"uhgghhghg....new guy here....uhhh do you guys think my Vrod can beat a F-16? Uhgghhh
I had a guy wants to race for titles....ughhhh....I know thye will do like 3k mph....but ughhhhh...do you think I can beat him if I put honey on my tire???"
I'm never too sure about that analogy. Do you actually want an apple, or is a peach a more appealing fruit?
I think it is perfectly valid to compare a V-Rod against a GSXR1000. The GSXR is faster and handles better, but it is a pain in the arse to ride at legal speeds and the riding position hurts after a while. A V-Rod is quick enough to leave anything except a superbike for dead, handles nicely until you run it out of ground clearance, at which point you are pushing your luck anyway, and that 95% of the time when you the roads are not suitable for nailing the throttle it will put a big grin on your face, while a Gixer will put a big pain in your wrists.
Roll on with apple to peach comparisons! I love my V-Rod, and I don't have to make excuses for it.
As for fake Harleys like the Vulcan, I'd rather eat a bucket of goat's vomit.
Do you get the Audi RS4 in the US? Comparing an RS4 to to a Ferrari is entirely valid. The Ferrari is faster and handles better, but is a PITA to own and use. The RS4 is still damn quick and handles superbly, but you can use it and enjoy it every day.
I know they don't go in the same category, that's my point - comparing outside category can be useful.
Obviously RS4 v dumper truck is meaningless because they don't do the same thing at all, but an RS4 and a Ferrari both do the same basic thing - they are supposed to be fun while going F word quick. And you can reasonably ask how much practicality you are prepared to lose to go that little bit quicker.
Again, as per Gixer and V-Rod.
As a European myself, and I take it you are a temporary one, I'd see no point in a Warrior / Vulcan comparison because they might both be the same fruit, but the fruit is a horrible one that tastes of dead worms and any person of discernment would chuck them both in the bin without quibbling over which is worse.
A Gixer / V-Rod comparison is fine - they are very different ways of solving the same basic problem: going fast and having fun.