The Harley Davidson really is an American Flag on 2 wheels. Eventually, I gave into the lore of the Harley Davidson motorcycle. I've ridden these big V twin bikes across the United States a couple of times. You can't beat the comfort. The deep-throated roar of that big V Twin is intoxicating. There is a cultural connection you don't get with other motorcycles. The dealerships are like clubhouses. A place where everyone knows your name. I have been to Sturgis it wasn't during a Rally. I stopped primarily out of curiosity. I understand why people would like to attend, but it's only a small part of the motorcycle world.
Me personally, I don't like crowds. I've always been kind of a loner most of my life. So part of the reason I ride is to get away from everything and everyone. It is the most incredible feeling in the world being on a motorcycle alone in the middle of Kansas on US Highway 36. It's just you, the bike and blooming sunflower fields as far as the eye can see. The motorcycle world is a diverse place. Everyone rides for their own reasons. If you don't ride, you will never understand.