Been riding on and off for nearly 30 years. Got a 2003 Road King Classic coming in 3 weeks. Had a Honda Shadow ACE 1100. Was a great bike but I am ready to move up to one f the ultimate road bikes ever. I like a beer or two once in a while but not much of a partier. The wife and I love to travel in our RV and to ride motorcycles so we combine the two and take our bike with us when we head out in the motorhome. Yeah we trailer but we put a lot of miles on the cycle too. I do not believe that riding a metric bike makes anyone any lesser of a rider or person and don't put up with bike bashing. Like to just get along with all types of people and their bikes.