Post Tagged with: "Harley-Davidson Financial Services"

Down and Dirty: Competition Gets Messy as New Lenders Crowd the Market

Down and Dirty: Competition Gets Messy as New Lenders Crowd the Market

by May 17, 2017 at 10:44 am

About five or six years ago, the lending opportunity in the powersports market was wide open. As the industry recovered from the financial crisis, there was more demand than there was supply for powersports financing. Now, times have changed. Several new lending companies have entered the space — from captivesRead More

Harley-Davidson Inks Deal With EagleRider for Rental Program

Harley-Davidson Inks Deal With EagleRider for Rental Program

by May 10, 2017 at 11:27 am

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. formed an exclusive partnership with EagleRider to develop a motorcycle rental program, the companies announced yesterday. EagleRider will exclusively offer current model year Harley-Davidson motorcycle fleets in the touring and large cruiser motorcycle segments, serviced by Harley-Davidson-trained technicians. Many of the EagleRider pick-up and drop-off points willRead More

4 OEMs Eye Lease-Like Offerings

4 OEMs Eye Lease-Like Offerings

by May 8, 2017 at 11:15 am

Several startups and independent finance institutions in the powersports space have shown interest in leasing in recent months, and now leasing is even snatching attention from manufacturers. From leasing providers like MotoLease LLC — which expanded its leasing program in June 2016 to include financing for low-dollar powersports vehicles —Read More

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Incentives Spur HDFS Marketshare to 63% in 1Q

by April 21, 2017 at 11:53 am

Harley-Davidson Financial Services ended the quarter with an overall industry marketshare of 63%, up 6% versus the same time a year prior, according to first-quarter earnings released Tuesday. The growth can be attributed to competitive financing incentives offered on model year 2016 motorcycles, John Olin, Harley-Davidson Inc.’s senior vice presidentRead More

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HDFS Losses ‘Temper,’ Yet Continue to Rise in 1Q

by April 18, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Harley-Davidson Financial Services originated $709.8 million — up 3.8% year-over-year — in the first quarter, according to the company’s earnings call today. Annualized net losses — at 2.3% in 1Q — were up 33 basis points from the prior-year quarter, and to top the highest level the captive has seen since the fourthRead More

Captives Offer ‘Competitive Advantage,’ Analyst Says

Captives Offer ‘Competitive Advantage,’ Analyst Says

by April 17, 2017 at 11:02 am

Captive finance arms offer a “pretty big competitive advantage” for powersports OEMs, particularly in an environment where independent finance companies are “coming and going,” James Hardiman, managing director of equity research at Wedbush Securities Inc., told Powersports Finance. For example, Speed Leasing LLC began underwriting leases on April 1. SpeedRead More

Harley-Davidson to Bypass Captive for Lease-Like Program, Sources Say

Harley-Davidson to Bypass Captive for Lease-Like Program, Sources Say

by April 12, 2017 at 11:00 am

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. appears poised to offer a “lease-like” program through one of the “big agencies” in the rental space to offer non-traditional leases, said a source who asked to remain unnamed. The source was unsure if this agency will be EagleRider or another rental company. While the specifics ofRead More

The Fading King: Has Harley-Davidson Lost Its Luster?

The Fading King: Has Harley-Davidson Lost Its Luster?

by April 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

Iconic motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson Inc. has had a rough couple years, from competing for marketshare with other manufacturers — who undertook aggressive discounting in 2015 and 2016 — to a slowing demand for its new motorcycles in the U.S. Not to mention that losses for Harley-Davidson Financial Services — which wereRead More