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Re: 2020 CVO opinion
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2018, 06:40:28 PM »

I think I'd like to see the MoCo declare a moratorium on new models while they work (hire outside experts) to resolve the many long-standing issues that have plagued their bikes for the past decade (or at least since the RushedMore bikes came out).  Fix the current bikes, then start out with a clean sheet of paper going forward.  OR, just continue pumping out whatever it is they pump out these days and hope younger folks suddenly throw away their phones and video games while embracing overpriced low quality motorcycles instead.  They could also try to figure out how they can replace the huge profits they reaped from Boomers when they have to rely on sales of small bikes to the Indians and Chinese while trying to compete with Honda.

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Jerry; I totally get where you are coming from.

First time since 1989 that I've been without a Harley. Purchased 12 new ones over the years including a CVO. Hope to buy one again if/when the motor company starts building a competitive offering. 

Not going into what I'm now riding, it's a bike I really enjoy. That said, I'll always have a place in my heart for Harleys, simply can no longer deal with paying top dollar for a sub par owner experience.

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Re: 2020 CVO opinion
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2018, 10:29:18 AM »

I forgot to mention, I stopped into one of the larger dealers in the MKE area about 2 month or so ago.
One of the sales guys and I were talking about market conditions, and he stated that HD was starting to
discontinue slow selling models!!! He said a few Sporties, one or two Softtails, and I think the Limited Low!

They may finally understand? :drummer:
« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 10:34:57 AM by tazmun »
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Re: 2020 CVO opinion
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2018, 12:39:29 PM »



"the sales guys... stated"



Those haven't ever been words that brought comfort or trust.  ;)
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Re: 2020 CVO opinion
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2018, 03:26:45 PM »

Those haven't ever been words that brought comfort or trust.  ;)

Not a 2020 HD spy shot but should be.....
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Re: 2020 CVO opinion
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2018, 07:08:37 PM »

Still rooting for the FLUTILSE (CVO Servicar).
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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2018, 09:58:47 PM »

Those haven't ever been words that brought comfort or trust.  ;)

This guy has been selling HD at the same dealer for over 19 years! Very respected person!
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Re: 2020 CVO opinion
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2018, 08:45:10 AM »

I forgot to mention, I stopped into one of the larger dealers in the MKE area about 2 month or so ago.
One of the sales guys and I were talking about market conditions, and he stated that HD was starting to
discontinue slow selling models!!! He said a few Sporties, one or two Softtails, and I think the Limited Low!

They may finally understand? :drummer:

Eventually even the people in Milwaukee have to come out of their cocoon and look at reality.  We are seeing some painful shifts being made in other vehicle operations due to rapidly changing consumer preferences as well as competitive economics, such as American auto makers killing off passenger car models and shifting to almost total reliance on trucks and SUV's/CUV's.  At some point even the hardest of hard heads has to figure out that continuing to make stuff that doesn't sell very well and doesn't make a profit is a fools game.  As the older crowd that helped Harley survive and prosper over the past three decades fades into the sunset, they can no longer sell enough of the overpriced stuff to make up for the losses from the other model lines.  We've already seen the demise of many models, it won't surprise me to see more slow sellers discontinued.

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