Good lord I had to do several double takes to comprehend what was going on there.
like a murdering virus, denying it may manipulate some weak minds but it doesnt change the facts...Think how many times Ducati's been saved/sold. MV Agusta? HD's story's not done yet. At the time of Reagan's foreign bike tariff, Harleys were't popular - it was the Disco days when youngsters were especially vapid and dressed like Sundayschool idiots.. Not HD times, for sure. The AMF leveraged takeover didn't help, the Japanese bikes were well made & marketed, and super cheap when Japan was still a developing economy. Seasons change. I hope every bike marque does well. They are collectively our cultural legacy as well as different flavors of the life we call motorcycling.
BTW that narrator seems a little butt-hurt to be an objective reporter. Maybe he felt a little insecure in a HD setting at some point.. back on your scooter, boy!
Like your polyester disco suit when you were a kid, motorcycling is in large part not a rational pursuit. The bike manufacturer ecosystem of the 60's and 70's was really happening, from nicest people Hondas to widow maker Kawis, a multitude of Britbikes, Spanish bikes, Bevels, Moto Morinis, Benellis, Cagivas, Münch FFS! The space was alive!like a murdering virus, denying it may manipulate some weak minds but it doesnt change the facts...
Interesting video, but I disagree with two main tenets of his analysis:A good video by fortnine on the future and past of HD