I hear anti Japanese Talk from Harley riders almost everytime I'm around them and I am around alot of bikers.If you choose to ride one those "Japanese Bikes" you are somehow considered unworthy. Why is that?
Well for me it is that I am a very proud American and I think that with there being an option to ride a bike that is American made that if you are a proud American this is the only bike that you should ride to show your support. Also the Harley's are just a much better bike.
I have ridden a few different bikes over the years but I have never owned anything other than a Harley. I really don't think that anything rides quite as comfortable as a Harley, so I will stick with them.
I used to ride a Honda so there is not too much that I can say really, other than I like my Harley much better than I liked the Honda that I had. I was kind of surprised how the Honda really did not hold its value the way that I thought that it would.
I've owned three metric motorcycles in the past and this time around I figured it was time for a change so I went Harley and started with a Sportster and then recently bought the RK. Nothing wrong with anyone who wants to ride a jap bike for whatever reason be it they are generally cheaper to obtain or presumably more technically advanced (I'm not necessarily saying they are) but now that I have the Harley I wouldn't go back.
Just as an aside...I remember this past summer I was at an Esso self serve gas station and pulled up behind a car that was at the pump ahead. I got out of my F150, put the fuel nozzle into the filler neck and was just kinda looking around and noticed the fellow with the car ahead had on a Harley-Davidson jacket then I happened to look closer at his car and yup there it was "TOYOTA". Just thought it was kinda amusing.