Harleys over rated?
We have a Yamaha Vstar which dad got as his first bike. Our neighbor has a 2006 Harley Davidson and when he came up to see dads bike he was impressed yet he said "You need a REAL bike" as a joke of course, but I heard this before.
His HArley cost over 20,000(2006) dollars and as I looked it over and compared with our Yamaha which cost 8,000 when brand new, I couldn't tell what was the big deal about a Harley?? The fit, finish, looks of both bikes looked equal to me and IMO I like the Yamaha better for looks and the way the engine looked. The Yamaha sounds better to me(both bikes have drag pipes) and overall I couldn't see anything that special about the Harley except the legendary name.
Don't get me wrong, his Harley is bad-ass, but I like the Yamaha way better and fit, hardware, finish seemed just as good as the Harley. I also bet anything that the Yamaha could kill the Harley in a race.
I also heard that newer Harley have Japanese wiring and parts, because Harley had a period where their wiring sucked so they consulted Japan for the wiring....is this true? lol.
The Harley is nice, but I don't see 20,000 plus when yo ucan get a nice Yamaha for a fraction of that and have it be the better performer.