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Harley-Davidson Inc., which is facing steep discounts from Japanese competitors taking advantage of a weak yen, is stepping up as an unlikely supporter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

The pact, agreed to this month, lacks enforceable currency manipulation terms and cuts tariffs on large bikes, opening Harley to more competitors in the U.S. heavyweight segment that it dominates. It would appear to be another hit to the battered motorcycle maker, yet the trade agreement’s impact on the firm may not be all bad.

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