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MOCO woes 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
Plenty of info about the problems at the MOCO. Many takes on why their sales are softening and what the future looks like ( less than rosy). People blame many things including millenials not buying bikes but this one guy summed it up awesome:

"Yeah, let’s blame it on those pesky millenials! Let’s not blame it on a range of motorcycles where the lightest weighs as much as the Death Star, the cheapest is still fucking expensive, the most powerful couldn’t pull the dick off a chocolate mouse, the most sporty has the dynamic prowess of a bag of shot badgers and the most technologically advanced makes a screen door look like an iPhone X."

 
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Re:MOCO woes 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
takehikes wrote:
Plenty of info about the problems at the MOCO. Many takes on why their sales are softening and what the future looks like ( less than rosy). People blame many things including millenials not buying bikes but this one guy summed it up awesome:

"Yeah, let’s blame it on those pesky millenials! Let’s not blame it on a range of motorcycles where the lightest weighs as much as the Death Star, the cheapest is still fucking expensive, the most powerful couldn’t pull the dick off a chocolate mouse, the most sporty has the dynamic prowess of a bag of shot badgers and the most technologically advanced makes a screen door look like an iPhone X."



"the most powerful couldn’t pull the dick off a chocolate mouse"


I gotta remember that one.
 
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Re:MOCO woes 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
Ok, what the hell is MOCO,, webster's says it's a small rodent...
 
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Re:MOCO woes 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
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Ok, what the hell is MOCO,, webster's says it's a small rodent...

Old school for Harley Davidson Motorcycle company......MoCo.
 
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Re:MOCO woes 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
BubbaKahuna wrote:
takehikes wrote:
Plenty of info about the problems at the MOCO. Many takes on why their sales are softening and what the future looks like ( less than rosy). People blame many things including millenials not buying bikes but this one guy summed it up awesome:

"Yeah, let’s blame it on those pesky millenials! Let’s not blame it on a range of motorcycles where the lightest weighs as much as the Death Star, the cheapest is still fucking expensive, the most powerful couldn’t pull the dick off a chocolate mouse, the most sporty has the dynamic prowess of a bag of shot badgers and the most technologically advanced makes a screen door look like an iPhone X."



"the most powerful couldn’t pull the dick off a chocolate mouse"


I gotta remember that one.



while not everything he wrote was spot on he damn sure nailed the problems....and the mouse line? Priceless.
 
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Re:MOCO woes 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
Thanks for the enlightenment I guess a chocolate mouse and a small rodent are about the same thing..
 
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Re:MOCO woes 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
takehikes wrote:
Flashback wrote:
Ok, what the hell is MOCO,, webster's says it's a small rodent...

Old school for Harley Davidson Motorcycle company......MoCo.


Thanks! That makes it all the more humorous.
 
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Re:MOCO woes 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
BubbaKahuna wrote:
takehikes wrote:
Plenty of info about the problems at the MOCO. Many takes on why their sales are softening and what the future looks like ( less than rosy). People blame many things including millenials not buying bikes but this one guy summed it up awesome:

"Yeah, let’s blame it on those pesky millenials! Let’s not blame it on a range of motorcycles where the lightest weighs as much as the Death Star, the cheapest is still fucking expensive, the most powerful couldn’t pull the dick off a chocolate mouse, the most sporty has the dynamic prowess of a bag of shot badgers and the most technologically advanced makes a screen door look like an iPhone X."



"the most powerful couldn’t pull the dick off a chocolate mouse"


I gotta remember that one.




Although I must admit that Yamaha has similar problems as this. The new tourer doesn’t appear to be much better by the sound of the numbers. At least their sport bikes make decent power (and you can even use it after you reflash the computer )
 
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Re:MOCO woes 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
Along these same lines, I would like to hear everyone's opinion on two different things I've heard recently. These are two different topics, not related in the same conversation from different people.

1. Sport bike sales are steady or increasing compared to cruiser sales because the demographics are changing. (I guess the comment about millennials sheds light on this)

2. Familiar bike rally atmosphere where old fat retired guys walk around and girls flashing their boobs is going to be dieing off because the younger generation bikers don't relate that to their bike culture.

Thoughts?
 
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Re:MOCO woes 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
twowheeltherapy wrote:
Along these same lines, I would like to hear everyone's opinion on two different things I've heard recently. These are two different topics, not related in the same conversation from different friends of mine.

1. Sport bike sales are steady or increasing compared to cruiser sales because the demographics are changing. (I guess the comment about millennials sheds light on this)

2. Familiar bike rally atmosphere where old fat retired guys walk around and girls flashing their boobs is going to be dieing off because young bikers (maybe back to the sport bike / milllennials??? ) don't relate that to their bike culture.

Thoughts?


1. dont know about the numbers but the propensity for huge numbers of cruisers is waning. Beats me how we ever got there anyways, most of them suck as bikes.
2. Old fat guys with goatees and fu manchu's and black t-shirts and chaps is the prototype. Go look (unless you look like that) and its damn near like a uniform, everyone looks the same. You need a spotters guide to figure out differences in the bikes too. Its a joke really. Younger guys in general are a wee bit smarter frankly. Not buying the billy bad ass look for the weekend on your bike. Nor are they buying in to the bikes as being presented with the "culture".

I've been riding 51 years and worked in the industry and honestly it was much healthier in days gone by for many reasons.
 
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