How bad will the market for Harleys bottom out in 15 years when the boomers are all in their 80s?
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hopefully non existent
>Give it to some younger family member
>Young family member uses it or sells it at a "normal" price
it's probably worth nothing, just give it to me
They all ride those enormous tricycle mobility scooters now because they're 70 something years old. Why would you even want to buy one of those?
they really do be riding these. I live next to one of the biggest retirement communities in the country, something like 75% of the population is over 65 and I see those trikes everywhere
>they really do be
>Why would you even want to buy one of those?
Because you want to ride, but you have health problems and your wife is fat.
>They would get my business new if they could make an on/off-road bike with a 110.
You really need more than the pan America 1250cc motor to go off-road?
>You really need more than the pan America 1250cc motor to go off-road?
That's a lot of weight. Have you ever ridden an r1250gs? That's pretty much the heaviest in class and you're looking for heavier.
That’s harleys problem to figure out not mine
I mean I’ve had a 2013 soft tail since my late 20s. Harley has a good concept and I see plenty of 20, 30, 40 year old professionals buying them new and used.
They would get my business new if they could make an on/off-road bike with a 110.
People mistake Harleys for boomer bikes while their bikes are really for retards of all ages.
Even so their market share has shrunk as boomers die off.
I never understood why anyone would buy a brand new bike for $20k+ when you can just buy a 20 year old bike that is brand new because it's been kept in the back of a garage all these years and can get that for $2k or less.
It’s hard to find a 20 year old bike that hasn’t been bubba’d to death
A motorcycle has like 10 parts max, how much could possibly be bubba'd
All 10 of those parts could be bubba'd
>not having an old bike and a new 20k bike
New bikes are nice
I never understood why people go on the internet and say stupid shit.
They will want $500 less than the brand new price and then when they die and the wife will send it to the junk yard and the boomer junk yard owner won't let you buy it even if you offer $5000 and the junk yard brought it for $500 and then it will just be scrap metal.
I heard from a harley dealer that the typical boomer just trades in their bike every 2 years to get a new one. They probably get $50k a year or something from investments anyway.
From reseach on choosing a bike is that stuff like types and brakes cost a fair bit of the % of the cost of the bike compared to a car so maybe getting a new one is more cost effective if it needs a bunch of stuff.
There are enough millennials that want to be boomers for Harley to survive, it's more likely that subsequent generations will simply stop riding motorcycles altogether
>it's more likely that subsequent generations will simply stop riding motorcycles altogether
This, Harley isn’t in danger no more than any other motorcycle brand.
You can’t autopilot a soft tail, drink your latte, and swipe through Instagram. That’s a problem.
>You can’t autopilot a soft tail, drink your latte, and swipe through Instagram
The people who buy motorcycles generally don't overlap with the Starbucks on the go crowd anyways
The biggest danger is alienating their customers with wokeshit and products no one asked for
>People who pay out the ass for them die
>prices settle to realistic levels
>Bikes become desirab again
Harley's are really unattractive to me because of the price and the performance.
I like the new Buell super cruiser but it's very expensive
I will buy them, well the air cooled ones.
Currently a harley mechanic apprentice. What am I in for?
>implying hollyisraelite won't shit out some movie in 2025 glorifying motorcyclehomosexuals and pimping harleys back into the stratosphere
>wanting a harley
>or any kind of bike like that
they're only good for larping as a tough guy but everyone knows they're dentist bikes
they're shit at everything a motorcycle is supposed to be good at
PROVE ME WRONG
Idk I enjoy cruising comfy and getting double the gas mileage of my car.
two things a scooter could do better
At that point I’d prefer to just ride around on my lawnmower
Scooters aren’t comfy. This isn’t Paris circa 1950. Scooters suck ass for literally anything now.
Yeah I have been noticing this too. Wtf is wrong with us.
the japs have been steadily buying up all the old Harleys for the last the last decade while you were cooming over imported jdm cars.
Don't worry, the world will not run out of white collar lowtest larpers who hope to buy some testosterone (or at least pretend they did). Just don't be surprised when you see a launch of a DCT hurley in few years.
by the time harley figures out the technology needed to make a DCT they'll be all electric anyway
They don't need to figure out shit, if the money is right with the market launch they can just buy a working module from few players, only one to most likely deny them is Honda, but that is not a huge obstacle.