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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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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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-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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Harley-Davidson sues over illegal use of its trademark and bar-and-shield logo price pressures

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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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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Harley-Davidson sues Chinese to protect trademark trade

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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