I'd rather not say where I got this information out of respect for my friend. Apparently An HD dealership will get 66% LESS new bikes this model year. The dealers showroom where the cycles are kepted looked "picked over" yesterday...Less than half what is usually there. Kinda looks like one of those departments stores when they are going out of business. IMHO a turnoff to any future customer. Even if I was not in the buying mood I still liked to "check out" all the new machines...now I will have to revert to the catalog I assume. I suppose it is a supply and demand thingy to help keep the price up?