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BRIEF-Harley-Davidson Says Global Competitive Environment Remains Intense

Oct 22 (Reuters) - Harley-Davidson Inc:

* HARLEY-DAVIDSON SAYS EXPECTS BUSINESS TO REMAIN UNDER PRESSURE AS U.S. AND DEVELOPED INTERNATIONAL MARKETS CONTINUE TO FACE SUBSTANTIAL HEADWINDS - CONF. CALL

* HARLEY SAYS GLOBAL COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT REMAINS INTENSE WITH AGGRESSIVE PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITY IN U.S. AND WORLDWIDE NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS

* HARLEY SAYS ASEAN MARKETS BENEFITED FROM REDUCED PRICING ENABLED BY ELIMINATION OF TARIFFS DUE TO SUPPLYING THESE MARKETS FROM THAILAND PLANT

* HARLEY SAYS STRONG GROWTH IN EMERGING MARKETS WAS PARTIALLY OFFSET BY SOFTNESS IN INDIA AND MEXICO

* HARLEY SAYS TO BEGIN PRODUCING MOTORCYCLE IN THAILAND BY THE END OF OCTOBER FOR SALE IN THE EU

* HARLEY EXPECTS TO BEGIN MITIGATING EU TARIFFS IN EARLY Q2 OF 2020

* HARLEY NOW EXPECTS IMPACTS OF RECENT EU AND CHINA TARIFFS TO BE ABOUT $105 MILLION IN 2019, A $5 MILLION RISE FROM PRIOR EXPECTATIONS

* HARLEY SAYS BEGAN SHIPPING LIVEWIRE IN THE LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER BUT SHIPMENTS VERY MINOR Further company coverage: