Will riders really boycott Harley-Davidson? Trump

Will riders really boycott Harley-Davidson?

Speculation of a boycott of Harley-Davidson over plans to shift some production overseas are blown out of proportion, yet it hasn’t stopped President Trump from tweeting about it or US media from lapping it up. Poor old Harley has become the whipping boy in the ongoing trade war negotiations and has battened down the hatches, …

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Berlin chases Harley-Davidson factory

A Berlin economic development agency has sent a letter to Harley-Davidson suggesting they open a factory there to build motorcycles for the European market. The iconic American manufacturer has not yet responded to the offer, but has expressed its intention to move some manufacturing to Europe to avoid 31% tariffs. The tariffs were hiked 25% …

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Harley and Indian face Trump taxes threat

Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle might face higher taxes if they move production offshore in the escalating trade wars, President Trump has threatened.  It seems Harley has become a political football for Trump who once lauded the company as an American icon and exemplary manufacturer. Taxes Tweet However, in an unprecedented threat, Trump has now Tweeted: …

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Harley-Davidson to move production off-shore

President Trump has accused Harley-Davidson of “waiving the white flag” in his trade wars with Europe after the company announced it would move more production off shore to avoid high European tariffs. Without saying where they would move production, the obvious choice would be their current Indian and Thai factories. This could actually mean cheaper …

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2019 electric Harley-Davidson may not be a Livewire

Harley-Davidson’s 2019 electric motorcycle may not be called a Livewire, flat tracker demo races could be staged in Australia, the Dyna name is not gone and forgotten, a national rally could return and Thai Harleys are coming. These are some of the interesting points raised by new Harley-Davidson Australia and New Zealand Motor Company managing …

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Thai Harleys ‘thanks to President Trump’

Harley-Davidson is shutting its Kansas City plant and will this year start building bikes in Thailand because President Donald Trump has abandoned the Trans-Pacific Partnership, says boss Matt Levatich. The extraordinary statement comes as Matt addressed media and shareholders over its first-quarter results. Harley’s global sales were down 7.2% in the quarter, including a 19.9% …

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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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Harley-Davidson caught in Trump trade war

Harley-Davidson has finally issued a statement in the ongoing trade war sparked by President Donald Trump’s dubious claims that America is disadvantaged by import duties. It started when Trump complained about India’s import duties affecting Harley and escalated when Trump threatened to raise import duties on steel and aluminium, prompting threats of retaliatory 25% duty …

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Greens oppose waiving Harley pollution fines

Environmental groups, 10 states and the District of Columbia are opposing President Trump waiving $US3m in pollution fines for Harley-Davidson. The American motorcycle manufacturer copped massive fines under the Obama administration fines for fitting 340,000 Screamin’ Eagle tuners that emit illegal amounts of pollution. Harley had agreed to buy back the tuners, pay $12m in civil penalties …

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Trump aid for Harley-Davidson penalty

President Trump is coming to the aid of Harley-Davidson which was slapped with massive fines last year for fitting aftermarket tuners that emit illegal amounts of pollution. His administration has waived a $US3m portion of the fines in which Harley had to pay to replace conventional wood stoves with cleaner-burning versions. Harley will still have to pay the …

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