Harley global sales miss estimates due to strong dollar

Harley-Davidson Inc. reported slowing motorcycle sales in almost every region, underscoring the company’s demand challenges against a strong U.S. dollar. Motorcycle revenue fell 16 percent to $1.33 billion in the first quarter, shy of the $1.35 billion average estimated by analysts. Bike sales fell 5.7 percent in the crucial U.S. market and 4.2 percent worldwide as only Latin America — the company’s smallest market — increased deliveries. The iconic American brand is caught up in currency headwi...

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