My wife is interested in a Piaggio MP3 or a Can-Am Spyder. She is also too wobbly for 2 wheels.My wife was interested in a small moto, or a scooter to commute to work on. She's really not a very good car driver, and I was worried her wobbly driving skills would get her into hot water on a motorbike......I didn't have to try to hard to convince her, and amazingly agreed with me regarding that! PHEW!
Yes, they build a product and sell it to you. What do they do for motorcycling?Build comparatively reliable, performant and enjoyable products? Damn Asians!
If you believe H-D advertisements, they do not sell motorcycles. They sell a life style. :mrgreen:To be fair, with all makers, its a business and promotion is part of that business. I happen to think HD has done more in that area than the rest of the makers. Is it in their best interest? Of course. But at least they do something other than supply a product.
A lot of people interpret it that way but I'd like you to show me an advertisement where they say they don't sell motorcycles. You'll also notice every company that markets a cruiser does their best to emulate that advertising, generally not all that successfully. That's what the Japanese companies do best, is try to copy someone else's success.If you believe H-D advertisements, they do not sell motorcycles. They sell a life style. :mrgreen:
My nose isn't out of joint at all. I simply said HD tried to do something positive for motorcycling and most of the other makers don't do much.Joe , don't get your nose out of joint about comments directed toward/about Harley. That my friend , is an uphill battle , esp. on a non-Harley forum. I've own 3 good KTMs , but on this forum , it's like Superman and Kryptonite. Can't bring 'em up without the too expensive/unreliable/etc...etc....etc.... comments. I see you own (or have owned) 3 , I know where you're coming from , but if you spent your days defending every off the wall comment about them , you're gonna lose good riding time.