I read a story recently about the problems facing Harley Davidson — an aging customer base with dim prospects for replacements. Same for all the big manufacturers. While we aging riders with money (or credit worthiness) continue to support our brands, there are fewer young people interested in riding or have the disposable income to spend on a motorcycle.
All this came back to me on Friday night when I ran down to Duffy’s Tavern in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania to pick up dinner and found a queue of Harleys lined up out front.
Looking at the assembled machinery I could only tell one thing for sure — there were a bunch of old folks around.
Managed to grab dinner and scoot away before detection.