Harley-Davidson And Marisa Miller Salute The Military

Marisa Miller teamed up with Harley-Davidson to show support and appreciation to active & retired military personnel.

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14 Responses to “Harley-Davidson And Marisa Miller Salute The Military”


  1. 1 Jim C Dec 3rd, 2009 at 9:00 am

    I am always glad to see those who serve in our military get recognised for what they do for all of us but I don’t like seeing a company doing it just to increase their sales. Now if they maybe had a significant military discount as a way of saying thanks…. Anyway,it’s a fine line to walk and maybe my perception of this is wrong. Just my .02

  2. 2 Sam Dec 3rd, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I would like to see Harley do a line of military theme motorcycles to honor our military. How about a updated military theme Springer Softail of the old Harley WLA, UA, and U Navy models. Maybe even some WWii nose art inspired motifs?

    Marisa Miller always makes me feel very patriotic because whenever I see her I feel like Saluting.

  3. 3 fuji Dec 3rd, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Jim C A
    All day I said to myself that when I get back to the office I need to reply to this.

    Jim you said word for word what I wanted to say . Just more of my old phrase “physiological placebo ‘ by the advertiseing nut jobs in MILWACKO ! Their new name

    We who have served know what it is to be patriotic just don’t try with ” subliminal messages ‘” to make me think that buying a harley makes me more patriotic. I DON’T BUY IT !.

    If it were not for the war possibly the Mo Co would not be her. I expect them now to say they one the war.

    If you want to help those who have served then treat them with dignaty not bullshit. NOW YOU KNOW WHY I HAVEN’T BOUGHT SCINCE 82.

    How about a military voucher you bunch of sleezy beggers.

    No ! I’am not pissed I’am mad. Salute this.

  4. 4 Jeff Nicklus Dec 3rd, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    OK here is how we need to rework the commercial ………….

    1: Marisa needs to shed some cloths and do MUCH less talking … trying to sound like you have a brain isn’t working!

    2: Take the Harley talking heads out of the commercial completely

    3: The Motor Company should issue a voucher to every active or recently separated military person (Honorable Discharge only!) in the amount of $3,000.00 (that is the same discount we have offered both police officers and military personnel for over 10 years now.)

    There … problem solved!

    Feel better now Fuji?

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  5. 5 fuji Dec 3rd, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Jeff
    Feel better now Fuji?
    A little. Can’t believe how some people can buy into this garbage.

    Per Jeff < The Motor Company should issue a voucher to every active or recently separated military person (Honorable Discharge only!) in the amount of $3,000.00 (that is the same discount we have offered both police officers and military personnel for over 10 years now.
    Good going Jeff that is showing some patriotic pride/appreciation.

  6. 6 A$$HOLE Dec 3rd, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    I think this is just exploiting the patriotism of Americans. Along with the voucher for active duty military, they should also donate a free helmet and a rider safety class. I read an article about how thousands of military personnele are coming home, buying bikes and going ape shit on the bike looking for the adrenaline dump they have been so used to in a battlefield scenario. I forget the statistics, but a huge number of them are dying or suffering catastrophic head and neck injuries in the process. If HD wanted to really make a difference, and i am convinced they could give a shit less, they should donate a portion of proceeds, maybe in a predesignated timeframe or demographic, and take the money and donate it to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund for TBIs or the Wounded Heroes program, or something of the sort. Don’t just use the troops to boost sales. It makes me sick. It is like the rash of movies coming out lately depicting returning troops and the trouble they face reintergrating back into normal society, but of all of the millions of dollars earned zero is given back to the folks that provide the material. Some things are more important than sales and profits.

  7. 7 Odlamn Dec 4th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Can we not get over the fact a corporation needs to make profits in exchange for providing a product or service we are free to support or not support? While the patriotic promotion is transparent, it is probably expensive good fun for all, and I believe the people who are employed by HD, and any other company who is promoting themselves within the patriotic theme truly are patriotic. Their jobs and the economic health of our nations depend on profitability. We the consumers are the ones who decide who will succeed, and who will not. Let’s get back to supporting what we are fighting for in the first place. We need not be our own worst enemy. We can have fun, and so can they.
    Be good to each other.
    Sermon over. Sorry about that. I get carried away sometimes. See you on the road after the snow.
    O.

