Retail Sales Lower than Expected in Harley-Davidson Second Quarter 2017 Results

Company Delivered Strong Margins, Retail Sales Lower Than Expected Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) second quarter 2017 diluted EPS decreased 4.5 percent to $1.48 compared to $1.55 in the second quarter of 2016. Second quarter net income was $258.9 million on consolidated revenue of $1.77 billion versus net income of $280.4 million on consolidated revenue of $1.86 billion for the […]

Harley-Davidson Gearing up for 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

The sound of freedom will rumble through the Black Hills when thousands of motorcyclists join Harley-Davidson, the official motorcycle of the largest motorcycle rally in the United States, at the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally August 5-12. “The great riding, the motorcycle tradition, and the wide-open fun: That’s what makes Sturgis ‘Sturgis,’” said James Newton, Harley-Davidson […]

2017 Harley Street Rod First Ride Review

The Street Rod Breaks New Ground When you walk up to a new Harley-Davidson you expect to see some classic cues from the marque’s long and storied history. When you turn the ignition on and start it up you’d probably anticipate hearing and feeling a loud rumbling engine. When you click into gear and let […]

Does Your Trike Lean Bro? Hustling on a Tilting Motor Works Harley

The reaction is universal, double takes and head scratching. Deeper inspection and scrutiny follow as people crowd in for a closer look, perplexing stares in their eyes. How can you not be curious when you see a big Harley rockin’ Tilting Motor Works (TMW) conversion for the first time? One doesn’t run into a Street […]

2017 Harley Sportster Forty-Eight First Ride Review

Stance. The Harley enigma is predicated by stance. It’s a reason a Harley is often imitated but never duplicated. Many manufacturers have tried to simulate the stance of a Harley and just about all have failed as The Motor Company continues to own the lion’s share in the heavyweight cruiser market. While the diversity of its […]

Harley-Davidson to Lay Off 118 at York Plant as Softail Production Moves to KC

The York Daily Record is reporting that Harley-Davidson is moving all production of its Softail cruisers to Kansas City, eliminating 118 jobs at its Springettsbury Township plant in York, Pennsylvania as a result. The layoff affects 110 hourly workers, the other eight either salaried workers or contractors. Prior to the move, Harley produced five Softail […]

The Curious Case of Harley’s Tilting Three-Wheeler the “Penster”

The Harley-Davidson Museum calls it “Collection X: Never-before-seen Harley-Davidson prototype bikes created as concepts but never manufactured or sold.” Among those prototypes is an unconventional three-wheeler dubbed the “Penster.” We say unconventional because not only does it have two wheels in front and one in back ala Can-Am’s Spyder, but the front wheels tilt into […]

Sales, Net Income Down in Harley First Quarter Financial Report 2017

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) first quarter 2017 diluted EPS decreased 22.8 percent to $1.05 compared to $1.36 in the same period of 2016. First quarter net income was $186.4 million on consolidated revenue of $1.50 billion versus net income of $250.5 million on consolidated revenue of $1.75 billion in the first quarter of last year. “First quarter […]

American Iron News Harley Offers Rebates To Sell 2016 Motorcycles

Reuters is reporting that “Harley-Davidson has taken the rare step of offering rebates on its 2016 motorcycles to U.S. dealers as an incentive for them to shift a backlog that has restricted sales of its latest models.” The report is based on statements from three anonymous Harley dealers and two unnamed analysts. The rebate is […]

Dream Ride Editor’s Choice Winner: The Red Mosquito 2004 Night Train

Photos by Mark Velazquez  Beneath the massive tent that houses the show bikes at the 2016 Dream Ride, one man stands out from the rest. His salt-and-pepper beard, trimmed yet full, his overalls cuffed to just below his calves, and his flip-flops exposing his toes to the subtle summer breeze set him apart from most […]