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Harley-Davidson, the journey of an “iconic” brand

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (H-D, or simply Harley) is an American motorcycle manufacturer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Founded in 1903, it’s one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression, along with its literal rival, Indian Motorcycles. The company has survived multitudinous power arrangements, attachment arrangements, ages of poor profitable health and product quality, and violent global competition to become one of the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturers and an iconic brand is extensively known for its pious following. There are private clubs and events worldwide, as well as a company-patronized, brand-concentrated gallery.

Harley-Davidson is noted for a style of customization that gave rise to the eggbeater motorcycle style. The company traditionally retailed heavyweight, air-cooled sport fisherman motorcycles with machine displacements of less than 700 cc, but it has broadened its immolations to include further contemporary VRSC( 2002) and middle-weight road( 2015) platforms.

Harley-Davidson manufactures motorcycles in multiple location at factories in NewYork, Pennsylvania; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Manaus, Brazil; Bawal, India; and Pluak Daeng, Thailand. The company markets its products worldwide and also licenses and requests wares under the Harley-Davidson brand, among them vestures, home décor and beautifiers, accessories, toys, scale models of its motorcycles, and videotape games grounded on its motorcycle line and the community.

2007 strike

On February 2, 2007, upon the expiration of their union contract, about 700 workers at Harley-Davidson, Inc.’s largest manufacturing factory in York, Pennsylvania, went on strike after failing to agree on a stipend and health benefits. During the pendency of the strike, the company refused to pay for any portion of the striking workers’ health care.

The day before the strike, after the union suggested against the proposed contract and authorised the strike, the company shut down all products at the factory. The York installation employs more than 200 workers, both union and non-union.

On February 16, 2007, Harley-Davidson blazoned that it had reached a labour agreement with union workers at its largest manufacturing factory, an advance in the two-week-old strike. The strike disintegrated Harley-Davidson’s public product and was felt in Wisconsin, where 440 workers were laid off, and numerous Harley suppliers also laid off workers because of the strike.

Harley-Davidson Brand Strategy 


As the Harley-Davidson brand has continued to grow over the years, so has its character and identity. Customers began to recognize the Harley brand logo as a symbol of freedom and power. The company accepted the idea, but the rebellious image they built was accompanied by pickpocketing—meaning that some groups have linked Harley Davidson motorcycles with outlaws and people. middle-aged white men.

There’s nothing wrong with thinking about it with middle-aged white men or gangs of outlaws. 
Over time, the world’s most beloved motorcycle company began to struggle to attract the attention of new customers. Harley Davidson knew they had to adjust their brand image if it wasn’t limited by its own personality. 


By changing its view of the user, Harley began to refine some of its coarser aspects, repositioning its bikes as something for the masses rather than just the consumer type. While the mysterious “outlaw” status  remain an important par of  Harley Davidson’s uniqueness, the company s reach  has expanded. 


 Today, Harley is the leading seller of bicycles for women, youths, teens, and more. Plus the middle-aged white men, of course. This is especially evident through the brand’s “# stereotypicalHarley” campaign.

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Financial crisis

According to Interbrand, the Harley-Davidson brand’s value fell by 43 percent in 2009, to $4.34 billion. The fall in value is believed to be connected to the 66 percent drop in the company’s gains in two-thirds of the former time. On April 29, 2010, Harley-Davidson stated that they must cut 54 million in manufacturing costs from its product installations in Wisconsin and that it would explore U.S. spots to negotiate this. The advertisement came in the wake of a massive company-wide restructuring, which began in early 2009 and involved the closing of two factories, one distribution center, and the planned elimination of nearly 25 percent of its total pool of workers (around 500 workers). The company announced on September 14, 2010, that it would remain in Wisconsin.

NET WORTH

Harley-Davidson’s net worth, as of September 14, 2022, is$6.02 billion. Harley-Davidson, Inc. is one of the leading motorcycle manufacturers in the world. It’s the parent reality of company groups doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company( HDMC) and Harley-Davidson Financial Services( HDFS).

How much money does Harley-Davidson make a year?

Harley-Davidson profit for the twelve months ending June 30, 2022 was$5.346 billion, a 10.33 increase year-over-year. Harley-Davidson’s periodic profit for 2021 was$5.336 B, a 31.62 increase from 2020. Harley-Davidson’s periodic profit for 2020 was$4.054 B, a 24.38 decline from 2019.

What’s the price of Harley-Davidson in Indian rupees?

Harley Davidson bike prices in India start at Rs 11.99 lakh($15,065.82) for the Harley Davidson Iron 883, which is the cheapest model. The most precious Harley Davidson bike is the Road Glide Special, priced at Rs 36.99 lakh($46327.40).

What is the cost of Harley-Davidson?

The most precious Harley Davidson bike is the Road Glide Special, priced at Rs 36.99 lakh. Iron 883 (Rs 11.99 lakh), Forty Eight (Rs 13.49 lakh), and Fat Boy 114 (Rs 21.99 lakh) are the most popular Harley-Davidson models. 


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