Harley-Davidson is making no promises to their employees.

The road to recovery for Harley-Davidson seems to still have some potholes in it.  In a recent question and answer session between Harley-Davidson management, shareholders, and employees, Harley-Davidson’s CEO Wandell said that the company still faces challenges from the still struggling economy and that he can make no guarantees when it comes to the job security of its employees.

“I wish to God I could stand in front of everybody and say that you’re going to be guaranteed a job for life,” Wandell said. “We’d all be great friends and pat each other on the back and walk into the sunset together. You know what? Life isn’t that simple.”

“I will come to work every day, roll up my sleeves, work next to you on the line, whatever has to happen to ensure that we are a great company,” Wandell said. “But I’m not going to tell people something that isn’t true.”

A member of the United of the United Steelworkers Union, Deborah Evans, claims that unionized production workers “aren’t feeling the love” from Harley-Davidson’s Management.

The situation with Harley-Davidson is eerily similar to what American Car manufacturers have had to deal with during the Great Recession. It will no doubt be interesting to see how this story plays out.

Source [The Business Journal of Milwaukee]

Harley-Davidson brings back Super Ride – Test Drive Before you Buy.

2010 Sportster Forty-Eight - Super Ride

2010 Sportster Forty-Eight - Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson and their dealers are bringing back their test ride program, Super Ride. Tough economic times may be playing a part in why Harley-Davidson has decided to bring back the program that allows potential buyers to test ride 2010 Harley-Davidson models. Motorcycle test rides are generally not allowed by most dealers as many motorcycle shoppers already know. The Super Ride program will start on April 1 and end on June 30th.

There are some restrictions to the Super Ride program.

You must have a valid motorcycle license to take the short test ride, among other requirements.
While this program is available to all Harley-Davidson dealers, some may decline to participate.

Check with your local Harley-Davidson dealer to see if they are participating in the Super Ride program.

Source [JS Online, Read Entire Story]