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  1. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Experienced Member Contributor

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    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Good read. Thanks for sharing
     
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    gator508 Well-Known Member

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    IMO HD is suffering the from the cycle of older riders not buying because they are happy with what they have or the bikes they bought a few years back are still new enough and the newer wannabe's don't have enough $ to afford a bike. I have read that the sales of mcs' are down overall through the industry and it's just a cycle that will self correct in a few more years. The auto industry saw this in the late 2000's thru 2013 when things started turning around.
     
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  4. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Experienced Member Contributor

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    Can't argue with that, makes perfect sense.
    I think after a new line is introduced like the water cooled or the M8 a potential buyer waits for all the bugs to be worked out before they buy as well.
     
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    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    One could also argue that they are hanging on to there older bikes because they are a better built product. Of course, this doesn't apply to the first time buyer unless a LOT of homework was done.
     
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    I agree this could also be a major contributor.