More pig problems, Harley shuts down production for 2 weeks

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Harley-Davidson Stops Building Gas-Powered Motorcycles Over "Regulatory Compliance Issue"

Harley-Davidson said Thursday it would temporarily halt production of all gasoline-powered motorcycles for two weeks “out of an abundance of caution,” due to an unspecified issue with a supplier’s component and a “regulatory compliance matter.” Production of electric LiveWire motorcycles is not affected by today’s decision.

Harley’s statement, posted on Thursday to the company’s website, is short and sweet. This does not appear to be a supply chain issue, like what we’ve seen impacting automakers for months now, but rather a problem with a piece of equipment that Harley purchases from a third-party supplier. Harley’s statement in its entirety:

Yesterday, Harley-Davidson, Inc. (“Harley-Davidson”) (NYSE:HOG) took the decision to suspend all vehicle assembly and shipments (excluding LiveWire) for a two-week period. This decision, taken out of an abundance of caution, is based on information provided by a third-party supplier to Harley-Davidson late on Tuesday (5/17) concerning a regulatory compliance matter relating to the supplier’s component part.
The note that LiveWire electric models are excluded hints at a serious problem specific to Harley’s gasoline-powered motorcycles. The mention of a “regulatory compliance matter” would seem to point toward a problem with an emissions-related device. When reached by Jalopnik, Harley-Davidon did not offer any further comment on the matter.

Motorcycle sales shot up in the pandemic, to Harley’s benefit: The company’s shipments rose 30 percent in 2021 compared to the year prior, though shipments were flat in the first quarter of 2022 as Harley has struggled to deal with other supply-chain issues.

It also comes at a pretty unwelcome time: Harley-Davidson is determined to rebrand itself to become more appealing to younger buyers. The company seemed to finally be building momentum toward that goal, even showing higher profits earlier this year.

Wall Street wasn’t impressed by today’s news out of H-D. Harley’s stock was down 9 percent for the day as of this writing."

Lets not forget how HD has survived this long, thanks to protectionism. Nafta was the biggest transfer of wealth and theft of jobs ever orchestrated.
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This could be the end of Milwaukee, the company may have just had Russian ordered parts embargoed, or the stock may tank more after years of CEO buy backs. I don't wanna live in a world were HD only makes government approved electric scooters for fat disabled boomers.
 

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The only people who ride Harley are boomers. And even they are deserting the brand. Mostly because they took the fat bailout Trump money and relocated to India.

Reagan gave them a bailout, they have a cool product, there is no reason why the HD company isnt worth Tesla money, they keep losing market share with our insane trade policies. Triumph is 100 percent made by streetshitters.
 

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This jewish-communist tractor company is the epitome of everything wrong with America and the boomer culture that brought us here.

Please let them die a horrible death.

There are no words to describe my loathing for this company and their insanely overpriced rolling piles of junk. If I could push a button and destroy every single Harley ever made, I would do it without so much as blinking.
 

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Reagan gave them a bailout, they have a cool product, there is no reason why the HD company isnt worth Tesla money, they keep losing market share with our insane trade policies. Triumph is 100 percent made by streetshitters.
Harley is rolling on 40 year old technology and was left in the dust by the Japs long, long ago. Tesla is at least innovative. If they wanted to bail out something cool and made in the USA, they should've bailed out Victory.
 

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Harley is rolling on 40 year old technology and was left in the dust by the Japs long, long ago. Tesla is at least innovative. If they wanted to bail out something cool and made in the USA, they should've bailed out Victory.
Polaris owned both Victory and Indian, they gave Victory the hook because they were generic Harleys, never changed them and priced them so low that they were losing the big money Indian sales. I used to think the same way but it takes a lot of tech for a air cooled v twin (heads are liquid cooled now) to run 100k miles, Japs copy the harley, make a generic looking bike and try to price it lower, gay as f

Tesla was a taxpayer subsidized company for years unlike any of these others mentioned, if Harley fails, Milwaukee will be the new Detroit.

This jewish-communist tractor company is the epitome of everything wrong with America and the boomer culture that brought us here.

Please let them die a horrible death.

There are no words to describe my loathing for this company and their insanely overpriced rolling piles of junk. If I could push a button and destroy every single Harley ever made, I would do it without so much as blinking.
How is Harley jewish?
 

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Harleys were friggin jokes when I was riding back in the 70s-80s. The running joke was that you needed a bucket underneath a Harley to catch all the parts flying off of them....especially true of the AMF built ones.
 

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....Japs copy the harley, make a generic looking bike and try to price it lower, gay as f

How is Harley jewish?

First off, building a cruiser-style motorcycle does not equate to copying HD, but saying something like that is another example of the general attitude of Harley owners. The arrogance is amazing, considering what total junk the machines are. A decade-old GSXR is a spaceship compared to the HD garbage wagon.

Secondly, the Japanese Big 4 couldn’t ‘copy Harley’ even if they wanted to, because their attitude toward motorcycles would never allow them to stoop to that level of low quality, and they simply can’t process the illogical, fat American boomer-feminine idea of status-seeking and look-at-me brand whoring. The closest thing you’ll find to this from any motorcycle company other than HD is Ducati, who is only slightly less despicable, and at least makes an effort at racing.

As far as being Jewish communist, the communist part should be obvious, but I was primarily referring to their behavior. They market themselves as embodying this rugged individualist, traditional American patriotism while literally being no less woke than Disney. But of course idiotic boomers eat up their own demise, as we all know.

