Re: Just for the record...
I agree - for who? Even though BMW's are technologically sophisticated, does that mean every biker would want that?
There are down-sides to that stuff as well, like when a clock in the dashboard drains the battery over the winter. Or the valve adjustments you have to perform on the boxers (I think they are too often). I'll agree that if someone gave me a BMW, I'd ride it, hell, I may even buy one for commuting (they're great bikes). My point is that year in and year out (underpowered, overpriced, less sophisticated, poser) HD bikes keep on selling in record numbers. How can one explain that?
I'll explain it - the general mass of motorcyclists in America want a HD, no matter what the gearheads that post on this board think. Until those anti-Harley motorcyclists can come back with facts, such as HD is not selling as much as they're making, the general public perfer Jap/ other bikes to HD, no one wants to be associated with HD, etc., can't it just be accepted that HD is out-"doing" all other manufacturers no matter how impossible to believe this is happening because of pre-conceived notions that a less technologically should naturally sell worse than the most efficient bikes in the world???
Otherwise, all of the bantering back and forth whether HD should command the price they do is BS because they're doing it. Of course, the motorheads 'on high' on these posts believe they should not. However, the riders on the street are proving they should.
The facts stare all of us in the face daily; their product sells, their name recognition is terrific, and they're capitalizing on it. Welcome to America. Also, God bless America.