Thursday, 13 July 2017
Not Metric Bikes
Fact is, ever since I started riding, the Japs have produced superior bikes to the Americans and no bones about it. Back in the day the best place to spot a Harley owner was in the breakdown lane as he tried to wrench his bike back to life.
QA/QC-wise, Harley finally sobered up and smelled the coffee. They are no longer producing the junkers they made back in the 70's and 80's and I say that knowing I could get beaten to a bloody green pulp for doing so - but the truth is what it is.
Today Harley is making top notch machines that will go head to head with the Japs and look better and sound better doing it...but that comes at a price premium. I personally live to ride, not look cool going to Tim Horton's or the bar on a motorcycle. The truth of that is what it is too.
Now if anyone needs me - I will be in the parking lot round back, getting the stuffing kicked out of me by angry, elderly baby boomers that won't take any guff off a Gen X punk with a ropey mouth!
Have a great Friday, and please let the ER guys know that I am A+!