Bengaluru/Chicago — Harley-Davidson’s profit topped Wall Street estimates on Tuesday for the seventh consecutive quarter and it maintained its 2018 shipments forecast, as sales for its classic heavy touring bikes climbed overseas, led by Europe. Harley-Davidson shares were up 4% before the bell. The 115-year old Milwaukee-based company is trying to boost its sales in international markets as demand in the US fizzles due to an aging customer base and younger consumers preferring cheaper bikes. US President Donald Trump’s call to boycott the motorcycle manufacturer for its decision to move production for European markets overseas has compounded the company’s troubles. Overall retail sales in the US fell 13.3%. However, retail sales in Europe rose 3%. The company said its net income rose to $113.86m, or 68c per share in the third-quarter ended September 30, from $68.21m, or 40c per share, a year earlier. Revenue from motorcycles and related products rose 16.8% to $1.12bn. Analysts, on ...

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