Rode a Sportster
Ok this is not a Harley bash post by any means, I love alot of their bikes, and I think they have styling down pat. So anyway I was down at the local Harley dealer and they were pushing me to test ride some bikes (even though I was just there for some S100 Cleaner) so I played along because I've never ridden one and was very curious. So I hop on a fresh 1200 Sportster Custom and head off down the road. Pluses are it feels very light, good seating position and comfortable, gobs of torque, controls feel good, and shifting not as clunky as I thought. But ALL of that is negated by the unbelievable amounts of vibration. Maybe I'm oversensitive to it but at pretty much any speed the mirrors are useless and the vibes coursing through my entire body, including my teeth, were beyond uncomfortable. Again maybe I'm oversensitive or just too old and "not man enough", but I left thinking how in the world could anyone ride one of these. I pulled out on my Custom feeling extra good about it. Again don't mean to bash, just found it amusing.