Michelle Kumbier is COO at Harley-Davidson, Mike Kennedy departs

MILWAUKEE, WI – Mike Kennedy is out at Harley-Davidson, Dealernews has confirmed. Michelle Kumbier has been named chief operating officer for the company, and Dave Cotteleer takes over as vice president of the U.S. market. Kumbier “will have responsibility for planning and delivering the company’s global business results, effective immediately. Kumbier will have oversight of

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Harley-Davidson Q3 earnings call: Used prices, tight inventory… and hurricanes

Highlights from Harley-Davidson’s the third-quarter call with financial analysts. Comments are from Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich and CFO/SVP John Olin. (See also: “Harley-Davidson: U.S. retail inventory will be down ‘significantly’ in 2017”) ‘Hurricanes accounted for 1.5-2 percent of retail sales decline’ “The industry was down 9.2 percent in the third quarter, which represents the eighth

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Harley-Davidson: U.S. retail inventory will be down ‘significantly’ in 2017

MILWAUKEE, WI – Harley-Davidson U.S. sales were down 8.1 percent during third quarter compared to the previous year, the company told analysts today during its financial earnings call. Nevertheless, revenue and earnings per share still exceeded Wall Street’s estimates for the quarter. U.S. Dealer inventory dropped about 12,200 units compared to this time last year,

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Should you carry an electric motorcycle line, and when? For Dealers, it depends

Dealernews talks with Scot Harden THE LONG-PROMISED conversion to electric-powered vehicles is a hot-button topic. Practically every OEM involved with motorized vehicle production, sales and distribution in the United States is debating the timing of electric’s arrival, or is already in the marketplace with initial offerings. What EV technology promises: greatly reduced powertrain maintenance, low

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Scot Harden joins Dealernews advisory board

Industry veteran will focus on business development issues for powersports Dealers SUNBURY, OH – Dealernews announces that Scot Harden has joined the Dealernews editorial advisory board. “I look forward to working with the advisory board at Dealernews,” Harden said. “I’ve been a strong advocate of the new Dealernews mission ever since the relaunch, and believe

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