I've been asked at least a hundred times, "Why did you buy a Triumph". and I always reply... "everyone owns a Harley..."
I have two HD's in my shop... I've put many a thousand miles on them both... They are great bikes...
But when I test rode the TBird.... we'll lets just say, both my HD's are getting pretty dusty in the shop...
I still ride with several of my friends who have everything from Goldwings to Baggers...and all in between, If they ride a HD and don't want to hang out... then they weren't your friends in the first place.