Harley-Davidson Releases Statement on E.U. Tariffs

Harley-Davidson remains committed to free and fair trade and is focused on remaining globally competitive in the interests of all its stakeholders, and is committed to ensuring its customers around the world have access to its products.

Tariffs on European Union Powersports Products 100% Avoided

Proposed tariffs of up to 100% on motorcycles, parts and accessories, coming in from European Union countries, have been staved off – after the Motorcycle Industry Council and member manufacturers testified before, and submitted written comments to, the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

U.S. Tariffs Affecting European Motorcycles and Accessories

According to the Motorcycle Industry Association, the U.S. government announced that they will likely introduce a 100% tariff on a number of imports from the EU.

European Union Motorcycle Registration Increased in 2018 by 9.9%

A total of 1,004,063 motorcycles were registered in 2018 in the EU according to the final figures published by the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers.

The New Norm in North America

Apparently we’re not in the business of selling motorcycles anymore – at least not according to Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich. He says H-D is shifting towards a new norm in North America and will now be in the business of bringing in new riders, not selling hardware. Harley, to be certain, had a tough time

Steaks High As U.S. Beef Industry Seeks Tariffs On Small Displacement European Bikes

The Office of United States Trade Representative requested comments on Dec. 28 regarding its proposal to include tariffs on motorcycles with an engine size between 51cc and 500cc imported from the European Union.