  8. 8 Switch Dec 4th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    H-D had a “Patriot Edition” in ’07. Maybe other years too. I’ve got an ’07 Street Glide with the Navy badges and red/blue pinstripping on black. Had to provide copy of DD-214 to get. They didn’t give a discount though !!

  9. 9 1550tc Dec 4th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Jeff

    3: The Motor Company should issue a voucher to every active or recently separated military person (Honorable Discharge only!) in the amount of $3,000.00 (that is the same discount we have offered both police officers and military personnel for over 10 years now.)

    could agree with you more or if they want to not show favouritism 3k worth of hd parts and accesories that way we dont need a spcial paint scheme ect

    as for the

    1: Marisa needs to shed some cloths and do MUCH less talking

    Jeff stay off those porn movie sets OK

  10. 10 Kodak Dec 4th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I did my minimum time in the Navy, 20 years day for day, with seven of those years in and out of Vietnam. My last tour I went to Hanoi twice to pick up former POWs. I don’t think Harley is doing this ad campaign to reel in military folks anymore than Xerox is doing their card program this year in order to generate more Xerox copies. I really like the poster of Marisa my dealer gave me and it’s on the garage wall. Sitting right next to it is a 2010 Ultra Limited. Did I buy the Ultra last week because of the poster? I don’t think so.

    Kodak

  11. 11 Chaplain J.Courtright Dec 6th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    We r not looking 4 a handout however if HD is wanting a few more bikes on the road give vets a new bike 4 cost

  12. 12 Larry K. Dec 6th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Good Grief. People, we’re talking about a motorcycle manufacturing _business_. Did you miss the part about the USO tour? Have you been to a dealership and seen the HD flags being signed by people to be sent to our military personnel? If you really want to support these people, don’t try getting ’em a friggin’ discount for a motorcycle, get ’em the hell out of harm’s way!

    I agree, HD could offer a discount to ’em. WE could actually get them out of Afghanistan and Iraq. Which do YOU think they’d appreciate more?

    Harley’s an American company, I’m an American motorcyclist…and at 6’3″ one at that. I don’t even THINK about riding some Jap bike. Especially after what went down in WWII.

    I know, that was over fifty years ago. Today, the Japanese don’t like you, they like your money, they like your lifestyle, if they had their way you’d be wiped off the face of the earth. They think they’re better than you.

    So, go ahead, buy their crap…you’ve already got it to the point that they own a good part of this country, and now China owns the rest. Go ahead, whine about Harley….they like it when you don’t know who the real enemy is.

    Get used to it, too. If we’re not taken over by the Asians, we will probably be taken over by Islam…I’m glad I won’t be around for ANOTHER 50 years.

    And how the hell can you know how to spell physiological, but screw up words like WON, SINCE and I’M?

  13. 13 fuji Dec 6th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    LarryK – glad you agree and understood my message and thanks for pointing out my three typos — actually, you missed about six other typos in my message…..but……my message got across anyway, didn’t it :>? You must have a HD spell and grammar checker?

  14. 14 afkbrad Dec 7th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Harley actually made a military edition series of bikes in 2007. They were called the “Patriot Editions” and were flat black with an American flag on the fender and your service tagged on the gas tank. They weren’t special looking but Harley gave buyers a $500 discount on Patriots. You had to prove service with a DD-214 or ID card to buy one. You were also only allowed to buy ONE Patriot and you got a numbered challenge coin and signed letter with each motorcycle.

    Here’s the kicker on the Patriots. Harley sold them from August 15,2006 to January 15, 2007. They sold about 850 patriots of all the models offered (more or less) during the five month run. Everyone was expecting Harley to continue the theme since they had Fire/Police/Shriner bikes. However, Harley just quit selling them. Heck, most Harley dealers don’t even know they were offered as I’ve been to six different dealerships in my area who argue with me that they never existed.

    Anyway, Patriot Editions are highly collectible even though most owners have no clue. Harley sold over 360,000 motorcycles worldwide in 2007 but only 850ish Patriots. If you see someone driving a flat black bike with red/blue pinstriping let them know this little factoid. They’ll be a whole lot less likely to ever get rid of it because they’re a limited edition bike.

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