Harley-Davidson's ( HDI) second-quarter earnings rose 2.5% from a year ago, helped by strong sales of motorcycles overseas. Harley earned $243.4 million, or 91 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $237.4 million, or 84 cents a share, a year ago. Sales rose 3.3% to $1.38 billion. Analysts were forecasting earnings of 91 cents a share on sales of $1.36 billion in the most recent quarter. The company held to a forecast for annual growth in per-share earnings of 11% to 17% on wholesales unit growth of 5% to 9%. In the second quarter, Harley's wholesale dealer network sold more than 125,000 bikes, up 10% from a year ago. U.S. retail motorcycle sales for the second quarter grew by 8.1%, while international sales rose 17.3%. The company's wholesale shipment target for 2006 remains between 348,000 and 352,000 Harley-Davidson motorcycles. For the third quarter, it's 97,000 motorcycles, including about 12,500 bikes produced in the second quarter. The stock rose 73 cents, or 1.4%, to $52.10 in Monday's premarket.