Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) second-quarter 2014 diluted earnings per share of $1.62 grew 33.9 percent on higher motorcycle shipments and continued improvement in operating efficiencies, compared to the year-ago period. Second-quarter net income was $354.2 million on consolidated revenue of $2.00 billion, compared to net income of $271.7 million in the year-ago period on consolidated revenue of $1.79 billion.
Through six months, Harley-Davidson 2014 net income was $620.1 million on consolidated revenue of $3.73 billion, compared to six-month 2013 net income of $495.9 million on consolidated revenue of $3.37 billion. Six-month 2014 diluted earnings per share were $2.82, up 28.2 percent from EPS of $2.20 in the year-ago period.
“Harley-Davidson’s second-quarter results reflect the financial strength of the Company and brand, including the benefits of continuous improvement throughout our operation,” said Harley-Davidson, Inc. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Wandell. “As a customer-led organization, our employees, dealers in 90 countries and suppliers are focused every day on providing outstanding products and experiences for customers around the world.”
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Specially designed for Trikes, the new Avon Cobra Trike, 130/70R18 63V (front) says it has the perfect choice for the increasingly popular three-wheel motorcycle option.
Made with the exceptional technology that has gone into the development of the other Cobra products in the line, the new Cobra Trike tire offers a flatter lean profile for longer wear, better handling and stability.
“Our customers having been asking for a Trike tire for some time, so we’ve developed the new Cobra Trike to meet the needs of this growing group of enthusiasts,” stated Ken Warner, VP of Marketing, Avon Tyres. “We want to make sure we’ve got the right products for our customers to meet the evolving vehicle landscape. This tire is our next step in product engineering and innovation that’s driven by customer input.”
The Avon Cobra Trike tire is scheduled for availability in July 2014. For more information, visit http://www.avonmoto.com
A year after the introduction of the 2014 Indian Chiefs, Indian Motorcycle announces the Indian Motorcycle Inaugural Ride to celebrate with past, present and future Indian Motorcycle owners. Hosted by the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group and Jack Daniel’s, this ride is open to everyone.
Space is limited, so register today.
As a general rule, modern charging systems are efficient, reliable and maintenance free; however, there are exceptions to every rule and few problems will leave you stranded as quickly as charging system that’s gone kaput. Read more.
Are you a “biker,” a “motorcyclist,” or a “rider”?
WEIRD NEWS: WHAT’S A “BIKER”? Do you identify yourself as a “biker,” a “motorcyclist,” or a “rider”? To some motorcycle riders, the terms are fairly interchangeable. To others, the terms are more finely nuanced, as the people behind the Oxford English Dictionary recently discovered.
Some problems you might encounter.
Everyone that works on any make or any size motorcycle knows the answer to this already. It is REALLY bad! First, I will go over some of the problems with the blend of gasoline and 10% ethanol and then, can you tell if ethanol is present in your fuel and how much?
The problems I have encountered with gasohol are many so I will go over the ones most common.