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Administrator 01-25-2011 11:15 AM

Harley-Davidson Reports 2010 Results
 

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Harley-Davidson Reports 2010 Results

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The_AirHawk 01-25-2011 11:58 AM

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Harley-Davidson reported $259.7 million in income in 2010, up from $70.6 million in 2009 thanks to improved results from the company’s financial services division.
Read as: "We's sent Legbreakers around to all the deadbeats what owed us Money for bikes what they bought, and persuaded thems to pays-up......."

pplassm 01-26-2011 10:38 AM

What? There's not a dog-pile of Buell-lovers on this post, yet?

Administrator 01-26-2011 11:32 AM

According to Harley-Davidson's financial statements, 2,614 Buell motorcycles were sold in 2010 including 63 in the fourth quarter, in case anyone's counting.

-MO news monkey

Dr_Sprocket 01-26-2011 04:23 PM

So, let me get this straight. H-D sold less models in 2010 than they did in 2009, even after jettisoning the Buell brand?! Nevertheless, they made more $$, primarily because they focused efforts on recouping funds from existing customers. Just think if they had done this BEFORE dropping the bomb on Buell!

Waddell is a ____________! (fill in the blank)

Morbo the Destroyer 01-27-2011 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr_Sprocket (Post 255012)
So, let me get this straight. H-D sold less models in 2010 than they did in 2009, even after jettisoning the Buell brand?! Nevertheless, they made more $$, primarily because they focused efforts on recouping funds from existing customers. Just think if they had done this BEFORE dropping the bomb on Buell!

Waddell is a ____________! (fill in the blank)

Damn you! I was all set to post how they'd sold fewer bikes and made three times as much money, then I was going to rant about accounting assholes and their fantasy world of numbers.

One thing is for sure, those giant dealerships will make really cool rave clubs in a few years.

ridesegc04 01-27-2011 01:06 PM

quality
 
If the powers that be in head office paid more attention to quality than the bottom line I would buy a new ultra but until then I am keeping my 04 electraglide .
Go back to the tapered timken bearing crank
Improve crank runout tolerances and crank shaft quality
make a motor with more cu inches like a 124 so we dont have to spend 5 grand on go fast stuff just to keep up with the competition .
Stop nickle and diming us with cheap foreign made parts bring the work back to the USA where it belongs


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