The bike is just the tool; the rider is the artist. I know harely riders that can (and do) embarass sport bike and touring folks all the time. I know a guy who rode his harley 100K miles. In one year. Not sure why anyone would waste that much time bashing people who enjoy the same sport as the author did. It’s not helpful when our rights as riders of motorcycles (any make or model) is continually under attack by those who do not ride and do not understand.
Instead of trying to appreciate all types of riders and subcultures, and recognize that each of our little corners of our own little motorcycle worlds are filled with “bad apples” or challenges, this person throws a rock at the very glass house where he/she sleeps.
Sad. I spend too much time even commenting about this.