I have never been so happy with a purchase, 2001 softail heritage classic than I am since I picked it up. And the Harley riders I come into contact with are simply outstanding! And I have seen the same respect given to other bike owners (Yamaha, Kawasaki, etc), and how much they enjoy the ride. Enjoying the ride is what I am after, and while I couldn't buy anything but a HD, I will be there for any rider, like they were there for me before I got my HD. Seems like words, and hard to express, but I mean em!!!