They aren’t laughing now!


The latest unsubstantiated report is Polaris Industries are flat out buying Harley-Ferguson shares hmmm could this mean a corporate takeover coming up? It would be nice to think so but much and all as I hate the Tractor Co it wouldn’t be good for either brand as without opposition for either company the same old same old every year would happen which has been effectively the story of Harley since 1953, remember this is a company that kept rigid frames and tin chaincases and hand change still alive into the very late fifties because they had no opposition. The lack of development caused them to sell out to AMF in the sixties  they were broke, and if it wasn’t for a cheap sale back to the Davidson family in the seventies and Ronald Regan bailing them out they would have gone the way of Indian,Thor,Pope, and numerous other American brands.