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Ricky Love MooreHead
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June 23, 2007 The Tennessean Newspaper

Harley options trading up on buyout talk
NEWYORK—Trading in options to buy shares ofHarley-
Davidson Inc. surged to a record Friday on speculation that the
biggest U.S. motorcycle maker may be acquired by Honda
Motor Co., theworld’s largestmaker of motorcycles.
The number of call options traded jumped to 49,848 contracts,
an all-time high, as of 4 p.m. in New York, according to
data compiled by Bloomberg. Volume hadn’t exceeded 25,000
contracts sinceOctober 2005.Themost active call,which gives
investors the right to purchase Harley-Davidson shares at $70
by July 21, rose sevenfold in price to 35 cents. Earlier, it jumped
tenfold.
A combined Harley-Davidson and Honda would command
as much as 60 percent of the U.S. large-motorcycle market,
TimConder, an analystwithA.G. Edwards&Sons in St. Louis,
said in a research note today.
—BLOOMBERG N
 

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LOS ANGELES
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oh dear lord!!!
 

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LOS ANGELES
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can they at least change it to H-Davidson?
 

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Hmmm :eek:
 

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myneed4speed said:
Great here comes the shaft and airbags
With H-D the airbags would be the only new thing....we already get the shaft...:bash:
 

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RICK
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It WaS False Speculation -just Rumors-nothing Supports This Rumor Or Interests Of Either Company. It Will Never Happen.
 

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Loud and Proud
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What a f*cking nightmare that would be!! :banghead:

What else is new, corporate America is selling is out!! It won't be long before the only thing this country will know how to manufacture is lawsuits & more legalization against its citizens. :banghead:
 

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No problem I just would keep the one I have now because it is a real Harley and my next bike would be a custom of some sort or even a Victory. There are other made in the USA bikes. I really dont think this will ever happen.
 

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You think the airheads had a problem when Moco released the vrod, wait and see if this deal goes thru..
 

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Don't care where the car, bike, clothes, Electronics are made, as long as its what I want, its quality matches its price, I will buy it. I aint into giving Charity.
 

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Actually if anything like this ever happened ( which I doubt it would) My guess would be that HD would continue to operate as is, there are a ton of companies that are owned by bigger, much more profitable companies, how many companies do ford and gm own??
 

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NO WAY.. by all business means.. I think that will be a huge loss for Honda and they will lose lots of $$$ if it goes through..
Harley davidson is a national US brand/Image/tradition/history you name it.. And if the US corps. Accept that to happen and sell their heritage then that's the worse part of capitalism anyone could encounter.. makes me puke
 
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