It's like the article stated:
HD makes plenty of money as it is and their bikes have a strong resale value. There is little incentive for another investment group to acquire the company if their goal is to turn it into a better profit machine. Harley sells damn near every bike they make, along with lots of extra chrome do-dads and leather vests. They've pretty much saturated their corner of the market... it's a totally different story for them now than how it was in the AMF days.
I'm pretty sure that the folks over at Honda know that the customer base would not be supportive of a "ferin" company taking over the Motor Company.
1994 Yamaha Seca II