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NEWS - HARLEY DAVIDSON SPEAKS TO DECLINING BIKE SALES

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I damned near put this in the "Joke of the day" BUT it is too true to be a joke !

NEWS - HARLEY DAVIDSON SPEAKS TO DECLINING BIKE SALES
The reasons for the slump in sales at HD are not President Trump's fault.

Apparently the Baby-Boomers all have motorcycles. Generation X is only buying a few, and the next generation isn't buying any at all.

A recent study was done to find out why Millennials don't ride motorcycles:


1. Pants won't pull up far enough for them to straddle the seat.

2. Can't get their phone to their ear with a helmet on.

3. Can't use 2 hands to eat while driving.

4. They don't get a trophy and a recognition plaque just for buying one.

5. Don't have enough muscle to hold the bike up when stopped.

6. Might have a bug hit them in the face and then they would need emergency care.

7. Motorcycles don't have air conditioning.

8. They can't afford one because they spent 12 years in college trying to get a degree in Humanities, Social Studies or Gender Studies for which no jobs are available.

9. They are allergic to fresh air.

10. Their pajamas get caught on the exhaust pipes.

11. They might get their hands dirty checking the oil.

12. The handle bars have buttons and levers and cannot be controlled by touch-screen.

13. You have to shift manually and use something called a clutch.

14. It's too hard to take selfies while riding.

15. They don't come with training wheels like their bicycles did.

16. Motorcycles don't have power steering or power brakes.

17. Their nose ring interferes with the face shield.

18. They would have to use leg muscle to back up.

19. When they stop, a light breeze might blow exhaust in their face.

20. It could rain on them and expose them to non-soft water.

21. It might scare their therapy dog, and then the dog would need therapy.

22. Can't get the motorcycle down the basement stairs of their parent's home.
 

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Like, like, like, like.

Haha! My livelihood depends on HD motorcycle sales. These punks are messing it up.
I had a Softtail Heritage. It had "head shake" at 85/90 mph. Sold it to someone more "sedate".
 

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I had a Softtail Heritage. It had "head shake" at 85/90 mph. Sold it to someone more "sedate".
You're lucky. Growing up, my old man barely survived one of those on a Beemer. He was only doing about 65 when it started slapping on a curve. Sold his to a scrap yard.
 

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They are flying death traps. No thanks.
 

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...Very well said about millennials.....but what do I know...

They sold off mv Augusta and dropped Buell outright because they didn't want those marks interfering with their image .....the bad boy Harley image???........iirc this decision was made by a non Rider VP of the company ...so no riders for the Harley's now????.....oh wait..... lol they didn't see this coming?

maybe prices 'll come way way way down and I can get a breakout for a reasonable price, I won't hold my breath...They should've held on and evolved/promoted Buell and mv Augusta instead...
 

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The main buyers of Harleys....baby boomers. Baby boomers (White people) are dying off....price of Harleys drop.
 

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Guess I'll go take a ride.
So much spring work to get caught up on, so little time to ride.

Mine is not a Harley, but it's a V-twin and cheap to upkeep.
 

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I need to put new tires on mine.
 

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At our facility (where I work) we make HD motorcycle parts. Funny thing is almost no one drives motorcycles. We lost an employee in Sturgis a few years back. I lost one of my best friends, best man at my wedding, and his wife to a motorcycle accident. I had one for a while but had a close call and just sold it. Not for me.
 
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11. They might get their hands dirty checking the oil.
Not a problem.

Check under the bike.

Puddle of oil? No worries. Top off as needed.

No puddle? You're bike is out of oil. Do NOT ride.

Tow bike to nearest Harley repair facility. Explain to mechanic your bike has no oil in it.

Bring a qualified co-signer. And a therapist. :p