Ha, you sure did! But yes, Harleys are great bikes, and they do what they were meant to do very well! I have a good laugh at the guys comparing them to sports bikes. Its like wow, your R1 is real fast! It can beat a HIGHWAY cruiser off the line! Big deal! I want to see them take a cross country trip and tour all over with me! Now THAT would be FUNNY! Imagine the complaints these kids would have! I bet they haven't ridden more than 25 minutes at a time! Harleys aren't THAT slow! The V-Rod can keep up with some older sportsbikes off the line, but it's still much more comfortable for touring. Yes they don't handle that great on twisties, but find me a cruiser that was built to cruise that does! Those Twin cam motors just rock! Vibration is also not so bad on the newer models either. It is great, just enough at idle to feel like a real twin, yet very smooth on the interstate which is nice after hours of riding. And as for the scooters. You have a good point Crossthread. But you know if they wanted to, they could change the whole approach to scooters. Instead of little inclosed tiny wheeled vespas, they could build nice chrome scooters. They could advertise: Want 80 MPG without looking like a wimp or geek? Want an easy automatic? Check out, etc. Get some good advertising, make it look real cool with an open engine and CVT, yet keep some of the main scooter features like some kind of storage, great around town maneuverability, etc. And try to price it correctly! I know it is not very likely, but who knows, IF they do get in trouble by the average rider age and all that, it has potential. But then again, the maxi scooter crowd is not typically young, although I am and I also like Maxis! But thats not typical. BUT smaller displacements are, and beginners are looking for something that they aren't afraid to get on. A Sportster isn't THAT big, but its still a pretty heavy machine to pick up when you dump it in a parking lot! MAYBE a Sportster 250 would be AWESOME! You know they are trying to appeal to more young riders. For example when they bought MV Agusta. Although they sold that company as far as I know, their trying. For example the new XR 1200. Its not gonna sell that great though, because its still not a real quick bike with a standard sportster engine. Heres what they need to do. The XR 1200 WITH A V-ROD MOTOR! Now THAT would be a bike!