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Re: If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« Reply #15 on: 08 March 2018, 09:18:37 »

I'd still have one.. a triumph of formnoise over function, and everyone loves a bit of noise.

Also maybe it'd be slow enough that I wouldn't kill myself on a tree..
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« Reply #16 on: 08 March 2018, 10:16:15 »

I love the "noise" that comes from a big Velocette - none better.
At the other end of the scale, there were none quieter than the plod bike, the LE Velo.....

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« Reply #17 on: 08 March 2018, 10:28:34 »

Yes the absurd Mr Trump is going to impose tariffs on raw materials ie steel and the equally (if not more so) absurd EU will impose tariffs on consumer goods in retaliation::)

So whose tariffs will hit ordinary people in the pocket hardest?  ???  :P

Yes, this is what I'm getting at.

I could have used peanut butter instead. :)

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Re: If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« Reply #18 on: 08 March 2018, 10:53:04 »

Trade wars.

The Eu has drawn up a list of goods from us that could be hit with a tariff. The press here keep talking about peanut butter and bourbon. Big deal - Spaniards consume neither.

The bigger concern will be German cars being hit with tariffs going to the US.

I dont think any country wins trade wars.
Why? BMW and Mercedes both have significant production facilities in the States... Likewise Nissan and Toyota ::)

VW and Audi are relatively niche products and will remain so.
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Re: If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« Reply #19 on: 08 March 2018, 11:23:08 »

Trade wars.

The Eu has drawn up a list of goods from us that could be hit with a tariff. The press here keep talking about peanut butter and bourbon. Big deal - Spaniards consume neither.

The bigger concern will be German cars being hit with tariffs going to the US.

I dont think any country wins trade wars.
Why? BMW and Mercedes both have significant production facilities in the States... Likewise Nissan and Toyota ::)

VW and Audi are relatively niche products and will remain so.


VW and Audi are only niche products in America. That is not the case in Europe and China where they are far more important than BMW(which still only makes cars) or Mercedes.


Then there are the Japanese who are in things for the long-term, and have no qualms about sacrificing short-term profits to survive. As Toyota recently stated, they're quite prepared to close UK facilities and expand their European ones if market conditions(which are our relationship or otherwise with the EU) demand it.
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Re: If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« Reply #20 on: 08 March 2018, 14:40:52 »

Varche was talking US imports ;)

If Toyota do that, then there's no reason why Chevrolet couldn't take over the soon to be closed Vauxhall plants...
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« Reply #21 on: 08 March 2018, 15:03:39 »

Varche was talking US imports ;)

If Toyota do that, then there's no reason why Chevrolet couldn't take over the soon to be closed Vauxhall plants...




Why would GM even consider that, when they managed to dump the liability that was their European manufacturing only a year ago?
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Re: If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« Reply #22 on: 08 March 2018, 15:09:50 »

Easy access to an uninhibited market...
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« Reply #23 on: 08 March 2018, 15:30:04 »

Easy access to a miniscule with specific requirements but allegedly uninhibited market...


Fixed that for you :y
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Re: If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« Reply #24 on: 08 March 2018, 19:40:17 »

Used to like the look of the Electra Glide[but the Gold Wing did it better/smoother]but the one I really wanted was the one ridden by Peter Fonda in Easy Rider.
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