for Military vets

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    And entirely coincidentally, they just happen to sell motorcycles....

    It is a good gesture on the part of HD. But lets not kid ourselves this was done out of pure altruism. If that was their goal they could have donated $50 million to the USO, or a charity devoted to help disabled vets. Or committed to hiring five hundred Iraq/Afghanistan vets over the next five years.

    I'm sure their marketing studies have shown that current and former service people are strong potential customers for the company's bikes. And if throwing in a six week course at a local dealership persuades a vet to drop $20,000+ on a custom bike, its money well spent.
     
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    That's very good of H-D. If I were in the market for a bike, I'd take them up on the offer.
     
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    Don't card WHY, I do appreciate the gesture
     
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    It is a nice gesture. I hope they will request either a current military ID or DD-124 when the person shows up, otherwise anyone can take advantage.
     
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    That is a very nice gesture; yes, there may well be an underlying commercial motivation, too, if so, good luck to them.

    In truth, I can think of few I have known in the military who have not hankered after, or dreamed of, a chance to ride a Harley.
     
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    After Waco, I'd like to attend a H-D™ SHOOTING ACADEMY. :D
     
  11. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They do request it
     
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    Oh good. I've seen too many people take advantage.
     

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