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Goes to show you if you all but give the product away you can sell some of it.
Not sure if its a good business model long term but it probably does help get rid of excess inventory.
 

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This is good news for Suzuki. Hopefully they are making some profit here.
No surprise in these times - they are the top of the line budget mc supplier out there (by a long shot). Wonder how harley-davidson is doing.

From the racetrack-dominating GSX-R sportbikes and the baddest Boulevard cruisers to the fuel-efficient Burgman scooters and rugged KingQuad ATVs, a huge variety of class-leading Suzuki motorcycles, scooters and ATVs are eligible for these incredible offers.
You can see where their sales are coming from, don't include the vstrom in this picture.
 

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No surprise in these times - they are the top of the line budget mc supplier out there (by a long shot). Wonder how harley-davidson is doing.
Harley is coming off an excellent 2011 and has a great start to 2012. Their stock is a "buy" on most financial advisor services and some think it could reach $60 a share this year. A good investment to be sure, it's $49 now.

On the other hand people are concerned because Willie G. has announced his retirement. Willie, the grandson (or great grandson, who can keep track?) of the founder, has been the head of Styling for Harley since buying the company back from AMF in 1981. Willie was one of the original managers who did the AMF buyback deal.

Regardless of what you think of Harleys, by keeping their old school, 1950's styling they have developed one of the strongest brands in the world. They don't really compete with other companies because there is no equivalent.....no other manufacturer makes a machine with their appeal. Willie G. has been the guiding force in that strategy. Some fear with Willie gone Harley may try to modernize the look and performance of their product. That would be a huge mistake, if they do that the Jap bikes will kill them.

So, again, love 'em or hate 'em you have to admit their business model is strong and they continue to be one of the healthiest and best companies in the world.

Oh, to answer the original question, Harley is doing very, very well.






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Oh, to answer the original question, Harley is doing very, very well.
Great news for jobs, terrible news for spirited backroads mountain riding in perfect weather.
 

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Great news for jobs, terrible news for spirited backroads mountain riding in perfect weather.
Sounds like the perfect day to me :)

The key is Harley's success does not really come at the expense of any of the other manufacturers. On the other hand, if Suzuki sells more, those units represent lost sales to Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha. For any other of the Big 4 to win, one of the others must lose.

Harley isn't like that. The consumer buying the latest FXalphabetsoup Harley Geezer Glide was never really gonna consider a Metric, the overlap in those markets - Harley and Metric- is very small.

So, we should wish well to Harley :) Their success takes nothing from the Sportbike, Adv bike, or dirt bike world, as a matter of fact, their success helps us all by raising awareness and creating more motorcyclists.

A rising tide lifts all the boats in the harbor. :)
 

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thats what happens when you take old bikes put new plastic on them say there new charge to much and then discount them $2000(bandit)And it also helps when you put the same parts,motors brakes on different bikes ala honda
honda has the same lug pattern on there 4 wheelers since the 80's kinda like a chevy 350 smart!!
 

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Does anybody know the power/tourqe differences between the 11 and 12 stroms?I doubt there is any this is just more cost effective because there putting that motor in there gladius.
 
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