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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