Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Seattle WA, USA
After 33+ years of nearly daily riding 6 HD Baggers, 2 Goldwings and other misc bikes... NOTHING compares to my 2005 LT - VroomHilda.
I shoulda done this years ago coming over to the Dark Side.
I think I stayed with my HD's for so long as they are easy to get parts for and easy to service myself. I loved looking at them but I got tired of the Lousy Handling, low Horsepower, Middle age wannabes in Pirate costumes and bad dealers who acted like they were doing you a favor taking your $$$.. (Not that their aren't bad bmw or other marquee dealers everywhere)
Service is more complicated but it is so much more elegant and more a riders machine and not a "Lifestyle Vehicle". I have done all my own service with the same tools I had used on my Hardley-Dangerous.
I think you will find that nearly 1/2 of BMW riders migrated over from HD!
47+ Yrs Daily Motorcycle Street riding for Therapy
2012 Victory Cross Country Tour
2007 Black Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom - Sold
2007 Red Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 - Sold
2005 LT Dark Graphite - (Sold)
2005 PearlBlue FJR1300 (Sold)
3 BMW's, 8 HD baggers, 3 Goldwings & 860K + miles later
*Ridin steady since 1973