Harley-Davidson announced that it will manufacture 14,000 fewer motorcycles in 2007, the consequence of the 3 weeks strike at the plant in York, PA. A lot has been written about the reason of the strike, the consequences for vendors, workers and shareholders. If I write this post it is because today at lunch some friends were reminding me the time when to get a new Harley you had to go on a waiting list, and wait and wait. Lucky you if you were able to get yours in the color you wanted. Dealers were charging well over the MSRP price and bidding wars were raging in some dealerships. Harleys became hot commodities and I personally knew quite a few people speculating with them, meaning buying a handful of brand new ones for immediate resale at a profit. In the mid 90’s scarcity of Harleys available in showrooms had nothing to do with strike. But today, what will happen with 14,000 fewer units available (about the equivalent of a one-month production?) Personally, I think not much in terms of wait or price. But I hear others saying otherwise. Do you want to open the debate about the possible consequence of this Harley-Davidson strike ? Start commenting now.