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Bill E

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H-D withdrawing all Factory Racing Sponsorships
« on: November 19, 2020, 06:50:52 AM »

More sad news from H-D for so many reasons, but if you can't afford it, you can't afford it.  They should admit it though.  Saying that you are going back to your roots by supporting your dealers’ racing efforts by giving them $ when they win is chicken poop.  H-D is killing their dealers.  How are they going to invest in race teams when they are being choked?

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/11/16/harley-davidson-hunkers-down-as-it-axes-factory-ba/

https://www.cyclenews.com/2020/11/article/vance-hines-concludes-partnership-with-harley-davidson-race-teams/



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Re: H-D withdrawing all Factory Racing Sponsorships
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2020, 10:57:28 AM »

Indian has been doing well on flat tracks.  HD either had to step up it's racing game or bow out as a corporate sponsor.  Allocation of resources decision, lots of times racing sponsorships suffer when costs get cut.
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Re: H-D withdrawing all Factory Racing Sponsorships
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 12:25:23 PM »

They'll be missed at NHRA national events. The Vance & Hines bikes had a large following. The old Suzuki technology and even Matt Smith with his Championship S/S entries just have never had the interest of the V&H bikes. Personally I will miss the support/displays etc at the big races plus Matt & Eddie Krawiec were friendly and always had time to talk. Hopefully they continue racing with HD branded equipment  but with outside sponsorship.
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Re: H-D withdrawing all Factory Racing Sponsorships
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 11:08:06 PM »

I suspect the new CEO is trimming all the fat he can, with deeper cuts on the horizon. 
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Re: H-D withdrawing all Factory Racing Sponsorships
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2020, 01:57:30 AM »

I suspect the new CEO is trimming all the fat he can, with deeper cuts on the horizon.

Is there any fat to trim?

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