Invented reality vs observable reality.
It is interesting to note that when my wife and I go for our bike trips through Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, etc. we virtually never see any sportbikes, even on the mountain roads. About 80% of the bikes we see are HDs. The rest an eclectic assortment of nakeds, sporttourers, Wings, BMW's, etc.
Well, we have seen a few sportbikes parked in front of coffee shops on Sunday mornings.... and we see more on canyon roads near cities. Get 50 miles away and we never see any.
Most the sportbikes I see have very low miles on the odometers. I guess posing isn't limited to the GPTB.