Harley-Davidson Drops Sidecars for Trikes

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Harley-Davidson is further consolidating its business categories, as the Milwaukee brand announced last week that it would be discontinuing its sidecar line. Interest in Harley-Davidson sidecars has been waning over the years, and with the introduction of the Tri-Glide family of trikes, Harley-Davidson has seen its sidecars sales plummet. The 2011 model year will be the last year the Harley-Davidson sidecars will be available, and the company plans on shutting down production once the forecasted 2011 number of sidecars is finished at the factory.

While no new sidecar orders will be filled, Harley-Davidson will continue to honor sidecar warranties and supply parts for the three-wheeled motorcycles. Additionally, Harley will also continue to support its dealers and customers who still have sidecars. Harley-Davidson would have been producing sidecars for 100 years if the assembly had continued into 2014, and now three-wheeled fanatics will have to turn to companies like Ural for their sidecar fix.

Source: Harley-Davidson

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