Harley-Davidson retail sales up 26 percent in 1Q

Publish Date: 
Apr 23, 2012

Harley-Davidson dealers in the U.S. retailed 25.5 percent more new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the first quarter than they did during the same period last year.

The Motor Co. made the announcement Friday in a financial filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Harley isn’t scheduled to announce first-quarter financial results until Wednesday, but decided to disclose the retail sales figure in response to a third-party report already containing the figure.

Harley-Davidson noted in the filing that the Motorcycle Industry Council had just released to its members quarterly retail sales statistics, which are subject to restricted-use terms.

“The company learned that one of the members of the Motorcycle Industry Council, in apparent violation of those terms, disclosed information in a research update, presumably based on the contents of the Motorcycle Industry Council report,” stated Harley-Davidson.

Posted by Arlo Redwine

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