I agree completly! I too want to have a Harley as a second bike. I like the CrossBones, but would add a tubless rim-tire in the back and perhaps embelish the lighting a bit. It would be fun to have a HD to knock around with from time to time. But one thing for sure........ I would keep the stock exhaust. I don't need the ultra loud pipes because I"DON'T" have to compensate for having little...........feet!:cheeky1:Harley’s sales have gone crazy now for many years. Remember when the Harley craze first took off there as a 2 year waiting list to get one. You have to wonder if at some point they will saturate the market.
The other thing that can hurt Harley is the Japanese knock offs. These bikes are just as good, or better, but much cheaper. Of coarse, they don’t have “Harley Davidson” written on them.
One thing Harley has going for them is there is still a strong market for their over priced costumes.
If I had the money I would have a brand new red Heritage Softtail sitting next to my Goldwing. No costume.
Yup...my wife and I were thinking a couple months ago that we should buy a cheap camper, either a pop-up or something small that wouldn't suck much gas pulling it around. Found lots on Craigslist - they were either filthy, in horrible shape, or (most often) already sold. They don't last long! We decided to give up on that idea for this year.I think new sales in most major purchase catagories are sagging badly in this economy. I'm in the RV business and we cannot keep cheap used campers on the lot. However, new is a tough sell right now. People are afraid to spend and banks are not "all that" when it comes to lending. A lot of weak manufactures will not be there when the smoke clears.
Things will turn around. People will be buying new Harleys and new Goldwings again. They will survive.
HERE WE GO AGAIN !!! AMEMBER BASHING OTHER MEMBERS HARLEY'S !My point is I wish I had a Harley, I'd trade it in on a 1500 or 1800 Goldwing. lol
Harley's are pretty bikes, but not my cup of tea.
Obama will bail'em out like GM and Chrysler and like the government did in 1983-1985. Remember the foreign bikes getting tarrifs placed on them in order to move more Harley's?
Ride what you like, I'll take my old rice burning jap crap anyday. I'd ride my old rice burner to hell and back,its that dependable.
That's prettyweird. Most of the Harley crew I know - own Harleys because they are Harleys, and wouldn't be caught dead on aHonda - at any price. It's a V-twin thing, with chain-drive wallets, and black T-shirts with flaming skulls - and that's perfectly fine with me.The truth is, a large portion of pre-owned older Goldwings were initially purchased because the Harley touring bikes are cost prohibitive to many riders. It was only then that many people came to appreciate the virtues of the Goldwing. So in a sense the success of the Goldwing can be partly credited to the Harley Davidson because those same riders eventually upgrade to new Hondas instead of Harley's when its economically feasible.