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Oct 20 (Reuters) - Harley-Davidson Inc on Tuesday posted a lower quarterly net profit as global new motorcycles sales fell more than 1 percent.
The Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker reported a net income of $140.3 million, down about 6.5 percent from $150.1 million from a year earlier. Diluted earnings per share were 69 cents per share in the third quarter the same a year earlier.
Analysts had expected earnings per share for the quarter of 78 cents per share. (Reporting by Meredith Davis; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)