Shark of the Month October 13
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Was northern Maine, now gulf coast of Florida
The truth about HD's finances ....
> NEWS - HARLEY DAVIDSON SPEAKS TO DECLINING BIKE SALES......
> The reasons for the slump in sales at HD are not President Trump's fault.
> Apparently the Baby-Boomers all have motorcycles. Generation X is only buying a few, and the next generation isn't buying any at all.
> A recent study was done to find out why Millennials don't ride motorcycles:
> 1. Pants won't pull up far enough for them to straddle the seat.
> 2. Can't get their phone to their ear with a helmet on.
> 3. Can't use 2 hands to eat while driving.
> 4. They don't get a trophy and a recognition plaque just for buying one.
> 5. Don't have enough muscle to hold the bike up when stopped.
> 6. Might have a bug hit them in the face and then they would need emergency care.
> 7. Motorcycles don't have air conditioning.
> 8. They can't afford one because they spent 12 years in college trying to get a degree in Humanities, Social Studies or Gender Studies for which no jobs
> 9. They are allergic to fresh air.
> 10. Their pajamas get caught on the exhaust pipes.
> 11. They might get their hands dirty checking the oil..
> 12. The handle bars have buttons and levers and cannot be controlled by touch-screen.
> 13. You have to shift manually and use something called a clutch.
> 14. It's too hard to take selfies while riding.
> 15. They don't come with training wheels like their bicycles did.
> 16. Motorcycles don't have power steering or power brakes.
> 17. Their nose ring interferes with the face shield.
> 18. They would have to use leg muscle to back up.
> 19. When they stop, a light breeze might blow exhaust in their face.
> 20. It could rain on them and expose them to non-soft water.
> 21. It might scare their therapy dog, and then the dog would need therapy.
> 22.. Can't get the motorcycle down the basement stairs of their parent's home......
“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