FOR OVER A YEAR Visordown has been reporting on Harley-Davidson's financial woes, so it comes as little surprise the company is to close plants and cut 1,100 jobs due to the global economic crisis.
The company are to cut production by up to 13% in 2009; Harley reduced production in 2008 in answer to the lack of worldwide sales. The job cuts represent about 12% of its total workforce.
The company is also to combine several of its production plants, as well as closing its parts and accessories distribution centre. Harley say they are planning to use other companies to distribute parts and accessories.