India

Harley-Davidson Plant: INDIA
This has to be a real gut shot to the US employees? 
Now another plant in Thailand?
 . . . and Kansas City closes.
Well, shit.

3 comments:

j- said...

Its total bullshit.

B.C. said...

Sad. I think they shot themselves in the foot yrs ago with flooding the market and these Taj Mahal size dealerships.
Can't sustain that sort of bloat when customer base ages out and young ones dig choppers more than stockers.
Hey, the Taj Mahal is in India, instant dealership.

david ervin said...

If that's what they need to do to sell bikes....overthere.

India puts a huge premium on imported bikes, kind of like we did in the 70's and then we got our own Kawasaki plant and (I think) a Honda plant.

You play with tariffs and this is what you get.

I remember the local Harley dealership on 7th or 10th in omaha sometime in the late 60's. It was a dungen (kind of neat in a way) with a couple old dudes sitting around in coveralls. They weren't very helpful. I'm not into the Harley palaces but Harley had to separate itself from the outlaw image if it was going to appeal to the masses.