Harley-riders are marketing victims

>be wanna-be motorcycle rider
>see Harley ad on TV
>TV assures me that only rugged, unique individuals buy Harleys
>THAT'S ME
>an individual
>pop stiffy
>rush out and drop $45K on fat, slow 1800cc bike
>buy open-faced helmet
>buy leather vest
>buy fingerless gloves
>grow goatee
>so I can look exactly like every other Harley individual
>individual, dammit!
>get mogged by 600cc bike

  1. 3 months ago
    greased geese (not prince)

    doctors and lawyers pretending to be hells angels,
    I saw this motherfucking crackhead on a fucking mystery meat peicemeal jap streetbike, that weird fuck was 100x more outlaw wildass than any of these larpers.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Snap a pic if you see him again. Here's a bloke I saw last week on South Rd Adelaide. Now THIS cunt is an individual

      • 3 months ago
        greased geese

        if a see him again im gunna snap a shotgun at his ass cause his brother was casing my house for a robbery.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Then we will need a video

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          please elaborate

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        hes a big lad

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          4 U

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Jeez let a man live a little in his personal larp time. Everyone does it even you, you're here pretending to be a person when in fact you're a homosexual.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Found the Harley rider

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm actually scared to ride motorbikes

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I am too, a little bit. But they are fun too, so I take the risk. Taking risks is exciting and the bigger the risk, the more exciting it is. Redlining a Hayabusa through the gears is a profound experience.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You’re right but that new engine in the pan america and new sportster is pretty sick.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >sportster
      Pan America's P/W ratio would have been competitive 30 years ago. Sportster is even worse

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >babys first benchracing
        Pan america has a better ptw ratio than an mt09. Funnily enough the pa is better than the new sportster, that thing sucks

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          That chart is either calculated wrong or Harleys are legitimately so bad that even after having competitive power/weight they still get mogged in 0-60 and 1/4 mile.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            This idiot thinks power to weight is the only factor when it comes to speed. Like he expects a bike that weighs twice as much to move with the same gear ratios at the same acceleration. He probably thinks a dump truck is faster than a civic.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Hey cool, literally didn't say that at all. Power/weight is used as a ultra basic benchmark for performance capability. No, it's not everything, but if something is losing terribly despite having a better power/weight, it's pretty shit.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw I'm thinking about getting a Harley
    I like the way they sound and that the transmission and engine are separate. I ride just about every day but I don't ride very hard so i don't need to lean 45+ degrees. Not having to fuck with valve clearances is also pretty nice. Also thinking about moto guzzi too since valve clearance jobs are so easy.
    >inb4 boomer
    I'm 28

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Haha I passed a cruiser that makes me superior
    People that buy Harleys don’t buy them for speed they buy them for the image and largely for nostalgic reasons like their dad or grandfather, someone they idolize, or a favorite cool guy movie character rides or ride one. Sure there’s marketing involved but it really boils down to use case and beyond that it’s an emotional choice. Just like the teenager or 20-something that buys a bike based purely on speed. Ride your own ride my guy

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >He doesn't have reading comprehension

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Haha I passed a cruiser that makes me superior
      Except nobody wrote or even implied that. Why do you lie?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >get mogged by 600cc bike
        Seeing as a 600cc bike isn’t mogging anything except for speed what else would be implied here

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          The Jap 600cc bike mogs the Harley in speed, handling, braking, price and reliability. Did I miss anything?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Cool, sweetie, enjoy your imaginary 600cc

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >he still doesn’t understand the differences between cruiser and supersport and why anyone would choose either

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just wait until they catch up at the next gas station and show you the meaning of RESPECT

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Does this guy tilt his head from side to side every 8 seconds like they do on the mask ads on facebook?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Ape hangers
      for what fucking purpose?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        They're more comfortable. I know that doesn't seem like it should be true, but with the typical cruiser seat and controls set up raising your hands up to around shoulder height puts your back in a better posture. It also looks cool.

  7. 3 months ago
    Hotwing

    It is not enough I simply enjoy my Harley

    Nobikes must also seethe

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's enough for Harley. They sucked you in too

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      HYB

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Let's see that oil stained parking spot slow fag

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Post bike nonwhite bus rider.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      No probs brah

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Can see the Brown skin in the reflection. Good thing it’s an ad from Facebook

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Oh dear. Where to now, brah?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >no timestamp
            Not acceptable

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Your a fuckin sook sjw and nothing is ever good enough

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                So you’re not white. That’s what you’re saying. Ok.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Stop infesting our thread nobike

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Snapchat
                Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahavavavavavavavagbdbfmckrksjdhxhxjfjrheiaj

  9. 3 months ago
    Hotwing

    Harley thread?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’m 23 and own a Harley. I just like them because you can build the shit out of them. Currently making 150hp and 140tq and it’ll mog anything in the 1/8th

      >that seat
      >no crash bar thingies
      is this a popular thing or has everyone been watching fortnine?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        That seat keeps your ass locked in. If you knew how to launch a motorcycle, you’d appreciate it.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, really need to be locked in when that 80hp starts moving 600lbs of pure American steel.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            It’ll launch harder than any other Sportbike on the street lmao

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >got a 1926 Harley Davidson Peashooter frame
      >want to make a cool ~500-600cc bobber
      >no time, money or motivation
      >million other projects
      guess i'll never get around to it

