Unfortunately, the writing's been on the wall for a while. They've been a money drain for HD for a few years (or always). Excellent bikes, but nothing I'd want to own.. A friend has a Thunderbolt and I've ridden it several times.. Great bike, but not my type, even tough it was the best HD engined vehicle I've ever ridden, and I've ridden several..
Naw.. I was shocked when they picked up MVAgusta in this market, and I guess the time came to shed the money losers..
I really don't care what happens to HD, truthfully. I hate to say that, but the only thing that I hope for is that they keep going because I know a couple guys that work at the paint plant in Tomahawk, WI.
Unfortunately, those who live the "lifestyle" has worn my care for all things Harley pretty thin. I just love being told how the best motorcycle on the earth is over 100 years old and is actually running on technology that's almost as old. Engine as big as my car, and making as much horsepower as my lawnmower.
Sometimes, I'm a jerk.. But it's usually for a good reason..