(the jury is still out on Vic,they're not old enough yet)
Resale on H-D late model bikes has slipped but so has everything else in the recession,you'll see all those bikes bounce back when things turn around,mark my words,I saw the same after the Carter recession years.
Long term resale is atill far and away the best even though down like classic cars or whatever but you'll still pay a lot more for a 30 years old Harley than any similar metric which will be dirt cheap because parts and service are practially non existant and not cost affective.
Even my 13 year old Harley still has some value despite it's 172,000 miles and patina from use,you couldn't get squat from a metic with those miles on it if you could find one that survived that many.
If I had the time money and space I'd be buying up some used H-D's and classic cars,maybe some guns and antiques etc as well and stashing them away for better times and resale.
I'f I'd have done that in the late 1970's and early 1980's I'd be retired now lol.