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I dont know why, but for some reason Jalopnik just HATES Harley Davidson. Every story they do on them is just a total hatchet job. Somebody at HD must have really pissed off someone at jalopnik.
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I dont know why, but for some reason Jalopnik just HATES Harley Davidson. Every story they do on them is just a total hatchet job. Somebody at HD must have really pissed off someone at jalopnik.
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Jalopnik may hate H-D but I have to agree with the article. The current Board of Directors has no clue at all. I guess they are good at selling overpriced tee shirts and clothing. Our Leadership | Harley-Davidson USA
 

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With the economic turmoil, consumer discretionary spending is tanking. What this means for HOG is scary. Can HOG ride out the rest of the year with massive downtime at York, etc? Outside of airlines, I am unaware of many industries due bailouts at this point. Since monetary velocity is crashing, can rebates and financing incentives keep cash flow relatively neutral for HOG? Probably not. So how deep the Fed goes with corporate bailouts may decide the fate of HOG. Since most dealerships are small businesses, at this point the Fed may be poised to help them more.This is an interesting intersection of Monetary Policy, and both macro and microeconomics.
 

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I'm not sure what H-D's future is. Unfortunately, young people (i.e. those younger than 36, which by pure coincidence happens to be my age) don't care for motorcycles. H-D might go bankrupt and cease to exist, and that sucks. I guess I don't take it personally and don't kvetch about H-D's possible demise. I hope H-D survives, but it may be that the Motor Company we love isn't cut out for the future we are getting. I'm happy that H-D isn't going down without a fight, and I'll continue to support the brand as long as they continue to earn it. The Livewire shows that they are still capable of delivering amazing machines, and I hope this isn't the end. But if it is the end, it was a hell of a ride.

My only concern is that parts are always available. The 'Wire is a high-tech machine and few have sold, so I'm concerned that I'll be able to still ride this bike in 20 years, which is my plan. I hope H-D, or a third party, continues to support this bike over the next few decades.

Hope y'all are staying safe during COVID-19.
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I'm not sure what H-D's future is. Unfortunately, young people (i.e. those younger than 36, which by pure coincidence happens to be my age) don't care for motorcycles. H-D might go bankrupt and cease to exist, and that sucks. I guess I don't take it personally and don't kvetch about H-D's possible demise. I hope H-D survives, but it may be that the Motor Company we love isn't cut out for the future we are getting. I'm happy that H-D isn't going down without a fight, and I'll continue to support the brand as long as they continue to earn it. The Livewire shows that they are still capable of delivering amazing machines, and I hope this isn't the end. But if it is the end, it was a hell of a ride.

My only concern is that parts are always available. The 'Wire is a high-tech machine and few have sold, so I'm concerned that I'll be able to still ride this bike in 20 years, which is my plan. I hope H-D, or a third party, continues to support this bike over the next few decades.

Hope y'all are staying safe during COVID-19.
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The pandemic is hurting all industries so I'm hoping some companies don't fail when all this is behind us.

As for your concern to keep riding the bike for 20 years would not matter if the MoCo is around or not. The RESS would be out of juice way before 20 years. Life expectancy is 10 years for the RESS. So then when the RESS does quit we would be looking at a replacement. Since battery technology is advancing at a rapid rate future bikes should be cheaper and longer range. If the MoCo is out of business in the future it looks like it would be cheaper to buy new than expecting some company or individuals to come up with a replacement RESS.
 

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The Jalopnik author is a Honda Fit driving Millennial, the Socialistic Millennials don't want to work to pay for a HD.
 
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