Wow, sounds like a mental meltdown my lil’ sister would have. Personally I grew up around HD type people. In my area the stigma with em go 1 of 2 ways. Your either a gear head and affiliated someway with a bike gang…or… your a Dr. that went for the expensive bike instead of the Ferrari. I ended up getting the Vulcan 500…. smaller more controllable motor with the big bike look, oh yea… I still can hear after my 45 min commute to work.
I got mixed emotions from my family and girlfriend…. Family…. “be sure your the poster child of safe” ….Girlfriend ” Go for it!!!! We can go cruisin’ after the kids are outta the house”. This is pre- bike purchase.
Post purchase: Family …..well their motto only changed with “The bike is purdy , but, make sure your the poster child….”
Girlfriend “OMG Please be carefull…..you mean oyu have to take it to 70 mph!!!”
LOL…..amazing how things change.