I'm in agreement with you Motogrady but I think there is an intangible that many don't take into consideration. Exclusivity... When a company is building millions or even hundred of thousands of motorcycles there is nothing special about those bikes. Anyone with a few bucks can go to the local Honda dealer and pick up one of their latest cookie cutter bikes. Ferrari manages to maintain their exclusivity and their price point by not selling a hundred thousand of their cars. I think they are around the 10k mark in total sales. Many people are willing to buy something that everyone doesn't own nor can afford to purchase. Honda and the rest of the Japanese manufactures make, for the most part, a quality product, just nothing special about them. And I understand that is not for everyone.Wel, the thing is Johnny, from what I saw is they, HD, were planning all kinds of stuff. Scooters. Electric bicycles. I saw somewhere the previous CEO was talking there would be over 100 new models from them in the future. Huh?
Hey, I'm all for looking ahead.
But that has never been The Motherships strong suit.
They can't build a sport bike. They can't build a dirt bike. They can't build a golf cart. That will sell enough to turn a profit anyway.
That's just the way they are.
Stick with what they do well. They have made billionaires out of those in the upper levels of management/ownership. There is a following like no other for their product. If they need to scale back, so be it.
You can temporarily switch to dark mode TR. It stands out then. But yes, some colors on a white background are very difficult to see. Yellow and some oranges are the near the top but imagine it you were in dark mode and used white as a text color since it would really stand out good in that mode, that would be the worst case. Reds, blues and greens are all mostly good until you get into the very dark colors like violet on a dark mode screen. Everyone needs to be aware of this if you use the font color attribute. Remember folks may be seeing your text in dark or light mode so choose your color carefully.You need to find a new color for your font. Terribly difficult to discern...
Ya, I'm running dark mode. The yellow really stands out then.Thanks for the info Larry. I have tried the dark mode but prefer the white background. That was the only time a font color has been a problem for me. The post I tend to read are most always written with black ink so to speak. But thanks for the info..
From this article it looks like top management at HD has been reading your posts and taking notes:Stick with what they do well. They have made billionaires out of those in the upper levels of management/ownership. There is a following like no other for their product. If they need to scale back, so be it.
Well, that's how they turned it around back in the 80s.From this article it looks like top management at HD has been reading your posts and taking notes:
One of the most hideous, repulsive and offensive pieces of garbage to come from any motorcycle manufacturer ever. The look of a demented insect seems to appeal to a certain segment of the motorcycle community of which I have never been a part, nor will I with this new creepy offering. It may serve a purpose of cheap, not to be confused with inexpensive, transportation to the poor Chinese who are flooded with cheap pieces of crap already. I'm a Harley guy and understand their need to make money for their survival. It's just a shame they have chosen to do so in such a demeaning manner. And leaving the Harley worker with nary any involvement i.e. no jobs because of it's Chinese connection. Sad...
Well I think it all boils down to the price to buy and maintain. It was for and that was almost 50 years ago. I had to work my way up to an HD. I really don't think it's changed except for maybe getting worse with even higher cost to purchase one. Also you have to consider that we now have several generations of folks that grew up playing video games and not much physical activity. I doubt there is anything that stimulate those folks(kids).Now, the $64,000 question - is it because young guys can't afford an H-D, is it because big ol' baggers don't appeal to younger riders, is it because younger people just aren't into motorcycles, or is it because H-D doesn't have an entry-level bike to get new riders into the brand?
You forgot the pasta..... it's the red one on the end (because of all the tomato sauce). He always parks on the end because he doesn't want his Italian masterpiece to be seen in the midst of all that Japanese junk.I can just smell the RICE burning in the picture above!!!!!!!!!! YUM YUM, Poke flied Lice, leal good. KIDDING!...........