I agree, but I don't think it'll drop out anytime soon. There are way too many baby-boomers out there who still think Harley=cool and they'd all rather buy cool than be cool.vizsladog44 said:Well,unforunatly the bottom will fall out sometime.Harley can't have the resale they do ect...forever.
That's what I'm afraid of...if they piss of the loyal base it will hurt the entire market, not just that customer base. Those people are the ones who drive the market and make the trends, even if they are not the largest customer base.ziadel said:I think the V-rod has pissed off a lot of the hardcore harley riders...
Indians, customs, or used Harleys. Not all customs are $100k, there are cheaper alternatives. Jesse James may be showing the future here.lightner22 said:they may piss off their current customers, but what else would they buy???
The question is not, will they keep selling bikes. Of course they will.SprintST said:Harley won't go down for another year atleast. Their 100th aniversary is next year, there will be a feeding frenzy on buying every little anniversary trinket HD puts out. Including their bikes. Plus with the V-Rod gaining popularity in the world in general they are opening up more and more to new customers who would have never considered a Harley before, because they were archaic. Plus Harley will continue to build 95% of market need, this will stimulate the want for their product. It's worked for almost 20 years now, I don't see it failing them yet. The company is sound, there are still plenty of customers, I don't see what the worry is:confused
I think they will, once they start releasing the variants to come. Just look at the BMW cruiser series bikes. That's a break with traditional company values, and it's their 2nd best seller. With more variants to come. I think the V-Rod is a good platform that will be more than acceptable by the public in general. Traditionalist will alway complain about change, but there will always be those ready to put money down on the "new".Sean said:The question is not, will they keep selling bikes. Of course they will.
The question is, will they live up to the massive amounts of hype that exists around the V-Rod. Will it meet or exceed these lofty market expectations, or will it just keep selling the same # of bikes it always had. With all the hype, and the resounding sigh that followed the introduction if the V-Rod, I figured no way.