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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:19 PM

Harley-Davidson severs ties with dealer over Black Lives Matter post

Harley-Davidson severs ties with dealer over Black Lives Matter post
2 min read . Updated: 24 Jun 2020, 12:29 PM IST Bloomberg

Polaris and Harley’s actions are the latest indication corporate America is taking a harder line against systemic racism in the business world.

https://auto.hindustantimes.com/


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“I’m sick of this black lives matter," read the post, which then used an expletive to call for Black people to return to Africa. Abernathy has said his Facebook page -- which features a photo of him standing next to a motorcycle and pointing up at a Confederate flag -- was hacked, according to Honda.

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Harley said Tuesday it has decided to cut ties with Abernathy, almost a week after Polaris announced it would part ways with him.

Polaris and Harley’s actions are the latest indication corporate America is taking a harder line against systemic racism in the business world. Polaris is headquartered in a suburb of Minneapolis near where George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, died late last month after a city police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes. The maker of all-terrain vehicles said June 3 it would donate $250,000 to local charities supporting racial equality.

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“Racism, hate or intolerance have no place in the Harley-Davidson community -- employees, dealers, riders or enthusiasts," the Milwaukee-based manufacturer said in a statement. “The dealer owner in question will no longer be part of our dealer network and we are finalising details on the dealer owner’s exit."

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Reply Harley-Davidson severs ties with dealer over Black Lives Matter post (Original post)
marble falls Jun 2020 OP
obamanut2012 Jun 2020 #1
Wellstone ruled Jun 2020 #2
ProfessorGAC Jun 2020 #3
Wellstone ruled Jun 2020 #4
ProfessorGAC Jun 2020 #5
Wellstone ruled Jun 2020 #10
Champion Jack Jun 2020 #11
marble falls Jun 2020 #7
ProfessorGAC Jun 2020 #8
marble falls Jun 2020 #9
Hassin Bin Sober Jun 2020 #6

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:24 PM

1. k & r

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:28 PM

2. Those Good Ol Boy's

 

in Tennessee will have to settle for Honda's.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:31 PM

3. How?

They don't know the difference between Japan & China!!! And, they're supposed to hate China right now! Leader said so!

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:42 PM

4. Golly forgot the Hate Message.

 

Funny thing,Polaris killed off their Victory Cycle last year.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:47 PM

5. I've Seen Some Of Those

I live in a town on the old Route 66. Folks taking route 66 run from Chicago to St. Louis or beyond, come through almost daily in bike groups.
I see nearly every type of crushing bike there is, at least once a week, May to September.
I've seen cars and bikes with people from the UK, France, Holland, Germany, Japan, Australia, China, and of course Canada come through our town of 6,000!
Well, not this year so far.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:42 PM

10. We have a Harley Dealer on the Stripe that

 

does Bike Rentals. This was mega business for him because of the European Tourist. That and just down the street,exotic Cars rental by the hour,day,or week.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:46 PM

11. Yeah, but they got Indian...

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:04 PM

7. What biker wouldn't ride one of these ...







The Five Best Chinese Motorcycles on the Market Today
Garrett Parker 2 years ago

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Benelli Leoncino

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Chang Jiang 650

Chang Jiang is a Chinese motorcycle brand named for the Chinese river of the same name, which might be better-known to people in the English-speaking world as either the Yangtze or the Long River. Regardless, Chang Jiang is interesting in that it specializes in making replicas of old motorcycles with iconic status in its main market. For instance, the Chang Jiang 650 is a replica of a rather well-known Ural machine. However, its engine has since been updated to something much more modern because of emissions regulation, making it an interesting choice for people who want something retro.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:16 PM

8. Chung Jiang Is Following A Familiar Biz Model

The launch of the premium musical instrument manufacture in Japan started by making making replicas of famed guitar models. And violins (Yamaha).
Now, Japan dominates the mid market in guitars, basses, and drums, and dominates the entire electronic keyboard market.
And, Yamaha is a MAJOR player in pianos.
Pretty huge success in 45 years.
This company appears to be following that model with motorcycles.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:23 PM

9. They make a pretty good bike. Even with the old knockoff of the Russian engine they ...

get a good resale price - almost as high as the new ones with the new dependable Japanese engine. There's also a group of enthusiasts who use a R75 BMW engine conversion.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:55 PM

6. I bet Honda bounces him too.

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