A great thread to read !!!!!!!!!!
I think the point was, and is, that people crash that is a fact. I would love to see statistics on HD, Age, and Years Ridden.
I believe in my heart HD would win in the fist two, and loose big time in the last one.
When I went into riding again I bought a 600cc Yamaha cruiser, then a 1200 Sportster Custom and rode the snot out of it for two years and then bought a 05 Road Glide.
I think Harley has the attraction to "getting back into" buyers. They have a very effective advertising strategy.
With that said, I think with our crises in disposable income shrinking over the last 5 years, the demographics would point to an "older" fist time or, "back into" buyers. Of course there are younger higher income buyers but I would think they are on more "exotic" bikes.
That is why this thread was so great. It finally got around to the true meaning of discussion in open forum, INFORMATION
I can say from going from the Harley to the BMW, and MOSTLY being on this forum I have adopted ATGATT. A huge thing from no helmet and t shirt, jeans and always good riding boots for about 7 years "back into"
Also I was drilled by the experienced Harley riders on technique. There are quite a few Harley riders that do ride well, and often.
I think the #1 post was a great thought provoker, however harsh or offensive it was to some.
Also sure does look like MikeERideWNC has the toys to back up his statements on riding, and sounds like his job sees the ugly side of our Sport a LOT closer then all of us, short of the LEO's.
Again, worth every minuet to read, and worth every penny of SUPPORTING this Site