Harley-Davidson sees shipping 71K-76K motorcycles in Q1 In the first quarter of 2013, the Company expects to ship 71,000 to 76,000 motorcycles, an approximate increase of 10% to 18% from the year-ago period. The Company's first-quarter shipment plan reflects the implementation of surge production at York in the first half of 2013. The Company expects full-year 2013 gross margin of 35.25% to 36.25 %. The Company expects capital expenditures of $200M-$220M in 2013.
Harley-Davidson checks indicate ongoing share losses, says ITG Research ITG Research's checks indicate ongoing market share losses for Harley-Davidson to rivals and due to cannibalization, as the percentage of used bikes sold is now above new. The firm's analyst maintains its Negative view on Harley-Davidson given weak core retail trends and risk to guidance.