Unauthorized Harley-Davidson Commercial

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  1. 1 Me Jun 3rd, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    All I can say is.. “wow”….

    Me

  2. 2 just my opinion Jun 3rd, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Now that was funny. Great job

  3. 3 A 1 cycles Jun 3rd, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    cheers! right on target

  4. 4 Big Will / RED LINE Motorcycles of Santa Barbara Jun 3rd, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    EPIC.

  5. 5 Spider Racing Jun 3rd, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Too funny

  6. 6 burnout Jun 3rd, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Tonight, just before I fall asleep, I will laugh uncontrollably and only I will know why! peace

  7. 7 Jeff Nicklus Jun 3rd, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    OUCH !!!!

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  8. 8 Heavy Metal Jun 3rd, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    The truth can hurt. Lot of truth in this video.

  9. 9 fuji Jun 3rd, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Damn thats funny.
    Did he say something, like buy a Harley and get that deep longlasting sizzling sensation root injection and if Harley has to explain it, you don’t get it?
    It’s an old redneck quote I think. Usually it’s a redneck that uses the quote because he can’t explain it.

  10. 10 Seymour Jun 3rd, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    It’s funny at one point during that video I almost wanted to come to HD’s defense, but then I remembered, like I always do, ELTON F**KING JOHN.

  11. 11 Kber45 Jun 3rd, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Too true. Awesome!

  12. 12 gabehcuoD Jun 3rd, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    what ive been thinking for years ! LOL

  13. 13 BS Jun 3rd, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Reminds me of a quote i heard the other day- “If Harley Davidson made an airplane, would you fly in it?”

  14. 14 krugger Jun 4th, 2010 at 1:33 am

    That’s totaly true… unfortunately!

  15. 15 Fritz Jun 4th, 2010 at 2:28 am

    That was great! Too funny!

  16. 16 Tim Jun 4th, 2010 at 6:12 am

    I have always said “Harley Davidson, yesterdays technology at tomorrows prices.” Yup of course I ride one, so who is the bigger Dumbo. Thank God HD builds them that way so we in the “aftermarket” can have our wonderful jobs..

  17. 17 Knucklehead Jun 4th, 2010 at 6:35 am

    It is NOT totally true. For one the springer is NOT 50’s tech. They did not have dampers. And then answer why they are still making them. We are buying them. That’s because people still want them.

  18. 18 Terminatormike Jun 4th, 2010 at 6:41 am

    This is “truer” then the True!

    But who want to hear the True!

    Everybody had his own True!

    My True is a ROAD-KING 2008 with MY modifications

    Best regards from Good Old Germany

    Mike

  19. 19 rebel Jun 4th, 2010 at 6:49 am

    I for one am not looking forward to WATER cooled harley’s, keep me in the past !!!!!

  20. 20 Josie Jun 4th, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Very True… how sad is that .. come H.D. wake up ..

  21. 21 Bryan Rohrer Jun 4th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I have to say the Seymour has the best summation of the commercial…”but then I remembered, like I always do, ELTON F**KING JOHN.” Your observation makes me laugh almost as much as the commercial itself. Thank you!

  22. 22 Odlamn Jun 4th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Very funny. But when a horse is good, why change it up just because there’s newer technology? What is technology without soul? Like everyone out there…no matter what they ride…I know what I like, and I ride it. I don’t need to explain it to anybody. Me & my Dyna. It’s all good. Very good.

    But this piece is still very funny on all points. Thanks, all.

    O.

  23. 23 Izzy Jun 4th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    INSANITY- Doing the same thing over & over again: but each time expecting different results! @#$%#@!@#$% Ths must be the answer, We are all insane!

  24. 24 Larry R Jun 4th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I love it! I have a love/hate relationship with my Harley, but I know the company is still catering to the corporate pukes who run everything. So goes it. Maybe some day I’ll wise up, but not today. lol.

  25. 25 eric from bigdogbiker Jun 4th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I love my harley!!!

  26. 26 busfreak Jun 4th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I guess every one remembers hope and change, it’s not always good.

  27. 27 Stormy Jun 4th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Now that’s funny, and I own a Harley.

  28. 28 Birdman Jun 5th, 2010 at 7:44 am

    I stopped at a Harley Dealer yesterday, they changed the name of the “Fat Bob” to “Portly Robert”
    Must be trying to reach those upscale customers.

  29. 29 Richard Jun 5th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Kinda funny but NOT true. My Road King has cruise, ABS, Fuel injection, fly by wire, Brembo brakes and is dead nuts reliable. It is a much better and more enjoyable bike than the “older” Harleys and the metrics I’ve owned. I can sit on it for all day rides and not feel like I was run over by a semi at the end of the day. I get 46 to 52 MPG. I can tell by some of these comments, that the “if you have to ask” adage is true…some of you have obviously never ridden a current model HD. I could go on but I’m sure some don’t want to be confused by facts and practical experience. One thing is obvious, people like and enjoy the blend of heritage and and technology that Harley offers. Market share proves that! On the other hand, I don’t want to give the impression that I’s against other brands. I can and do appreciate the technology involved in these bikes…they are great if that’s what you’re looking for.

  30. 30 Todd8080 Jun 7th, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Not true is right. That video is full of factual errors, like that “Fifties” springer that’s really a ’48.

    And that orange bike used to illustrate how uncomfortable Harleys are isn’t even a Harley.

    The guy who made the video wishes he had a Harley but can’t afford one so he’s publicly trashing them. He just couldn’t be bothered to do any fact-checking first.

  31. 31 D.Davis Jun 7th, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Pretty good for a laugh, kinda frustrating also. I’ve been on a tour of KC’s manufaturing plant, and visited HD’s engineering offices on a job interview. From what I’ve seen/experienced firsthand HD has built their infrastructure to be a modern company using No-touch processes, efficent work modules, proper application of standardized work that is very much the best portions of Occidental and Oriental manufacturing and (seemingly) design trains of thought.

    It’s not HD’s fault entirely, but partially shared by the customers willing to pay for the “Me-too” experience. HD has built a climate of tradition into the products, and that’s what the customer seems to want.

    Do people that bought the 300000 some BMW GS’s in the past years get the same style of dork stigma put upon them, in other countries?

    A HD big twin isn’t the right choice for me, but it seems to be rather appealing to a large amount of people.

    Hopefully in the future HD will continue to follow what their customers want, but it wouldn’t hurt to give us a 120rwhp 400lb streetfighter motorcycle…please.

  32. 32 adam Jun 7th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    D.Davis:Hopefully in the future HD will continue to follow what their customers want, but it wouldn’t hurt to give us a 120rwhp 400lb streetfighter motorcycle…please.

    Cmon, if you’re going to be living in la-la land, you might as well wish for at least 150 rwhp in your 400lb streetfighter.

    I think if HD were actually to build a fighter….i might pack my bags, sell everything i own, and move to sometype of temple in the mountains to meditate for the rest of my life.

  33. 33 D.Davis Jun 7th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Funny part is that I erased 150, and put 120 right before hitting send. I was being honest with my expectations, but not my opinions.

  34. 34 Todd8080 Jun 7th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I don’t understand why so many people want Harley to build what it doesn’t build.

    The four founders’ dream was to make a simple, sturdy machine that the average owner could service & maintain at home; a motorcycle that would last a lifetime. Their early advertising makes this abundantly clear.

    It was never, ever their intention to make the fastest or the cheapest motorcycle, in fact they resisted sponsoring a racing team until it was pretty much forced on them.

    Anyone who knows anything about Harley history knows that every single time the MoCo tried to offer the public smaller, lighter bikes, sales suffered.

    So now we have all these whiners who never had any intention of buying a Buell bitching because they can no longer buy a Buell.

    Where were all you big-time Buell supporters the last twenty-five years when Buell sales have been in the toilet? How is the MoCo a villain for discontinuing a product you refused to buy?

  35. 35 Gaz Hayes Jun 8th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Harleys are the best bikes on the face of this earth, they always have been and they always will be. Leave the bikes we love alone, kiss my ass ang go away on your crap plastic piece of japaneese garbage!!!!!

  36. 36 fuji Jun 9th, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Gaz Hayes .

    I appreciate your passion.

    Some people can be very inconsiderate of others when talking about Harley. I will do my best to talk to people about negative remarks about Harley. Sensitivity training !

    Stand back, regroup and dry your eyes with your Harley handkerchief, and stay tough.

  37. 37 Taco Jun 9th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    This is great! Can anyone say “Fat Boy LO”…wow that was creative. How about Ultra “limited” ooooh…now that really hit the mark.

  38. 38 John A. Jul 2nd, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    The best part was the end. It’ll be interesting to hear what Erik has to say once the non-comp clause is no longer in effect. Probably a no-talk-bad-about-harley clause, also, since he’s not saying much. If you get to ride more than one brand and style/type of motorcycle, there’s more truth there than most of the faithful know. But if you don’t get to (or want to) ride another brand or type of bike, I see why the heritage & nostalgia is popular. People vote with their dollars, but popularity and quality are two different things. A motorcycle is much more about overall machine performance, not lifestyle, tradition, heritage, etc. It should be about handling, suspension quality, good tires, excellent braking, reliabilty and engine performance; because a bike is such a dynamic vehicle. When some of those dynamics are restricted, it loses a part of the appeal. Just me, though, so enjoy what you want to ride, that’s what it’s really about.

  39. 39 Kevin Aug 17th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Yeah, Im sorry I bought one now, wouldve been better off with a Jap bike that would depreciate quicker and go out of style faster so I could spray paint it with a can of flat black and sell it on craigslist. And I coulda been doin wheelies all this time instead of cruisin across the U.S. man Im a real dumbass…

  40. 40 Kevin Aug 17th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    ps: HD brought back the springer fork due to public demand not to compete with Showa or impress Jason Britton, some people think that old fork is cool some people think wearing a pink mohawk broom on their helmet is cool, soe people dont know what cool is but weirdos come in all flavors I guess.

    ps. HD front forks like the ones they put on the FLSTC are lousy, I ride one and bottomed it out for 35k miles so I know HD shortcomings, just choose to ignore them…

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