Harley-Davidson as an investment

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The most stable motorcycles on the market come from Harley-Davidson

It's hair-tearing: some things that were bought yesterday are already considered outdated today, are worth at most half as much tomorrow and are irreparably defective the day after.

The times when real values ​​were created and maintained seem to be over, and none of this is any fun...

Luckily, the Motor Company some advice: It recommends investing in bikes made in the USA . This system not only ensures a lot of good vibrations in life, it is also extremely economical, because the motorcycles with the lowest loss in value come from Harley-Davidson .

This was just announced by EurotaxSchwacke, the independent information service provider for automotive market data and analyses.

The German data experts examined almost 500 motorcycles from 125 to 2,300 cubic centimeters in terms of purchase and sales value as well as the residual value. The result: the resale value of Harley-Davidson at the highest level. For example, the US brand was able to reach the top of the used price ranking for two-year-old motorcycles with eighteen models.

10HD13 Value Stability_4-With a residual value of 87.6 percent after two years, the Street Glide the frontrunner and the motorcycle with the most stable value in Germany .

In second and third place are the Forty-Eight with 87.3 and the Dyna Street Bob with 87.1 percent.

In the ranking of the top 25 two-year-olds with the most stable residual value, only one place goes to the competition.

The market overview of older models is almost identical: 23 of the 25 most stable three-year-old motorcycles also come from the brand from Milwaukee, USA .

that Harley-Davidson also produces extremely reliable and long-lasting machines with a maintenance-friendly design, it has also been confirmed time and again in independent tests.

For example, the Road King has been unbeaten as the “Endurance Test King” of the German specialist magazine “Motorrad” since 2008.

She achieved the best result ever recorded in this 50,000 kilometer marathon, which has been running for decades and which ruthlessly exposes deficiencies in terms of technology and quality.

If you want to get your own impression of the “inexpensive” bikes made in the USA and arrange a test ride, simply visit www.Harley-Davidson.com or the nearest authorized dealer.


March 27, 2013 Text & Image: Copyright Harley-Davidson 2013                                                                                                                                                 




Top 25 – Age: 24 months



Rank no.







Residual value %

01 Harley Davidson Street Glide 87,6
02 Harley Davidson Forty-eight 87,3
03 Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob (with ABS) 87,1
04 Harley Davidson Fat Boy Special (Twin Cam 103B) 86,4
05 Harley Davidson Fat Boy (Twin Cam 103B) 86,3
06 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe (Twin Cam 103B) 85,7
07 Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob (without ABS) 85,4
08 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic (Twin Cam 103B) 85,4
09 Harley Davidson Softail Rocker C 85,3
10 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe (Twin Cam 96B) 85,3
11 Harley Davidson Dyna Fat Bob 85,2
12 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide 85,2
13 Harley Davidson Road King Classic (Twin Cam 103) 85,1
14 Harley Davidson Softail Cross Bones 85,0
15 Harley Davidson Fat Boy Special (Twin Cam 96B) 84,7
16 Harley Davidson Fat Boy (Twin Cam 96B) 84,6
17 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom 84,5
18 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited 84,5
19 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black 83,7
20 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic 83,7
21 Harley Davidson Softail Blackline 83,6
22 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 Nightster 83,5
23 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic (Twin Cam 96B) 83,5
24 Harley Davidson Road King Classic (Twin Cam 96) 83,4
25 Harley Davidson Dyna Switchback 83,3


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