damn... lots of HD hatin' going on in this thread. shame to see on GP.
Agree bro... 8 years after the fact, HD broke my bond, been on em since 1968, had a 66 XLH then a 56 Straightleg Pan Chopper, XLCH, flat tracked the XR750 and an old KR.. Sporties up until I threw a leg on a Buell
Supported every racer on dirt, bonneville up to Michael Barnes in the 90's... then found Buell had done to a chassis what needed to be done to make them handle on pavement,,, I was hooked and still basically Harley powered and racing again,,,
Close but no cigar year after year at Daytona even with the XBRR,, just couldn't quite hang until Danny Eslick won the AMA Sportbike, first championship outside of dirt since Cal did in in 71 or 72...
Unfortunately, HD had a new CEO from Johnson Controls, never threw a leg over a bike and 30 days after we finally won, he shut the company down, and stopped the brand just when shit was getting good for American made sportbikes,,,,,,
So after 40 years, I bailed, broke the bond when they shut the Buell Motorcycle Co down, and it made profit and brought lots of smiles, believe me, it is a feeling I waited for since 1965 on my Rupp...
Not hate, but no allegieance after 40 years , they done me wrong,,