Originally Posted by Piobaire
I think you'd look bad-ass on a Harley!
I'm still ambivalent about HD. I did the sportbike thing back at the dawn of that era. I want something comfy to sit on and just tool about when I finally make my purchase and really don't care about looking cool, etc. Given the scorn HD baggers seem to get, i.e. that article, I don't see how anyone could buy one of those for the bad ass factor.
R1s, CBRs, Ducatis of various types and such are far more common around here. However, the HD riders here come across as really nice people and don't remotely fit the media stereotype of being in some HD gang or going through a mid-life crisis. Same can't be said about Corvette drivers.
My best friend and another friend had a CBR600RR and a CBR600F4i respectively in college - they were both fun motorcycles, but they both got rid of them after undergrad because it's sort of just an impractical toy. I think if I get a motorcycle (and I've posted this earlier), I'd get a Triumph cafe racer or the like to start off with for a lazy Sunday backroads ride. The appeal of straight line acceleration is sort of immaterial to me.