The sporty gets no respect from HD crowd, because they don't even understand what it is. They see a little harley. I see a little hot rod with a power to weight ratio the big twins can only dream of. I'd love to have a souped up 1200 like the one Mert Lawill has been making. I always laugh when I see a guy with a sporty that has bags, windscreen, and all the touring stuff. He just doesn't get it.
All that being said, the next bike to join my speedy in the garage will be a Thrux or a cafe styled bonnie black. I can't help it I'm a triumph guy!