February 2, 2007 |
Harley-Davidson Inc. locked out employees at its largest plant Thursday after workers authorized a strike that could start today. The company suspended production of Touring and Softail motorcycles at the York, Pa., factory, where the union representing 2,798 workers is fighting a contract proposal that would cut wages for new hires and change health benefits. A strike in York would be Harley-Davidson's first in 16 years.
April 14, 2005 |
Harley-Davidson Inc. said its fiscal first-quarter earnings rose 11% from last year, but the motorcycle maker also cut its shipment and earnings forecasts for this year because of weak sales. Harley-Davidson reported first-quarter profit of $227.2 million, or 77 cents a share, up from $204.6 million, or 68 cents, a year earlier. Revenue rose 5% to $1.24 billion from $1.17 billion. Harley shares fell $9.84, or nearly 17%, to $48.93 on the New York Stock Exchange.
January 13, 2002
Here's a ticket to hog heaven that you can find right in the airport: motorcycles for rent. EagleRider Motorcycle Rental, which rents Harley-Davidsons in more than 20 cities including Los Angeles, its headquarters, and in Spain, claims its new motorcycle rental outlet at Palm Springs International Airport is the only one at any U.S. airport. These are not cheap thrills. Renting a full-size motorcycle costs $166.88 per day, or $136.57 during the current special, through Jan. 31.
August 20, 2012 |
If there's anything that underscores Harley-Davidson's holiness in the motorcycle world, it's the company's announcement Monday that Pope Benedict XVI will bless its bikes at the Vatican next June as part of the Milwaukee manufacturer's 110th anniversary. While Harley, like much of the motorcycle industry, has suffered significant sales declines in recent years due to the global financial crisis, it remains a steadfast icon -- albeit an expensive one that many consumers aren't able to afford, even if they'd like to. Harley bikes retail for $7,999 to $38,599.
December 7, 2011 |
New for 2012, the Switchback is Harley-Davidson's version of a reversible jacket. It's a cruiser that can be ridden to the Rock Store for a burger or across the country to Daytona. "We were hearing from a lot of women and aging riders: 'I love to tour, but I don't want an 800-pound motorcycle,'" said Jennifer Hoyer, media relations manager for Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee. Harley's answer: A 718-pound addition to the Dyna family that can be packed like a mule or prettied up for town with an easy-to-detach windshield and saddlebags.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1995
Saying that it anticipates high demand from the public, the city's Police Department will auction off its two remaining Harley-Davidson motorcycles Dec. 9. The 1993 FXRP Harleys--or "hogs," as they are known by aficionados--are sold directly to police departments and are not available to the public except through auctions. The Police Department expects to get $9,000 to $10,000 for each bike and will use the proceeds to purchase new Kawasaki models. Information: Ken Porter Auction Co.
February 5, 1991 |
Nearly 1,000 workers picketed the Harley-Davidson motorcycle assembly plant outside York on Monday over pay and work rules. The two sides were "oceans apart" on issues that led employees to vote Sunday night to go on strike, said Clark Ruppert, district representative of the International Assn. of Machinists & Aerospace Workers. Company officials declined to discuss the bargaining. Employees voted 1,242 to 65 to go on strike after talks broke off Saturday afternoon.
February 4, 1991 |
More than 1,400 union employees at Harley-Davidson Inc. went on strike today for the first time in 22 years, shutting down the motorcycle assembly plant. The International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 175 voted at 9:30 p.m. Sunday to strike. Pickets went up at midnight. Harry Smith, a member of the union's negotiating committee, said the main stumbling block in negotiations is contract language.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1994 |
The holiday season came in with a thundering roar Sunday, as thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiasts were welcomed to exclusive Rodeo Drive, in Beverly Hills' first-ever black leather Christmas parade--at least the first official one. The unorthodox celebration--"Happy Harley Days/Rejoice on Rodeo"--brought Harley fans of all types, from "Rolex riders" to Hells Angels, to the parade and bike show.
May 5, 1987 |
Harley-Davidson Inc., which President Reagan will visit to talk about American competitiveness, took advantage of protective tariffs to regain its position in the world motorcycle market, the company's chairman said Monday. "We think we're a bona fide American success story--and they're a little scarce these days--and the President seems to agree," said Vaughn L. Beals, Harley's chairman and chief executive.