Originally Posted by capngeo
Funny response from many..... When I posted that I bought a BMW K1600, I got a lot of trash talk from the haters... I guess the aprillia is more loved?
No. The Beemer you bought plays in a market HD competes in, big expensive touring bikes. That it is so much better in every way than a HD bagger just makes the bandanaheads all the more insecure. By buying one you poked a finger in their eye and made them feel rejected. And you advertised the fact on the internet. Oh, the horror!
An Aprilia, by comparison, is a hard edged sport bike. HD doesn't play in that sand box, so you just jumped off the deep end but no insult to the bagger crowd. You're just a squid now, lol. Now they look down on you rather than feeling threatened. Same thing when some other members bought BMW S1000RRs. The few that understand admire them, the rest dismiss your choice and return to their beers and tattoos.
I cross shopped the Aprilia Falco along with a couple of Beemers when I bought the R. For me, no regrets, and that is coming from someone who had owned nothing but Beemers for 2 1/2 decades before buying the R. And, I'll never sell that R, ever
, for any reason. It will be passed along in my will.