Is This An Apology From Trump ? - Road Glide Forums
General Off-Topic Discussions Non-Road Glide Topics

 76Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 229
Is This An Apology From Trump ?

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/23/harl...-earnings.html

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
miltonhog likes this.
ksbutler44 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 07:13 AM
Grey beard
 
BB Bomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 989
Garage
That affected so much mare. I remember hearing about how the farmers who also exported were hit hard during this "war".

curious what he means by "reciprocate"

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than have to have a frontal lobotomy." ~ Tom Waits
BB Bomber is offline  
post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 229
Quote:
Originally Posted by BB Bomber View Post
That affected so much mare. I remember hearing about how the farmers who also exported were hit hard during this "war".



curious what he means by "reciprocate"
Yeah I was wondering that too. So now he seems to understand how bad the tariffs are affecting Harley.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
ksbutler44 is offline  
 
post #4 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 08:14 AM
Life Member
 
Big_gary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: GA.
Posts: 7,824
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by BB Bomber View Post
That affected so much mare. I remember hearing about how the farmers who also exported were hit hard during this "war".

curious what he means by "reciprocate"
Eye for an eye. Its good for American companies, but will cause prices to rise at first until they drop their tariffs . (End game)
nytryder and nyart like this.

2010 FLTRX , Stage 1, 13" Madstad, Mono tubes, SuperShox, Heritage style bars. Alpine CDE-HD149BT,Soundstream Picasso Nano Series PN4.520 , 5X7 and 6.5 Infinity Kappa speakers
If I have to explain ,you wouldn't under stand anyway.
Big_gary is online now  
post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 229
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big_gary View Post
Eye for an eye. Its good for American companies, but will cause prices to rise at first until they drop their tariffs . (End game)
Hopefully they drop their tariffs if not it won't be good for the US companies.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
ksbutler44 is offline  
post #6 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 08:50 AM
Shark of the Month October 13
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Was northern Maine, now gulf coast of Florida
Posts: 6,115
Sorry, I have no sympathy for a company that continues to support a CEO who's as totally inept as Levatich. He's the brainiac who engineered the purchase of MV Augusta, remember that one:

"Less than two years after buying an Italian motorcycle manufacturer for $109 million, Harley-Davidson Inc. essentially paid the previous owners to take it back. Harley recently returned MV Agusta to its Italian owners for 3 euros, or about $3.98, a company spokesman confirmed Monday. As part of the deal, Harley had to put 20 million euros, or about $26 million, into MV Agusta's coffers before selling it, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing documenting the sale."


Then he spent hundreds of millions designing, engineering, and manufacturing the 500/750 Street models, that were supposed to draw in a whole new segment of young riders. Another very significant financial drain as nobody bought them. Now his answer for attracting a younger generation is to offer up a $30k electric motorcycle that's twice as expensive as other electric bikes.

Here he goes again, blaming everyone but himself and his team for the problems HD faces. HD's board needs to fire his worthless ass.
nytryder, rideon, Lu and 14 others like this.

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” - HST
Uncle Fuzzy is offline  
post #7 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 10:20 AM
Life Member
 
Big_gary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: GA.
Posts: 7,824
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksbutler44 View Post
Hopefully they drop their tariffs if not it won't be good for the US companies.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
Its still good for the US companies because they (the forien companies) will have to raise their prices and now it's an even playing field. Though we the consumer pays more , oh well, we should of been buying American anyways.
nytryder, Bruce00, nyart and 2 others like this.

2010 FLTRX , Stage 1, 13" Madstad, Mono tubes, SuperShox, Heritage style bars. Alpine CDE-HD149BT,Soundstream Picasso Nano Series PN4.520 , 5X7 and 6.5 Infinity Kappa speakers
If I have to explain ,you wouldn't under stand anyway.

Last edited by Big_gary; 04-23-2019 at 10:23 AM.
Big_gary is online now  
post #8 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 06:32 PM
Grey beard
 
Thermodyne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 1,432
Garage
By no means an apology.

Its tit for tat negotiation. I open for a bottle of wine and some cheese, you bump with scooters. So now he want to go all in and hit those automobiles.
He's just trying to convince his base to support him. And Harley customers are a huge part of his base. Tariffs on EU scooters isn't much of a deal. But tariffs on "EU motor vehicles" will be enough to make a few Germans cry uncle.
nytryder likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Thermodyne is offline  
post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 06:51 PM
Newbie
 
Geoff1200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: N.E. Florida
Posts: 22
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Fuzzy View Post
Sorry, I have no sympathy for a company that continues to support a CEO who's as totally inept as Levatich. He's the brainiac who engineered the purchase of MV Augusta, remember that one:

"Less than two years after buying an Italian motorcycle manufacturer for $109 million, Harley-Davidson Inc. essentially paid the previous owners to take it back. Harley recently returned MV Agusta to its Italian owners for 3 euros, or about $3.98, a company spokesman confirmed Monday. As part of the deal, Harley had to put 20 million euros, or about $26 million, into MV Agusta's coffers before selling it, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing documenting the sale."


Then he spent hundreds of millions designing, engineering, and manufacturing the 500/750 Street models, that were supposed to draw in a whole new segment of young riders. Another very significant financial drain as nobody bought them. Now his answer for attracting a younger generation is to offer up a $30k electric motorcycle that's twice as expensive as other electric bikes.

Here he goes again, blaming everyone but himself and his team for the problems HD faces. HD's board needs to fire his worthless ass.
No sympathy, I've owned 3 businesses (1 V-twin P&A/repair) I have no empathy for Harleys greedy management team.....
nytryder likes this.
Geoff1200 is offline  
post #10 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 11:19 PM
Administrator
 
JacktheBagger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bama
Posts: 9,131
Garage
Harley started going downhill when they required all the dealers to become boutiques .. Then everything went up ...

AMF's money allowed them to come up with the EVO ( design started while still under AMF ) , then everything went crazy ...

Beyond the initial purchase of a new bike , I spend as little as possible with the dealers ...
nytryder, rideon, direwolf and 7 others like this.

So Many Highways So Little Time
2011 Ultra
JacktheBagger is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in













Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trump not happy HD being moved to Thailand edimean22 *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 68 08-05-2018 11:59 PM
President Trump EODHOG General Off-Topic Discussions 100 11-30-2016 02:18 PM
Working out my bad riding habits- A Confession & An Apology BDMastiff General Off-Topic Discussions 28 04-30-2015 06:23 PM
Apology to Jeff & Swampking ironmark *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 20 12-23-2011 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome