Harley-Davidson US Dealers. Many of you will have to ride a longer distance to visit your preferred Harley-davidsoon dealer. During a recent conference at Ohio’s state University, Harley CEO Keith Wandell told the audience that North America, home to half of Harley-Davidson’s more than 1,400 dealer locations, has been overdeveloped. Between 60 and 70 stores have closed in recent years, and another 30 are expected to be trimmed from the field very soon. And I will add that you can’t expect the number of US dealers to increase again at least for the next decade. Harley-Davidson, like Polaris, will report its last quarter earnings on October 18, 2011.
XTreme Machine Wheel Designs Produced By Performance Machine. The radical wheel designs of Xtreme machine are being incorporated to the PM line and now produced at PM La Palma, CA facility. PM is now serving all former dealers and customers of XTreme Machine. A new line of accessories is announced for 2012.
Harley-Davidson Opens Middle East/North Africa Office. Harley-Davidson opened its regional office in Dubai, a city and emirate of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This office will help in supporting the regional dealers and riders. Interests in the Harley-Davidson brand seems to be strong amongst riders and non-riders of all generations of the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa.) Elsa Abi Nader is the local marketing manager.