I thought that these small companies were able to sell bikes based on the high demand and low supply of Harleys. It seemed just a matter of time before supply of Harleys cought up to demand. Most folks in US buy cars and use them everyday. Basically they wearout and they need replacing.
I see a lot of motorcycles with very low milage on them. I guess Europeans buy a some of our used bikes but still there has to be a bunch of bikes built in the last 10 years with very low milage.
Other then touring bikes I'm hard pressed to see many bikes over 20k miles on them. Yet every once in awhile you see them with over a 100k. It seems like there are a lot of bikes laying around with lots of life left in them. I also wounder what will happen if bikes are no longer the fad.