Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, motorcycle icon Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Harley-Davidson's business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Harley-Davidson facts

Headquarters (founded)

Milwaukee, Wisc. (1903)

Market Cap

$2.76 billion


Motorcycle manufacturers

TTM Revenue

$5.97 billion


President/CEO James Ziemer
CFO Thomas Bergmann

Net Income Growth (average, last five years and TTM)

(3.0%) and (29.9%)


Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC)
Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII)

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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 106 of the 413 All-Star members who have rated Harley-Davidson -- some 26% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. The bear population includes wildbill40, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community, and RMFIII.

Last week, wildbill40 wrote that Harley-Davidson "has too much debt, sells a product which will get crushed in demand, and has financed a lot of hog sales so they have even-more credit risk."

In a pitch from three days later, RMFIII tapped the stock as an aging hog waiting to get slaughtered:

Even with a new lower priced model being introduced I just do not see how this will pull the company up out of the slaughter house line. Polaris (PII) making the Victory motorcycles leaves the HD line in the dust and are gaining market share. The crusier market is definitely a baby boomer market and the boomers are aging looking to retirement savings preservation, not looking to spend big money on old aging technology

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Microsoft is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.