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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: 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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Excelsior-Henderson brand, patents to be auctioned by Mecum in January

WALWORTH, WI – Want to buy an iconic motorcycle brand? Here’s your opportunity. The Excelsior-Henderson motorcycle brand and all of its intellectual property will be auctioned off during the 27th Annual Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction, Jan. 23-27 at the South Point Hotel & Casino, the Wisconsin-based Mecum announced. This auction includes ownership of the

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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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Dealernews launches retail design editorial series with Paige Wittman

Wittman and business partner Scott Miller to meet with Dealers at Dealernews booth during AIMExpo SUNBURY, OH – Dealernews, along with Paige Wittman, principal of the Miller Wittman Design Group, have launched a new editorial series on Dealernews.com to explain ways store design and merchandising can help Dealers attract new buyers. Wittman’s first column, “Why

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Ride in Peace: Dennis Schaeffer, Harley-Davidson Dealer and community leader

ORWIGSBURG, PA – A memorial ride and Celebration of Life service are scheduled Sept. 15 for the Dennis Ray Schaeffer, founder of Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson, who died Sept. 6 at Sutter Health-Pacific Campus in San Francisco, CA. He was 71. Schaeffer opened the Harley-Davidson dealership in 1967 with his parents, Carl “Pap” Schaeffer and Fern “Nana”

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