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Old 04-13-2017, 10:15 AM   #241
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For Harley Davidson fans who like power and some speed ... a single bike we had was a v-rod and is one to be sold as the latest ... a gap in the catalog opens up.
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:34 AM   #242
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For Harley Davidson fans who like power and some speed ... a single bike we had was a v-rod and is one to be sold as the latest ... a gap in the catalog opens up.
Then there is that "gap" in balls and skill for most of those owning these 200 hp - 50 degree lean monsters too!
Not to mention an actual place to utilize it!
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:37 AM   #243
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My big question for the V-Rod is this:
Will we see a replacement for the line for 2018, or will The Motor Company wait a year or two before introducing something new?

I don't think we've seen the last of the V-Rod or the Revolution engine. H-D is famous for creating demand by ultimatum. It makes sense - if you tell people you're discontinuing a model, you may help generate some additional sales of those who want to scoop one up before it disappears. "Buy one now, or you'll never get another chance." Then a year later, there's something newer and better in the lineup. A few people may kick themselves, but for the most part, you just drum up sales.

My guess is, based on the date they're discontinuing production (October?), that we will have to wait until the 2019 or 2020 model year before we see anything resembling another V-Rod. The sales numbers just aren't high enough to justify an overlap, and to my knowledge Harley doesn't usually produce the outgoing model and the replacement at the same time. I honestly don't believe it's dead... just gone for a little while.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:10 PM   #244
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:16 PM   #245
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end of production in October? soory, but the the last V-ROD was made months ago. there is a photo out there of all the employees in the factory w/ the last bike made in front & a banner over them that states last V-ROD made.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:09 PM   #246
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:55 PM   #247
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... and I'm swimmin' in it!

Look, I just don't see Harley eliminating a whole line without a replacement in the pipeline. Not while they're trying to introduce 100 new "high-impact" models in 10 years. Not while they're trying to expand their market reach. Not while they're trying to increase sales revenue.

You don't go investing tons and tons in engine R&D to make a brand new engine for another line, when you can just invest tons in R&D to retool the V-Rod into something more desirable. It just doesn't make sense.

The best part about my speculation is Harley's given themselves 10 years to prove me wrong!
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:41 PM   #248
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Here is the last vrod made....*sheds tear*
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:26 AM   #249
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Here is the last vrod made....*sheds tear*
Why the hell are they smiling about it?
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:19 AM   #250
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They are probably happy to have finished the line ... so they can go to work for a line of production of air cooled / water engines, super evolved .... patatapata .... seems that is what the general public most likes . For 10 years, HD made buells and v-rods now makes streets 500 and 750 ... it's the evolution the money and the good taste of the public who dictate the rules ....
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They are probably happy to have finished the line ... so they can go to work for a line of production of air cooled / water engines, super evolved .... patatapata .... seems that is what the general public most likes . For 10 years, HD made buells and v-rods now makes streets 500 and 750 ... it's the evolution the money and the good taste of the public who dictate the rules ....
I thought maybe it was because they don't have to look at that "F" anymore!



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Old 04-21-2017, 05:31 AM   #252
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100 motorcycles!

Harley-Davidson Inc. is mapping a new strategy for the next decade for the heavyweight motorcycle manufacturer.

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) is planning to grow ridership, grow its international business, limit its environmental impact, and launch 100 new motorcycles ? 50 more models than what was previously announced.?By 2027, our objectives are to build 2 million new Harley-Davidson riders in the U.S., grow our International business to 50 percent of our annual volume, launch 100 new high-impact Harley-Davidson motorcycles, deliver superior return on invested capital for Harley-Davidson Motor Company and grow our business without growing our environmental impact,? Matt Levatich, CEO, president and director said on the company?s earnings conference call.

The company has launched two new motorcycles this quarter, said Levatich, the Road King Special, and the Street Rod. ?2 down, 98 to go,? he said.

Additionally, part of the company?s goal to expand globally is to add ?150 to 200 dealerships internationally by 2020,? said Levatich.

In the quarter, Harley added locations in China, India, Norway, Slovenia, Spain and Thailand, he said.

International sales were mixed in the first quarter, where sales were down overall and down 9.3 percent, in particular, in the highly watched market of Asia. However, the company saw growth in Latin America, where sales jumped 24.2 percent.

In the U.S., Levatich said the company ?must attract new riders,? and that tackling that part of the company?s growth strategy means growing the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy. The company is increasing its investment in the program, which this year has trained more than 8,800 students through March, a 10 percent increase compared with the first quarter of last year, he said. ?The increase was fueled by growth in the number of dealers offering Harley-Davidson Riding Academy and more classes being offered through existing dealers,? said Levatich.

Presenting to investors, Harley said retail sales were down in the first quarter, but that there was a strong demand for the new Milwaukee-Eight engine bikes, and that model year 2017 motorcycles have had limited availability, while there has also been ?significant sell-through of model year 2016 carry-over motorcycles.?

U.S. sales were down for the first quarter, which was expected because of the company's decision to reduce motorcycle shipments early in the year to allow dealers to sell down 2016 stock. Chief financial officer John Olin said that move is expected to help the company later in the year.

"We believe the financial impact of this decision will move profit out of Q1 and into the back half of the year, basically retiming shipments and gross margin percent," Olin said during the conference call.

Dan Shafer is a reporter covering manufacturing and the travel and tourism industries for the Milwaukee Business Journal.
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