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Harley-Davidson avoids politics at party

Thanks “Don’t let politics divide us,” a Doobie Brothers guitarist told the crowd at the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary celebrations in Milwaukee at the weekend. It’s the height of rudeness to discuss politics at a party. So Harley executives have refused to talk politics, tariffs and President Donald Trump at their all-weekend party. Instead, they concentrated on …

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President Trump E15 fuel pledge riles riders

President Donald Trump says his is “getting very close” to approving a waiver to allow 15% ethanol fuel blends (E15) to be sold year-round. The American Motorcyclist Association is furious. It says it is illegal to use fuel containing more than 10% ethanol in motorcycles and ATVs. They say ethanol can damage fuel systems and …

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Lower prices for Harley-Davidson motorcycles?

Lower prices for Harley-Davidson motorcycles?

Harley-Davidson will soon start building bikes in Thailand with lower prices “largely in our Asian market”, says company CFO John Olin. So does that mean lower prices for Harleys in Australia? On a company organisational level, Harley-Davidson Australia and New Zealand is part of the Asian market and has its regional headquarters in Singapore, so by …

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Price pressures on Harley-Davidson and Indian

Price pressures are mounting for Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle after President Donald Trump’s trade wars have badly backfired for the American motorcycle manufacturers. The companies are being hit by both higher prices for raw materials and retaliatory duties in Europe and some other countries. For the moment, only prices in Europe will increase an average …

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Harley, Indian bit by Trump tariffs

Prices of Harley-Davidson and Indian motorcycles could rise after President Donald Trump announced import tariffs of  25% on steel and 10% on aluminium. How much imported steel and aluminium goes into their bikes is not known. However, US investment firm Wedbush Securities estimates the increased import tariffs could add up to $30m a year in costs …

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