The Surprising Competition for This Driving Brand

The following video is from today's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with Jason Moser and Joe Magyer, discuss the latest business news. Harley-Davidson's latest quarterly profits rose 30% while overall revenue came in below expectations. One of the challenges facing Harley-Davidson has a familiar ring to it: Europe. For vehicle-makers aiming to be a major player around the world, is there any way to be Europe-proof? In this segment, the guys analyze the global challenge facing the likes of Ford, General Motors, and others. They also share why Tesla Motors does have a European problem and reveal the surprising competitive threat facing Harley-Davidson

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  • Report this Comment On August 01, 2012, at 7:19 PM, MARKETSURFER wrote:

    Time to close up shop in Europe. Manufacture the automobiles elsewhere and ship them to European dealers on an "as requested" basis with cash up front. No consignment.

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