Lays it out pretty clearly. The "do nothing" option, is no longer a credible option.
Wait a second, I'm being an intarwebz smart ass, but billions of people dead to war and disease? I assume you are talking about in the U.S. the last 20 years, and not even close to a billion. Only thousands due to war, and more people dying to disease, but less than in any other time in history, and in either case doubt it could be a billion in the last 20 years. We only have about 370 million people in the US (according to 09 census bureau report,) So even if it were only one billion dead to war and disease, that would be the entire population of the US killed about 4 times over.So what happened to all the 45 to 60 yo men? Have they all just disappeared?
Don't the idiots that wrote this article realize that there are more people out of work right now than there was during the great depression?
This crunch of to many people,with not enough jobs and food would have come 20 years ago if so many billions of people had not been killed off in recent wars and from disease.
In the last ten years they've introduced more variations/new models than any time in their history. Never before were there so many choices.
The VRSC line with about 10 versions including the SE's and CVO's. The 1200 XR Sportster and a few "dark" versions of same. The Rocker, Crossbones the twin cam engine and Buell's contribution which in itself was a huge.
There was a time when you had 3 choice - ElectrGlide, Superglide or Sporty, one version of each....period.
These article come out every time Harley has a downturn in sales as if they are the only ones. These are the same critics that are on their ass even in good times. Right or wrong.
Aye, 1. stick with the comparative advantage and 2. maintain excess demand .. two good points.Maybe Harley made it's mistake about 15-20 years ago ... Many businesses have been ruined by expanding out of the area of core expertise into areas where they don't have any comparative advantage. ... If Harley was the size it was in 1990 it wouldn't have the excess production capacity issues it has now.
Not sure what the "target" is. "Variation" on a theme to the same demographic is what they all have been doing. Sport bikes and Harley wanna-be's..........,... a staple the last 25 years.And like poor marksmen, they keep missing the target. Not going to do much good if you introduce variations on a theme to the same demographic (those who buy in to "the lifestyle"). Which, in case you hadn't noticed, is an anathema to the majority of the youth market.
And every "writer" with a pen and 25 minutes on a borrowed motorcycle becomes a critic of design and expert in the MC business!I personally think that CNN, FOX and other reporting companies need to find something to write about. It is an all day thing with the internet and news stations these days. .