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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

News Briefs

For the 10 months to October 2017, Harley’s 9.13% market share in Germany placed them in sixth spot at 8,801 units sold YTD and ahead of notables such as Ducati, Triumph and Suzuki. Their top-seller has been the XL 1200X (959 units), the 26th most popular motorcycle in Germany YTD. Harley has three other models in the top 50 bestsellers YTD in Germany: the Breakout (883 units), the Dyna Street Bob (819 units) and the XL 883 Iron (661 units sold).

Harley has announced a cash dividend of $0.365 per share for the fourth quarter of 2017. The dividend is payable Dec. 29, 2017 to the shareholders of record of the Company's common stock as of Dec. 15, 2017.

Harley’s ‘Millennial’ outreach initiatives will include being the motorcycle brand ‘de jour’ for gamers when Ubisoft’s “Crew 2” and “Open Road Racing Adventure” is launched in spring 2018. The first iteration of the game is said to have amassed 12 million players; subsequent upgrades to the game are expected to see additional Harley models added.

Californian Harley dealer Old Road of Santa Clarita is believed to have become the first to accept Bitcoin (a digital cryptocurrency) to sell a new Harley.

Polaris Industries Inc. declared a regular quarterly $0.58 per share cash dividend payable on December 15, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 1, 2017.

Harley has said it has started hiring temporary full-time production staff starting at $15.50 per hour.