Harley-Davidson http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/42863/all en French biker-chef on Harley mission in Jordan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/french-biker-chef-harley-mission-jordan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three thousand miles from his native Lyon, Frenchman Claude Abry is living his dream in the Middle East, where he once cooked for royalty and has now traded his chef's toque for helmets and Harley-Davidsons.</p> <p>"After my family, I have two loves in life: cooking and riding motorcycles," Abry, 43, told AFP at his Harley dealership outside the Jordanian capital, Amman -- a challenging project in a country where bikes were banned for more than two decades for reasons of "public safety".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/french-biker-chef-harley-mission-jordan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Claude Abry Harley Harley-Davidson Motorcycle War AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 04:15:19 +0000 5799938 at http://www.globalpost.com Harley-Davidson 1Q profit up 30 per cent as shipments grow; company beats Wall Street estimates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/harley-davidson-1q-profit-30-cent-shipments-grow-company-bea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson's first-quarter profit jumped 30 per cent as it shipped more motorcycles to dealerships across the globe.</p> <p>The Milwaukee company said Thursday that it earned $224.1 million, or 99 cents per share, from January through March. That's up from $172 billion, or 74 cents per share, a year earlier.</p> <p>Lower costs due to restructuring and a 17 per cent increase in motorcycle shipments drove earnings, according to Harley. The company shipped more than 75,000 motorcycles to dealerships in the quarter, up from 64,000 last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/harley-davidson-1q-profit-30-cent-shipments-grow-company-bea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Penny USD The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:49:45 +0000 5827677 at http://www.globalpost.com 6,000 Motorcycles roar in Mexico, stir Harley-Davidson spirit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130511/6000-motorcycles-roar-mexico-stir-harley-davidson-spirit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, May 11 (EFE).- More than 6,000 motorcycles, mostly Harley-Davidsons, roared Saturday through several downtown streets of the Mexican capital to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the founding of the legendary firm, which for some created an entire way of life.</p> <p>"Whoever has a Harley is a person who loves freedom, traveling, rolling, feeling free riding a bike," Mauricio Cuevas, one of the organizers of the event, told Efe.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130511/6000-motorcycles-roar-mexico-stir-harley-davidson-spirit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Agencia EFE Sat, 11 May 2013 22:00:09 +0000 5835855 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope blesses bikers in St Peter's Square http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130616/pope-blesses-bikers-st-peters-square <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hundreds of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts from all over the world received the pope's blessing on Sunday, drawing cheers and applause from pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square for a pro-life mass. </p> <p>Pope Francis, riding through the throngs aboard his popemobile, made the sign of the cross toward the bikers, who are in Rome as part of the European celebrations of Harley Davidson's 110th anniversary.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130616/pope-blesses-bikers-st-peters-square" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Harley-Davidson Holy See Social Issues AFP Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:31:19 +0000 5858097 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope blesses leather-clad Harley bikers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130616/pope-blesses-leather-clad-harley-bikers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Scherer</p> <p>ROME (Reuters) - Hundreds of bikers took a break from hell-raising on Sunday to be blessed by Pope Francis.</p> <p>Wearing black boots, jackets and vests, the tattooed Harley-Davidson riders stuck out among the nuns, priests, school children and shorts-wearing tourists at an open-air Mass in St. Peter's square.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130616/pope-blesses-leather-clad-harley-bikers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harley Harley-Davidson Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:01:26 +0000 5858345 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysis: As boomers age, Harley hunts for younger riders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/analysis-boomers-age-harley-hunts-younger-riders <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By James B. Kelleher</p> <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - Harley-Davidson Inc doesn't do much quietly. Its motorcycles are notoriously noisy. Its slogans - "Screw It. Let's Ride." - are loud too.</p> <p>So why was the Milwaukee company quiet last year when by its own numbers it successfully zoomed past a demographic hazard analysts had fretted about for years?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/analysis-boomers-age-harley-hunts-younger-riders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harley-Davidson Harley-Davidson Evolution engine Human Interest Labor Motorcycling Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:54:12 +0000 5863495 at http://www.globalpost.com Harley-Davidson posts higher profit as U.S. demand rebounds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130725/harley-davidson-posts-higher-profit-sales-creep-back <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By James B. Kelleher</p> <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - Harley-Davidson Inc &lt;HOG.N&gt; posted higher quarterly profit on Thursday, lifted in part by a modest rebound in demand for its motorcycles in the United States, its No. 1 market.</p> <p>But the Milwaukee-based company stuck by its forecast for annual motorcycle shipments, suggesting sentiment among would-be buyers remained cautious and that the bike maker does not anticipate a late surge in demand in the third quarter, the tail end of its traditional selling season.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130725/harley-davidson-posts-higher-profit-sales-creep-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harley-Davidson Harley-Davidson Inc. Motorcycle Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:05:06 +0000 5893402 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysis: Polaris Industries: A midcap for daredevils only? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130821/analysis-polaris-industries-midcap-daredevils-only <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By James B. Kelleher</p> <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - Polaris Industries Inc's &lt;PII.N&gt; relaunch this month of the Indian motorcycle, a storied U.S. brand older than Harley-Davidson, has pulses racing on and off Wall Street.