Harley Davidson in rumored takeover bid

By Daniel Chubb - Mar 18, 2010

Shares of Harley-Davidson are up by six percent which is their highest for four months. This is said to be due to the rumoured takeover by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts the private equity firm.

It looks like many Wall Street traders are putting money on a leverage buyout of the famous American motorcycle manufacturer.

Unfortunately neither Harley-Davidson nor KKR are willing to comment on these findings, however neither have declined the rumours. Check out AutoBlog for a full rundown.

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  • acengine

    under tech hd has been a issue for many many years-and hd still remains. the company once was molested by amc=some of the worst bikes ever made! there will be "over 50's" forever and hopefully the choice of buying a harley will remain forever. want metric=buy one. want a harley=buy one. no reason to demand hd be anything but hd-sound and all!

  • Mike

    99 wide glide 63,000 miles, 82hp 100ft,lbs of torque and 45+mpg. I am looking foward to seeing the 2011 models.By the way stock heads and pistons, D@D2to1fat cat exhaust and a Andrews G37cam.

  • montie hall

    Harley's dead. The custom bike enthusiasts have gone over to the Japanese power bikes, leaving Harley with a market of over 50's. The bikes are updated designs from the 40's and are undependable and overpriced. They should have seen the trend 15 years ago and began producing more powerful, more advanced bikes that would appeal to younger buyers, but it's too late.

  • Sales sales, you can LBO, sell bonds, sell T-shirts but if you are not selling motorcycles you are just beating a dead horse