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July 1, 2011

New Harley-Davidson Touring, Trike and Sportster models arrive at dealerships

Harley-Davidson has begun delivery of all 15 models in the 2012 Touring, Trike (North America only) and Sportster lines to its dealers in the U.S. and Europe. These motorcycles will be available for sale immediately. Shipment of these select 2012 models has been accelerated to provide greater continuity of supply in dealerships during the peak summer selling season. Additional 2012 models will be announced on July 20 at the Harley-Davidson summer dealer meeting in Anaheim, California. Read the full article »

April 21, 2011

Harley-Davidson 2011 Q1 sales up 11%, earnings up 350%

Harley-Davidson, Inc. generated increased earnings and worldwide dealer new motorcycle sales grew for the first quarter of 2011. The company reported first quarter income from continuing operations of $119.3 million, or $0.51 per share, compared to income from continuing operations of $68.7 million, or $0.29 per share in the year-ago period. Worldwide retail sales of new Harley-Davidson motorcycles grew 3.5 percent in the first quarter, compared to last year’s first quarter. Read the full article »

April 20, 2011

Bespoke Harley-Davidson ‘Unorthodox’ By Warr’s Of London

London based custom Harley-Davidson designer Charlie Stockwell of Warr's Harley-Davidson,Europe's oldest Harley dealership, introduces his latest creation 'Unorthodox'. It's a striking distance from the designs we areused to from Stockwell and Warr's H-D. Best known for his award winning andtrend setting vintage designs, no-one was expecting such a bike to be wheeledout of the Warr's workshop on the King's Road in the heart of Chelsea. Read the full article »

April 15, 2011

Harley-Davidson branded license plates in Wisconsin

Wisconsin motorists have a new opportunity to support motorcycle safety initiatives throughout the state. Harley-Davidson Motor Company today announced it is partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to offer the first-ever Harley-Davidson branded automotive license plate to motorists in Wisconsin. This plate will be available for automobiles, light trucks and motor homes. The Harley-Davidson/Share the Road plate officially launches on Wednesday, April 13. Read the full article »

January 26, 2011

Harley reports 2010 results: sales are down, but income is up

Harley-Davidson Inc. reporded $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. Operating income from motorcycles and related products was $378.8 million for the full year, including an operating loss of $6.8 million in the fourth quarter. Retail sales of new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the fourth quarter were nearly level with the year-ago period, decreasing 1.0 percent worldwide and 0.2 percent in the U.S. Read the full article »

January 4, 2011

Video: Harley-Davidson H-D1 customization program announced

Harley-Davidson announced a new customization program for 2011. With the H-D1 program Harley is targeting customers that like to stand out from the crowd. The program starts 4th February, but the manufacturer already released a teaser video. Customers will be able to design their custom motorcycles through Harley’s special website, and when they need help, customization experts will be available to help advise on customization ideas. Read the full article »

December 7, 2010

Harley loaned $2.3 billion from Fed

Federal Reserve’s recently revealed documents disclose who benefited from a government loan program during 2008. The data shows that Federal Reserve secretly loaned trillions of dollars to major companies including Harley-Davidson. The motorcycle manufacturer got $2.3 billion to help cover operating expenses during the economic crisis. Bloomberg says the money was from the Fed’s Commercial Paper Funding Facility, which also dispersed money to General Electric, Verizon, Barclay’s and McDonalds. Read the full article »

November 17, 2010

Wonder Customs Rev 2: V-Rod engine, huge visual impact

The V-Rod is one of the best engines in the Harley-Davidson range, delivering 115hp at 8250rpm. But some customers want even more – Wonder Customs created the Rev 2 for them. At its heart beats the 1130cc water-cooled V-twin, which makes use of a high pressure fuel pump that lives behind the custom fuel tank to ensure the engine receives its required energy. One of the most interesting part is the twin exhaust. The exhaust is fitted with diffuser disks at the end of each header which keeps the decibels down. Read the full article »

September 28, 2010

Morgan to build Harley-Davidson-powered three-wheeler?

Harley-powered three-wheeler – the idea is not new. Pete Larsen is building these three-wheeler beauties in Seattle, Washington. He has a website, the ACE Cycle Car which says recently „Constructed under license from the Morgan 3 Wheeler, Ltd. Malvern, England." Rumour has it that British sports car maker is turning to Harley-Davidson. Although no official announcement has yet been made, a new company “The Morgan 3 Wheeler Ltd” has been registered to the same adress as the Morgan Motor Company in England. Read the full article »

September 21, 2010

Wisconsin offers $25 million in tax incentives to Harley

Wisconsin is giving Harley-Davidson $25 million in tax credits to preserve jobs at its factories in the state. The deal saves about 1000 blue-collar jobs in the Milwaukee area and Tomahawk. Unions at the two plants voted last week to approve a seven-year contract that will freeze wages, result in a loss of 200 to 350 permanent jobs and allow the company to hire casual workers. These workers will be paid about half what full time workers make. Governor Jim Doyle and Harley-Davidson President and CEO Keith Wandell issued a joint statement Friday. Read the full article »