Oh please! Yes, your mass-produced look alike rigs do better in some conditions than my rig. My sleek fiberglass rig sucks in deep mud. Some like retro and some like modern styling. So what? I travel at high speeds to reach far away places so I can slow down and enjoy the back roads, dirt whenever possible. I live on a dirt road, and dirt is my preferred method of travel. If I had more free time I would enjoy doing back roads exclusively, but I'm lucky enough to be employed by a company that has continued to grow throughout this recession and that comes at a cost. We all pitch in to make the company healthy. Enjoy your rig. I'm sure it fits your needs just like mine meets my needs. But sweet jesus you guys are as bad as the leather-clad V-twin pirates who ask "When ya gonna get a real bike?"