Harley-Davidson Inc. is shuttering its Kansas City, Mo., manufacturing plant by summer 2019 and pushing incentives on some of the models that were produced at the plant, the company announced last week.
The company is cutting 800 jobs from the Missouri plant as it ups production and adds an additional 400 jobs to the York, Pa., plant. Sales have not kept up with an oversupply of bikes and it could push more finance incentives, as evidenced by the company’s new offerings this week.
Harley Davidson Financial Services is offering zero down and as low as 0.99% APR on a 60-month term on new Softail, Sportster, and Street motorcycles — including the 2018 Breakout and Fatboy models, according to a several Harley-Davidson dealership websites. Those two models are part of the OEM’s Softail line that was produced at the Kansas City plant.
Both Harley-Davidson and its financial services arm did not respond to a request for comment.