- Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:51 pm
For me, the most interesting topic in bikes today is how HD is going to dig itself out of the hole its in. The new, now permanent, CEO seems to have canceled or delayed the streetfighter and is pushing the Adv model. I have a difficult time seeing HD succeed in this segment because while it wasn't looking, the segment matured. There are established players and themes that I can't see HD breaking into.
The other segment, the BEV one, I can see HD winning since it's early to the game so the ball is still very much in play. I don't think the $32k or so LiveWire was the right into. IMO, the big twin boys aren't going to be switching to BEV and those who may be switching have no allegiance to the HD brand.
"It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning cannot be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions.
"If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers."
—Calvin Coolidge (1926)