And to think this whole thread of hostility and abuse got started by one Harley being unecessarily rude and dismissive of 'jap' bikes. I really do believe people should ride what makes them feel good. It's their money, and they can spend it as they see fit. I was brought up to showa little respect for other people's opinions, just in case they turn out to be right, but some (not all) Harley riders insist on Braying "IF IT AIN"T A HARLEY, IT AIN'T *****" at the top of their lungs every chance they get. If you try to talk reason with these people, they bray even louder, and congratulate themselves, like they've just won an argument. Look back over the postings on this site, and almost all the namecalling and hostility comes from either a Harley fan bashing 'jap' bikes or someone responding to said bashing. I know all Harley riders aren't like that, but the ones that are should take a good look at themselves and ask themselves why they have to act this way.