US Harley-Davidson Dealer Inventories Too Low? The investment firm Robert W. Baird & Co. reports that new Harley-Davidson motorcycles inventory has never been so low in 10 years. Protecting Harley brand value was one of the objectives announced and repeated by Harley-Davidson President. The survey was made among 50 dealers with 86% of them stating that new models supply is too low or about right. A low inventory supports prices and often makes a Harley more desirable to a potential buyer who may accelerate his buying decision.
Riding With Your Dog Is Animal Cruelty? During 6 1/2 years a certain biker in new Jersey named Szatmari used to ride with his dog Bosco placed front of him. Not amused, police stopped him and took him to court for animal cruelty! Bosco the dog learned to ride this way on tractor trailers and was comfortable riding any motorcycle in this position. After taking a lawyer, the litigation was settled and Szatmari is now working on a fixture to carry 3 dogs on the back seat. Because transporting a dog behind you is not animal cruelty but in front it is?
Terry Rymer, General Manager of Black Hills Harley-Davidson Becomes Partner. After many dedicated years spent in the motorcycle industry and many years specifically with Black Hills Harley-Davidson the dealership is pleased to announce that their General Manager, Terry Rymer is now also a partner in the company. Terry has been a fixture here for over 25 years. He started out his career in 1978 selling motorcycles in Aberdeen, SD. After moving to Rapid City in 1984 he went to work for Black Hills Harley-Davidson and quickly took over the parts and accessories department, then became the General Manager. He is well known at the Motor Company in Milwaukee where his experience and insight is regularly sought out. His experience in developing and marketing the world’s largest motorcycle rally has also made him a resource to the rest of the V-twin industry along with other major rally locations seeking to gain improvement to their events.