Global economic headwinds aren’t slowing Harley-Davidson. The iconic motorcycle maker bolstered its profits as it increased sales and shipments in 2011. Full-year profits from continuing operations roared from USD259.7 million in 2010 to USD548.1 million last year. Total revenue climbed 11.6 percent to USD4.7 billion. Net profit for 2011 soared 309 percent, rising to USD599 million. In the fourth quarter, the company had a USD105.7 million net profit, compared with a loss a year ago. Harley-Davidson shipped 233,117 motorcycles last year, a 10.7 percent increase from 2010. The company expects to ship 240,000 to 245,000 motorcycles in 2012.