Hey Devious2XS, you should spend some time around here you would feel different. I live 20 miles from where they build them and there is alot of absolute jerks that ride them, although it's getting better. I can't tell you how many times people have randomly come up to me and asked me when I will get a "real" bike. I even had a few retards tell me that I was a disgrace to this country for riding non-American bikes. After serving this wonderful country in the Army I felt like tearing their heads off. I can't stand when these idiots preach about how they love their freedom and then tell you how to live your life. Before I had Triumphs I mainly had Shadows and I have almost been in fist fights from wearing a Honda t-shirt into a bar (and I do not mean a biker bar the last place it happened was a night club at a Holiday Inn). Although a lot of the sportbike guys around here are not much better, if a magazine says their bike is faster than yours that they treat you like you are some second class citizen. I still do not think they are as bad as Vette owners though. My friend is same age as me (31) and happens to own a '69 427 Stingray convertible, I think it is a L71 car and other Vette owner are always giving him grief about his car. I guess they are jealous that theirs is not as rare as his. He has actually had people approach him at gas stations and tell him he was too young to own that car or that he did not deserve to own it. Too many people around here with ego problems.