First off, my very 1st opening post didn't bash anybodies Harley. It just pointed to a article that was on MSN in the business section yesterday. Don't see no names in there anywhere do you? Don't see me pointing a finger at anyones Harley do you?. The topic was plain and simple and in [General Motorcycle Discussion Forum
Discuss Goldwings, other motorcycles, dealers and accessories etc]. If the article offended someone, then write MSN Business. Apparently it struck a nerve with a few people(mostly those who bought a Harley). Because I pointed out an article that was about 4 months old, but when someone pops off and says "whats your point?" who just happens to own a Harley in the stable then I'll step up. I bashed no ones Harley in that opening post.Did I?
I get ribbing on rice burners and jap crap all the time from Harley riders, get looked down there noses because I wont ride one. Then they go home and get in their Nissan or Toyota or pop their TV dinner into a Samsung, and talk on their cell phone made in Japan. Yea, motorcycles are luxury items and IMO Harley is like a boat(a hole in the water you throw money into). 2500 on ebay now, 1500 Honda(210 Goldwings) Almost every one of Harley's on ebay alone are streetbikes. Honda has street,trail,scooters. All luxury items also. Harley is a luxury item....that's over priced and over rated. They survive on the sales pitch its All American, how many items in a Harley when stripped down turns out to be from a foreign country?not every nut and bolt and electronic piece is made in the USA I'd bet. And I'd be surprised that every shareholder/CEO/Exec keeps that American dollar made off them in the US too.
And NO, I'm not a bit jealous because someone owns both. You drop your drawers just like I do so whats to be jealous of. And still, if someone gave me a Harley I'd sell it(for what ever I could get for it) and buy a more economical,dependable, reliable ride, that looks just as good but doesn't have this all mighty Harley Davidson logo. Logo and image don't feed the bulldog. Guy ,you just got offended by MSN article. I've seen many a post on this forum that stated "they'd like to have one, but can't afford the maintenance" so what does that tell ya? GO tell them theyre bashing Harley.