Dave, my friend, truer words never spoken! Thank you, your post on this subject is a classic that should be read by all who ride, and then think on your point. We are ALL brothers of the road.Unfortunately Most bikers always want to find fault with bikes other than their own. Not only the Harley folks either. Some of my Goldwing friends get hard to listen to sometimes. Ask most any biker about another bike other than their own and they will have something negative to say. "He must have to keep revving it up to keep it running.", "Rice Burner." "Oil leaks.", or "You might as well take the car." None of these are true. I declined to let a buddy ride my bike because, I figured he would then talk about my bike the way he did his cousins Harley.
I figure they bought what they wanted or could afford. That's fine with me. There is something good about all of them.