:22 PM   #44
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HD management has received quite a bashing already. Tsk tsk.

As for me, they can screw up any sportsbike business they like and flush millions down the toilet in the process. I don’t care. As long as they take care of their God given core business which is building the biggest baddest mo-fo cruisers. Which they are not. Everyone else is.

Big Hog is turning into a joke. Over there in Gringolandia everybody is so hyped up by the domestic brand that you don’t even see it. But here in the real world (= Europe) it’s just a foreign import and the message is getting increasingly clear. HD loses in cc, hp and torq and it loses in every damn comparo it’s ever put in. It’s too small to run in big dog comparos. It is becoming increasingly embarrassing to ride one.

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Old 08-10-2010, 03:23 PM   #45
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I disagree with the notion Harley will go out of business. Harley is to strong for that.
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:52 PM   #46
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I disagree with the notion Harley will go out of business. Harley is to strong for that.
Honestly, they are perfectly set up for a take-over. Not a bike company. An Automaker looking to get into the Honda/BMW business. I'd damn near bet that within a year the first offer will be re-buffed. Ford would be classic but even with the tie-in in advertising I think that closing Brands shows that they are not in investment mode for quite a while. But who?????
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:00 PM   #47
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I disagree with the notion Harley will go out of business. Harley is to strong for that.
I don't think they will either. I just no longer care.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:23 PM   #48
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I agree they're ripe for a takeover. I'd hate to see them go tits but it looks like a shake-out is happening and they're peeing on the very things that make them popular. Back to the ol' FTF days I guess..
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:21 PM   #49
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I think the heritage has gotten them fat and lazy like most big companies. I still don't think they'll die dam it it's freckin Harley!
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:52 AM   #50
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.....they're just a boutique dealer that sells motorcycles on the side and they hire someone who knows nothing about motorcycles to run the company. Sad. Triumph managed to come back from the dead and even compete.
Point of order - the current Triumph concern has nothing to do with the old workers co-operative at Meriden, that finally collapsed in the early '80's, other than the current owner bought up the defunct business kept the brand names and built houses on the old factory acreage...
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