|Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 09:55 pm: ||
Pipe dream but,it would be nice if the Feds could help EBR out in some way.
|Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:56 pm: ||
Do you think that really helped Harley?
I remember it, 750's became 699's......
and the Japanese retaliated by making v-twin clones
|Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 06:37 am: ||
lol why would the Fed need to 'help EBR' if the bikes are good and priced well etc.
Look, I want the company to succeed, but placing tariffs on jap and italian bikes is ridiculous.
|Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 08:46 am: ||
It would be hard to make the argument for protecting EBR in this way. At the time of the original tariff, HD was the only remaining US motorcycle manufacturer. Now we have HD, Victory, Indian, EBR, and Motus.
I was just re-reading one of the articles from back then on the tariffs:
The action, which becomes effective in 15 days, affects large highway motorcycles with an engine displacement of more than 700 cubic inches,the only market in which Harley-Davidson now manufactures.
Holy crap they were building some big motors back then!
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1983/04/02/business/us-rais es-tariff-for-motorcycles.html
As I often say about the press, when you see how badly they flub details on stuff you know about, you wonder how badly they flub details in important stories in subjects that aren't so familiar.
|Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 09:46 am: ||
"Holy crap they were building some big motors back then!"
A 700 cu in motorcycle engine?
Let's see 2.54 centimeters/inch -->16.387cc/cu in
So, 700 cu inx16
387 cc/cu in=11470.9 cc.
I think gas prices were cheaper back then.