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Re: Harley F-150 Silliness...
Ratter.....you would be suprised at how many Harley owners are on the internet. HD ownership has become a yuppie hobby....primarily as a result of some very effective marketing by HD. They market to the dinks, rubs, yups etc....who in turn try to emulate the notion of a rugged lifestyle....aka posing.
HD was just savvy enough to formulate the equations:
Bored Dink + Leather = $$$
Passive Aggressive Yuppie + Shades *(Straight Pipes) = $$$
Frustrated Suburbanite * (Chrome) = $$$
Low Self Esteem + Black T-Shirts = $$$
That said, I have met some really cool people on Harley's while touring.....but the old road dogs are getting fewer and farther between.....
Honest to Cod, while taking a tour of an HD factory, the tour guide explains that are not making motorcycles....they are building 'Lifestyle Centerpieces'......I kid you not....
CBR929 - VFR800 - VFR800
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