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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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Will riders really boycott Harley-Davidson? Trump intimacy

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-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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Harley-Davidson Screamin' Eagle Street Performance Tuner waiving

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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