"But it's no Harley..." What do you say?
Let me begin by saying that I buy the things I buy to satisfy ME, and no one else. I'm not here to impress you, I'm here to enjoy my life.
But at some point, I am expecting to hear the old "Yeah, but it's still no Harley" crap. Just because it's an American V-Twin cruiser, the only comparison to be drawn is naturally Harley-Davidson, and I get that, but some Harley owners can be really insane about their blinding love of the brand.
I was down to 2 bikes in the end, a V-Rod Muscle and the Hammer S. For me personally, the Hammer was the best fit, but that's no slight on the Muscle in any way. I loved the Muscle, rode it and enjoyed it, but enjoyed the feel of the Hammer more, that's all. I'll probably still buy one at some point, but in all honesty, it's the only Harley that appeals to me. Sure the quality, fit and finish of a Harley is terrific, but aside from the V-Rod, they are sickly and underpowered. It's almost like a ruse... you hear that big bad motor and ASSUME it's a powerhouse when a Dyna or Softail blows by... but come to find out, they are anemic. Only took one short ride to find out.
So what do YOU say when someone tries to talk down about your Victory "just because" it's not a Harley?
2012 HD Road Glide Custom - Black denim