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Hey everyone, I went yesterday to have a new back tire put on the X. While at the shop the owner was telling me that Honda owns 20% of Harley Davidison, have I missed something here. I have never read or heard of this taking place. Has anyone else heard about this?
 

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Sounds like a message that needs legs. I can't think of anything that would quiet the 'Rice Burner' crowd more than Honda owning HD. Spread the word.

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I think if Honda wanted to profit off of the big shaker company, they could just buy into their T shirt sales.. I'll take a piece of that action...

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could very well be true. Lots of HD parts are japanese, Showa shocks for example. Maybe thats why Harleys are getting more dependable?? Hey, i cant say they dont look nice or sound nice, but thats pretty much as far as it goes.

ps, with enough money for major engine work, they can run fast too. Having said all that, I'll stick with my X
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I've heard that as well
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I just got a new pair of heated gloves for my birthday, "marketed" by H-D, notice I said not "made", the packing has-"Made in China" printed right on it, so no, not all H-D items are made or packaged here in the USA:nope:. Don't get me wrong, they are very good quality & work well, it's just that the price tag was twice as high as Gerbing, and look exactly the same, except for the H-D emblem. I didn't even mention this to the wife, as it was a gift from her.:nono:
 

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I don't see how that could be true:

Top 10 Institutional Holdings by Shares Held Name Reporting Date Total Holdings
Position Value Outstanding
Shares Owned DAVIS SELECTED ADVISERS, LP 09/30/10 25.6M $797.9M 10.88% Capital Research Global Investors 09/30/10 18.0M $559.5M 7.63% FMR LLC 09/30/10 12.8M $397.7M 5.42% VANGUARD GROUP, INC. (THE) 09/30/10 11.6M $361.8M 4.93% WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLP 09/30/10 11.3M $351.9M 4.80% PRICE (T.ROWE) ASSOCIATES INC 09/30/10 9.5M $296.3M 4.04% STATE STREET CORPORATION 09/30/10 7.9M $246.9M 3.37% BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. 09/30/10 5.6M $174.4M 2.38% HOTCHKIS & WILEY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC 09/30/10 4.0M $123.4M 1.68% TPG-AXON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP 09/30/10 3.8M $117.7M 1.60%
 

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This rumour has been around since June 2007. Search Forbes.com and you will see a good write up on why this would not be a good idea....however stranger things have happened.
As for the mis-informed shop owner, davbib showed you the numbers of where the largest 46% of shares exist and you will see the smallest block was at 1.6% and Honda or any of it's holdings were listed.
 

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Whenever someone asked me if I had a Harley-Davidson I would reply I had a Honda-Davidson, Then wait for a reaction. :eek: Most times they would chuckle, other times they would accept it as fact. Now!! it could be True????
If that happens the world will flood with all those Harley riders steaming hot.
Remember to be alert. The world needs more lerts.:bleh::bleh:
 

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Had a friend that had his Honda Shadow with the decals Hardly-Davidson on the side. If you didn't look close enough to see it was a Honda.
 

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I wish it were true but don't see how it could be. I'd think if there were truth to this, Honda would really be advertising it.
 
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