Shark of the Month October 13
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Was northern Maine, now gulf coast of Florida
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.
“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