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Harley's Reduced '07 shipments Cause For Alarm?

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I guess since no one has any equity left to pull out of their homes, they can't buy expensive motorcycles anymore.

Sounds like the local dealer is actually going to have to sell motorcycles instead of being order takers.

I wouldn't mind seeing some incentives on a new Geezer Glide or Rocker.
 

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They sell half a million (I'm close-blah!) bikes a year for how many years in a row? I can't understand how people think that a recreational products company can sustain double digit (almost) growth year after year. It's dip time and the HD guys play "business" better than almost eveyone -except Honda, maybe. Last time they corrected production numbers their "stupid" stockholders sold-off in a panic and sued. Remeber the outcome? They raised production 2 quarters later and revenues were still higher than forecasted. Stupid people should not be allowed to play in the stock market. It just mucks it up for the people who get how the game is played.
 

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It looks like...

Not me, I'm sedated
.. Kenneth Moore is sedated too.

Evos for cheap sometime soon!

What is it with investors? The slightest blip and they panic. You'd almost think that a large amount of people are so stupid as to have their entire lives leveraged into the stock market. They couldn't be that stupid, could they? (snicker).
 

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"Stupid people should not be allowed to play in the stock market. It just mucks it up for the people who get how the game is played."

Ironically, it is the Hedge Funds who "play the game" that cause most of the market commmotion.

Volatility presents opportunity. If HD stock seriously tanks, I am backing up the truck and buying it. It is down around 2 year lows now. Perhaps it is getting to be time to start circling, mibble and buy a few shares. HOG is on my watch list, that is for sure.
 

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If HD stock seriously tanks, I am backing up the truck and buying it. It is down around 2 year lows now. Perhaps it is getting to be time to start circling, mibble and buy a few shares. HOG is on my watch list, that is for sure.
EXACTLY!

Aside from finding Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine and goin' back to 1987 with a fistful of shekels, the time to buy is IMMEDIATELY after any "Market Correction" depresses the stock. I see no way that the "Faithful" would ever let H-D die within my lifetime.

Hawk yer Jap-bikes if you gotta! - buy H-D Stock!
 

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Harley-Davidson has probably been unfairly singled out by the media as overall motorcycle sales turned somewhat sluggish. I'd think that the other major motorcycle manufacturers are also seeing the downturn rather than just Harley.
 

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Harley-Davidson has probably been unfairly singled out by the media as overall motorcycle sales turned somewhat sluggish. I'd think that the other major motorcycle manufacturers are also seeing the downturn rather than just Harley.
I think you are mistaken. Harley is the most evil corporation on the face of the Earth. They stole designs from the French and have mounted a massive disinformation campaign that fills our nation with inferior motorcycles. They practically twist the arms of the good people of our nation to buy their bikes. I hope it all comes to an end soon, so we can be rid of this madness!
 

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I think you are mistaken. Harley is the most evil corporation on the face of the Earth. They stole designs from the French and have mounted a massive disinformation campaign that fills our nation with inferior motorcycles. They practically twist the arms of the good people of our nation to buy their bikes. I hope it all comes to an end soon, so we can be rid of this madness!
Nobody wanted any of that? Maybe your hook is showing.
I'm investing in the RV market as the next step in boomer intrest.
 

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I'm hep to that.

I want a cheap Evo Dyna. If it takes a market crash to get me one, so be it.:-D
A clunker to rebuild top to bottom is the sort of project bike I could dig my teeth into. But $5K for a worn out clunker is just way too much. I welcome the downturn.
 

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This article didn’t offer any reasons to buy HD stock. Average age of buyers go up 8 years in past ten years? And this after introducing V-Rod? You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand the trend is disasterous. And this is only one side of the coin. On the supply side, if you factor in the average age of the people who give up biking – or indeed living - due to old age, the current little dripple effect on the 2nd hand market is going to open up to a big stream in the coming years.

What is even more worrisome is that this slump in US sales is not matched with exports. As we have boom in Europe and Asia, plus HD has 40% cost advantage in Europe compared to seven years ago due to weak dollar, there are no excuses.

- cruiz-euro
 
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