Harley Davidson-Strategic Analysis

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Strategic Analysis [pic] Table of Contents I. INTRODUCTION A. Brief History 1. Harley-Davidson 2. The Motorcycle Industry B. Harley-Davidson 1. Mission Statement 2. Vision Statement D. Problem Statement 1. What is the Future of Harley-Davidson? II. EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT A. Nature of the Industry 1. Economic 2. Social 3. Technological 4. Future of the Industry B. Competitive Analysis 1. Industry Attractiveness and Barriers 2. Key Success Factors 3. Competitor Analysis III. INTERNAL ASSESSMENT A. Individual Analysis of Harley-Davidson 1. Nature of the Firm 2. Management 3. Financial Position 4. Financial Ratio Analysis IV. STRATEGIC CHOICE A. SWOT…show more content…
After an investigation by the US International Trade Commission, in 1983 President Reagan imposed a 45% tariff on imported bikes and bikes over 700 cc engine capacity. The new management deliberately exploited the past appeal of their big machines, building motorcycles that purposely adopted the look and feel of their earlier models. Quality increased, technical improvements were made, and buyers returned. Harley-Davidson once again became the sales leader in the heavyweight (over 750 cc) market. During its period of peak demand, the company expanded the number of dealerships throughout the country. At the same time, its current dealers typically had waiting lists that extended up to a year for some of the most popular models. In August 2009, Harley-Davidson announced plans to enter the market in India. The company established a subsidiary near Delhi, and began the process of seeking dealers.[6] The Motorcycle Industry Motorcycles are one of the most affordable forms of transportation and one of the most common types of motor vehicle. There are approximately 200 million motorcycles (including mopeds and motor scooters) in use worldwide, compared with 590 million cars. Most motorcycles are concentrated in the United States and Japan. The
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