Fictional Bikers Say They Saved Harley-Davidson

bobbyHe couldn't save his fictional club brother Opie  who was killed in season 5, but  Bobby Munson (Mark Boone Jr.) tells the Hollywood Reporter that the hit cable show Sons of Anarchy "basically saved Harley-Davidson."    Read it here.

Whoa there Bobby...that's pretty big talk from a fictional patch holder.

It's true that 7 years ago when the show first started, the motorcycle industry was just starting to swirl around the economic toilet drain, and several high profile manufacturers flushed themselves out,  but to claim that a television show "saved" a major motorcycle manufacturer from bankruptcy is...well...bullshit.

If  the Hollywood Reporter has their facts straight, Harley-Davidson is selling more bikes today than a few years ago and is leading the 18-34 market.  And, while 2012 overall sales increased 6 percent, if you believe that's what saved the Bar and Shield, then I've got oceanfront property in Nebraska that I'll sell you at $500 an acre.

What saved Harley-Davidson was draconian cuts in operating costs, new deals with it's union, expansion of overseas markets and a recovering US economy that had nothing to do with the show being popular, any more than Then Came Bronson kept Harley-Davidson alive back in the 70's.

I'll bet the cut on my back on that.

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  6. I didn't even watch the friggen show. I went out and bought a Harley cause I want one.

  7. Bulls###……I was riding a Harley long before any TV show, you could say HD saved the SOA….couldn't you see them riding a Honda or another rice :)

  8. Humble he is not. Yes, you are right. HD was saved by sound business management techniques.

  9. SOA rocks. A soap opera for bikers. LOL. What, cause they aint real PHers then its all crap? Whatever.

  10. I call B/S, Sons of Malarky was about as entertaining as some of the Gangland crap. REALIT COMICS

  11. Scott is right…..and that show is as stupid as they come…….Mark Boone is a moron

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