Harley Davidson to stop making motorcycles.....
Milwaukee-- Due to a higher volume of sales of
clothing, accessories, and other Harley paraphernalia,
and coupled with tight financial times that put a
further squeeze on overpriced, under-performing
machinery, Harley Davidson has partnered with
Proptronics to produce a specialty motorcycle called
"Stylin' Iron." Proptronics is the company famous for
making fake appliances that are used in model
homes/department stores for purposes of show only.
In a brilliant management decision, Harley Davidson
decided to face the fact that the only reason most
people buy their equipment is indeed as a fashion
accessory. By building a prop motorcycle, costs can be
dramatically cut. The new Stylin' Iron will have the
look and feel of a real Harley motorcycle and even
comes equipped with a recorded potato-potato
synthesizer, smoky air pump to simulate exhaust, and
even an adjustable rate oil leak. The bike is priced
at under $1,200 and is available immediately.
Sales are expected to soar as the new model will allow
Harley enthusiasts to spend more money on leather,
hats, sunglasses and jewelry due to no longer having
to be concerned about keeping the machinery in actual
running and riding condition.
The expected surge in accessory sales has prompted the
Milwaukee company to begin talks with the American
clothing designer K Mart to help supply genuine Harley
Davidson clothing and K-Mart will feature the new
Stylin' Irons in their sporting goods department.
A spokesman for Harley Davidson commented "We expect
Stylin' Iron to be a huge success and relieve the
company of having to deal with complaints from the
minority of customers who understand motorcycling, and
can turn full time attention to the fashion conscious
customers who buys our product to function equally as
well as the rest of the Harley Davidson line of
motorcycles, in a fashion sense. Some of our engineers
who have tested the new machine claim it actually
performs just as well on the road also, given a
suitable downhill grade and tailwind."