</p> <p>But should investors in the maker of all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and motorcycles be tightening their chin straps for more fun ahead - or dumping their shares?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130821/analysis-polaris-industries-midcap-daredevils-only" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Harley-Davidson Indian Polaris Industries Polaris Industries Inc Thomson Reuters Wed, 21 Aug 2013 23:30:37 +0000 5914898 at http://www.globalpost.com Harley-Davidson issues voluntary recall of certain '14 motorcycles over hydraulic clutch issue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131016/harley-davidson-issues-voluntary-recall-certain-14-motorcycl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson is voluntarily recalling some 2014 motorcycle models because of a possible safety issue.</p> <p>The Milwaukee-based company says the recall of about 29,000 bikes includes a "Do Not Ride" notice to owners and a "Do Not Deliver" notice to dealers until the motorcycle is fixed.</p> <p>Harley-Davidson says the hydraulic clutch system in some of the motorcycles might not disengage the clutch, making it hard to slow or stop.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131016/harley-davidson-issues-voluntary-recall-certain-14-motorcycl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harley-Davidson Land transport Softail The Canadian Press Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:19:45 +0000 5962992 at http://www.globalpost.com Harley-Davidson recalls over 29,000 motorcycles to fix clutch issues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131016/harley-davidson-recalls-over-29000-motorcycles-fix-clutch-issue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - U.S. motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc said on Wednesday it is voluntarily recalling more than 29,000 of its 2014 touring motorcycles because of a problem with their hydraulic clutch system.</p> <p>Recalled models include 25,185 touring motorcycles and 3,861 Custom Vehicle Operations and Trikes built between May 3 and October 14, 2013.</p> <p>The recalls include a "Do Not Ride" notice to owners and a "Do Not Deliver" notice to Harley-Davidson dealers until the motorcycle is fixed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131016/harley-davidson-recalls-over-29000-motorcycles-fix-clutch-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harley-Davidson Harley-Davidson Inc. Land transport Motorcycle Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Oct 2013 01:16:19 +0000 5963000 at http://www.globalpost.com Harley-Davidson posts 21 per cent jump in 3rd-quarter profit on strong sales of new models http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131022/harley-davidson-posts-21-cent-jump-3rd-quarter-profit-strong <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson's third-quarter earnings rose 21 per cent, as buyers in the U.S. and abroad snapped up a lineup of new motorcycles that was introduced in August.</p> <p>The Milwaukee company said U.S. sales were up 20 per cent from July through September, while international sales rose 6.5 per cent. The quarter continued the company's comeback from the economic meltdown in 2008.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131022/harley-davidson-posts-21-cent-jump-3rd-quarter-profit-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Currency Harley-Davidson Money The Canadian Press Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:03:18 +0000 5967508 at http://www.globalpost.com Harley-Davidson profit rises; shipment forecast unchanged http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131022/harley-davidson-profit-rises-shipment-forecast-unchanged <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By James B. Kelleher</p> <p>(Reuters) - Harley-Davidson Inc &lt;HOG.N&gt; reported higher quarterly earnings on Tuesday, lifted by the normal summer surge in motorcycle sales in its key North American market, but it kept the full-year forecast for its global shipments unchanged.</p> <p>The Milwaukee-based company posted a third-quarter profit of $162.7 million, or 73 cents a share, up from $134.0 million, or 59 cents a share, a year earlier.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131022/harley-davidson-profit-rises-shipment-forecast-unchanged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Davidson Harley-Davidson Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:19:10 +0000 5967387 at http://www.globalpost.com Harley-Davidson 4Q earnings rise 6.8 per cent as motorcycle sales grow worldwide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140130/harley-davidson-4q-earnings-rise-68-cent-motorcycle-sales-gr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson's fourth-quarter earnings rose 6.8 per cent as motorcycle sales continued to rise worldwide.</p> <p>The Milwaukee company says global sales of new motorcycles grew 5.7 per cent in the quarter and 4.4 per cent for the full year as buyers responded to its new model lineup.</p> <p>Harley-Davidson posted fourth-quarter net income of $75.4 million, up from $70.6 million a year ago.</p> <p>That's 34 cents per share, compared with 31 cents in the last quarter of 2012. Revenue rose 2.1 per cent to $1.03 billion.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140130/harley-davidson-4q-earnings-rise-68-cent-motorcycle-sales-gr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Harley-Davidson USD The Canadian Press Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:50:02 +0000 6057165 at http://www.globalpost.com Huge interest for Pope's Harley-Davidson ahead of auction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140205/huge-interest-popes-harley-davidson-ahead-auction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Move over Popemobile, make way for the "Popebike": a Harley-Davidson that briefly belonged to Pope Francis and is being auctioned off in Paris Thursday has already garnered significant advance interest from around the world.</p> <p>A day ahead of the much-anticipated sale, Bonhams auction house said it had received some 30 purchase orders worth much more than the 12,000 to 15,000 euro ($16,200 to $20,300) valuation of the 1,585cc Dyna Super Glide signed by the pontiff himself.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140205/huge-interest-popes-harley-davidson-ahead-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harley-Davidson Popemobile Transport AFP Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:47:25 +0000 6062388 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope's Harley sells to mystery buyer for 210,000 euros http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140206/popes-harley-sells-mystery-buyer-210000-euros <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Harley-Davidson motorbike that briefly belonged to Pope Francis was sold to a mystery European buyer for 210,000 euros ($285,800) at a high-profile auction in Paris on Thursday.</p> <p>"It's a record for a post-vintage motorbike, from the 21st century," said Bonhams France, the auction house. Including fees, the unidentified buyer paid a total of 241,500 euros to obtain the bike.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140206/popes-harley-sells-mystery-buyer-210000-euros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bonhams Harley-Davidson AFP Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:02:27 +0000 6063313 at http://www.globalpost.com