August 23, 2019
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Trump Says Harley-Davidson “Surrendered”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump has gone on the offensive against Harley-Davidson in a series of aggressive Tweets, saying the iconic motorcycle manufacturer has “surrendered” and “quit” in a trade war and is potentially facing “the beginning of the end.” “A Harley-Davidson should never be built in another country-never! …

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H-D Moving Production Overseas In Wake Of Tariffs

MILWAUKEE – Production of iconic American-made Harley-Davidson motorcycles destined for Europe will be shifted from U.S. factories to overseas in response to tariffs imposed by the European Union, the company announced this morning in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Roughly 16 percent of all new Harley-Davidsons are …

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Dates Announced for Progressive IMS Tour

SANTA MONICA, CA – Dates for the 2018-2019 Progressive International Motorcycle Show tour were announced this morning, with the New York stop scheduled for Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 at the Jacobs K. Javits Convention Center. The 38th annual tour will once again visit  seven cities across the United States; …

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Harley-Davidson Takes Hit In Headlines

MILWAUKEE – It was a rough last week for Harley-Davidson with a union asserting in a news story that the motorcycle manufacturer is engaging in “a corporate ambush on working people” by shipping jobs overseas, with another news report questioning whether the company has something to hide after it banned …

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Detective Suspended For Discourtesy To Biker

SEATTLE – Punishment has finally been handed down eight months after King County sheriff’s detective Richard Rowe was captured on video pointing a handgun at a motorcycle rider during a traffic confrontation. At a news conference today, Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht said Rowe has been suspended for five days without pay …

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Four Small Models For Those Just Starting

The start of the rider training season means graduates will be shopping for first bikes. Some will follow the long-recommended advice of “buy small, buy used” for their first road machine, wisely realizing they’ll probably have a drop or other mishap while getting some initial miles under their butts. Others …

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Harley-Davidson Invests In Alta Motors

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson is following through on its recent promise to “invest more aggressively” in electric motorcycles. This morning, the company announced that it has made an equity investment in Alta Motors, the Brisbane, CA-based builder of lightweight electric bikes for both off-road and street use. The two companies plan …

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