By Terry Kovarik
Some Harley-Davidson motorcycle owners have threatened to boycott the Milwaukee-based company if it follows through on plans to ship some production overseas. The company announced that plan after the Trump Administration put tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. The European Union responded with tariffs on the U.S. made motorcycles. President Trump says he’ll support Hog owners if they boycott. But Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he doesn’t want to see a boycott. Steve “Doc” Hopkins, an Algoma native and owner of “Doc’s Harley-Davidson” in Bonduel says he’s not hearing anything from customers about the boycott.
But Hopkins says he expects to hear more about the tariffs, the threatened boycott and other matters when Harley-Davidson dealers meet in San Diego next week.