At the end of July word came out that Harley-Davidson was running into issues with shipments of the Street 500 and 750. Those issues were due to supply chain problems. The result was a delay in shipping motorcycles and dealerships having a very limited supply to sell people. Most of the Harley-Davidson Streets that were delivered were sent to riding academies, so that means that most of them didn't even make it to customers' garages.
Reports have stated that deliveries should begin to pick up steam in August. Well, it's August now, so I am wondering if people have begun to see deliveries resume again. Did you get your Street in or have you seen Streets on Harley-Davidson dealership lots? The other possibility is that we are still wading through this supply chain delay. I am hoping for the former.
The delay is not only annoying for Harley-Davidson customers, it is also hurting Harley's sales figures. Sportster sales have seen a sharp decline and dealers believe it is because people are waiting on the Street. Potential buyers are wanting to test drive both motorcycles before deciding which one to buy. That means that because there has been no Street to test drive, customers are just holding back from buying anything. Obviously, that is not the best situation for HD.
Have you been affected by the HD Street delays? Are you also considering the Sportster?