Also, someone less repulsed by HD than I could probably do a very minor amount of research and show that their policies and obviously their finances are guided by Jews. They would never miss an opportunity to manipulate and profit from one of the stupid goys’ iconic companies.
 
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First off, building a cruiser-style motorcycle does not equate to copying HD, but saying something like that is another example of the general attitude of Harley owners. The arrogance is amazing, considering what total junk the machines are. A decade-old GSXR is a spaceship compared to the HD garbage wagon.
Comparing a performance bike to a touring bike is like comparing a sports car to a sedan and labeling the sedan slow junk. Harley tourers are big cc engines that dont rev high and last a 100k miles, sport bikes blow up in
high revs but are fast.

Secondly, the Japanese Big 4 couldn’t ‘copy Harley’ even if they wanted to, because their attitude toward motorcycles would never allow them to stoop to that level of low quality, and they simply can’t process the illogical, fat American boomer-feminine idea of status-seeking and look-at-me brand whoring. The closest thing you’ll find to this from any motorcycle company other than HD is Ducati, who is only slightly less despicable, and at least makes an effort at racing.
They do go hard on the marketing ig, but damn its sad this country can barley support a motorcycle manufacturer. Tariff that gsxr until they are made here.



Yep thats a generic Harley bagger knockoff from Kawasaki in 2002, looks like a 80's Harley bagger from the WISH App

 

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Comparing a performance bike to a touring bike is like comparing a sports car to a sedan and labeling the sedan slow junk.
You're the one who said Japs were copying Harley by making a cruiser and 'gay af' for doing so, as if only HD has some sort of license to build that style of bike. The 10yr-old GSXR reference was simply to illustrate how many light years the Japanese are ahead of the Jews in Milwaukee, and on a bike that is half the price.


Tariff that gsxr until they are made here.
And completely destroy the quality by allowing it to be built by lazy, entitled, doped-out, dilligaf American factory workers? No thanks.


Yep thats a generic Harley bagger knockoff from Kawasaki
And 1000% better in every conceivable way, other than playing to the marketing receptors in the emo-boomer brain.
 

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But I think we can still be moto-bros, @LesterDiamond , even if you are an HD lover. We must stick together against the 4-wheeled steel death boxes and their brain-dead drivers that are always trying to kill us.
People on the road are fucking psycho retards, man. No, I'm not sticking around to chat with you after you tried to turn left in front of me, faggot nigger.

I just got back from a nice ride on my japanese spaceship, which is dirt cheap, reliable, and silent btw. I couldn't imagine riding one of these bloated boomer boats.
 

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You're the one who said Japs were copying Harley by making a cruiser and 'gay af' for doing so, as if only HD has some sort of license to build that style of bike. The 10yr-old GSXR reference was simply to illustrate how many light years the Japanese are ahead of the Jews in Milwaukee, and on a bike that is half the price.




And completely destroy the quality by allowing it to be built by lazy, entitled, doped-out, dilligaf American factory workers? No thanks.




And 1000% better in every conceivable way, other than playing to the marketing receptors in the emo-boomer brain.
Why do you think then, that Elon Musk decided to build his cars in Texas/Cali, rather than Japan? curious
 

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there is no reason why the HD company isnt worth Tesla money


Looking at their leadership team I can think of at least 5 reasons... amirite?

I sold my Road Glide and my Kawasaki last year and bought a new truck... way more practical for me.

Honestly, I love all motorcycles as each has it's own appeal.

Stay safe out there boys... the world is full of idiots that are allowed to drive for some reason.
 

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Looking at their leadership team I can think of at least 5 reasons... amirite?

I sold my Road Glide and my Kawasaki last year and bought a new truck... way more practical for me.

Honestly, I love all motorcycles as each has it's own appeal.

Stay safe out there boys... the world is full of idiots that are allowed to drive for some reason.
How the fuck do they have an inclusive stakeholder management position, gay, I'm guessign they know a lot of fat midleage lesibanssss buy those 15k sportsters.
 

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Why do you think then, that Elon Musk decided to build his cars in Texas/Cali, rather than Japan? curious
Probably a prerequisite for getting all those fat stacks from Uncle (Aunty?) Sam.

There is no serious argument that can be made against Japanese quality, even if they are currently being assaulted by globohomo.
 

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And completely destroy the quality by allowing it to be built by lazy, entitled, doped-out, dilligaf American factory workers? No thanks.

And 1000% better in every conceivable way, other than playing to the marketing receptors in the emo-boomer brain.
Aesthetics matter. I have a Harley and a Superduke. Everywhere I ride my Harley I get people that want to talk to me about it. Every once in a long while, I get a nod from someone who actually knows what a Superduke is. I bought them both within a year of each other, and my Harley still holds way more value than my Duke.

I had a Jap Vulcan, before I could afford the Harley, which is a cruiser style bike. It’s not even close to my Harley in either performance or quality. I’m much happier with the Harley.
 

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How the fuck do they have an inclusive stakeholder management position

Obviously because it's their greatest strength.

Between the boomers and the dykes riding HD it's enough to make me cringe.

I've been watching that leadership page since 2018 and it's staggering the amount of turnover that takes place. There is no way any company can survive under those conditions.

Harley will be one of many historic American companies absolutely destroyed by PC.
 
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