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >everything has to be fast
    You can ride a Harley for 900 miles without getting fatigued
    Name one single 600 that you can say the same for. The engine on a Harley is big so that it doesn’t have to be a high-strung buzzbox that needs to be rebuilt every season. Same reason semi trucks have 20L diesels that make less horsepower than a Mustang

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >You can ride a Harley for 900 miles without getting fatigued
      That is utter horseshit and you can only hope to convince those who have never ridden that it's true. Ride half that distance on a-n-y bike and your ass will be sore

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        t. Has never ridden a Harley long distance
        The reason you get exhausted riding for more than an hour is because your boy racer bike forces you to put all of your bodyweight on your arms.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >still telling lies
          >still coping with having been scammed by the HD marketing machine

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Post bike

            the cruiser body position is shit for long distance riding

            how many have you ridden? Reminder: I never claimed that the chopper position (feet forwards + ape hangar) position was the most comfortable, but a regular showroom bike is. Best seats, legs in a comfortable position, and you don’t have to support your upper body with your arms. The reason yuros claim BMW bikes are better tourers is because a ‘moto tour’ in europe is about 30 miles.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Post bike
              I already have

              No probs brah

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          the cruiser body position is shit for long distance riding

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao HD vibes more than anything short of big single

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I rode this across the country and saw most out of state plate Hardleys on the back of RVs rather than actually being ridden. The cruiser position does not let you easily stand up to take weight off your ass or to go over big bumps. No ass relief = more pit stops.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You notice a big difference in ride with all that weight back there?
        Girlfriend wants to ride on back but I've never had anyone else or anything else heavy strapped on. Usually if I wanna take stuff with me I bring an old ass backpack

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I cranked the preload to the max and it still squatted just a little, thank you el cheapo Yamaha suspension. The biggest difference will come from your passenger moving with you or not, a static load like I had mostly just made the front a touch lighter. The bike actually felt more stable against wind gusts. Didn't notice a difference going over bumps or not other than being a bit nervous about the rack not being able to take the abuse. Over the course of about 12,000 miles I actually did slightly bend it from overloading, but it still works.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bandit 650

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly think Harley's look cool but they're made to be magnets for shit bags specifically because of what OP mentioned. Every Harley around me is owned by some white collar type who wants oh so badly to be the bad boy outlaw. They get big ape hanger bars, an exhaust that's fuck off loud for no reason, and dress up in what a little kid would think looks cool. I.e. skull bandanas, open face helmets and cop glasses. Even worse are the suburban dads who get together with their golf buddies to get leather vests with patches to pretend they're in a biker gang. risking being lumped into the laughingstock of a group like that always made me weary about getting a Harley.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Show some RESPECT

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >kate_after.jpg
    What was Kate before?

    I just popped in to wonder the same thing as OP. I never understood the appeal of biker culture.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm glad you asked. Here she is

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        The wall comes for them all.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck off to your containment thread /dbt/ with all this clown ass bike shit

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      post car (you won't because it's an embarrassing econobox)

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bread on hood now bus rider

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Like every other American brand, propped up by Boomers "patriotism" as they support companies which couldn't engineer a solution to make power with emissions rules despite everyone else finding a way, even today they can't make the same power with 1300cc as BMW made in the early 80s, and on top of that they rev lower than my fucking Golf which is like 80% of the appeal of a bike

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    H-D is done for once the last boomer gets too old to want to ride. They had some other brand Buell and they just fucked it up real bad.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This guy gets it.
      Harley is more a lifestyle than anything else.
      Wearing the "biker" uniform, the "badass" lmma whup yo butt attitude, all about compensating for a lack of a personality, so they have to adopt a manufactured one provided by the H.D. marketing people.
      The boomers are the last vanguard of this ethos. The younger generation's have other interests and lifestyles.
      My brothers biker club is slowly dying off, one by one. There's no younger generation coming in to replace the old fuckers.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        the japs have been steadily buying up all the vintage Harleys over the last decade.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        QRD about Buell? I hear they are breddy gud bikes but for it not being what boomers wanted H-D let the division go to shit and it's only been revived by the man himself last year

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Best selling model is literally a highway rated obesity scooter.

    I

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd crush her thead with my fat hog bros

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      delicious fat tits

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m 23 and own a Harley. I just like them because you can build the shit out of them. Currently making 150hp and 140tq and it’ll mog anything in the 1/8th

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Same, but I just bought it because it looked like a fun project.

      No hate to any other bikes, but I just like em'

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      That’s a healthy running bike. I’ve posted in other threads about my Dyna FatBob, it’s usual bolt ons and tune right now but it still surprises people how it moves off the line. I’ve taken it to the strip a few times and made some sport bikes look silly off the line and to the 1/8th. I expect nothing further down the track but it’s fun to put a gap on them off the line. You have any problems with it lifting the front wheel? What rpms are you launching and shifting at?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I run the shinko drag radial and it hooks so well on a prepped track that if I leave at more than 2k it just comes straight up. I’d like to take Kruesi’s Dyna tail kit and extend it 4 inches.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Damn that’s sick! I assume since you’re making that kind of power you ditched the belt and went to a chain. Obviously I’m not making near the steam you are, on an OEM Dunlop I’ve launched at like 4k with no slip and I’m pretty sure the front came up for about a half second on a prepped surface of course. I want to try launching wide open but I’d to ride the bike home from the strip lol

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Haven’t switched to chain yet, waiting to get mags. I can literally hear the spokes stretching under hard launches so gonna eliminate that this winter. Here’s some racing footage from last month

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I run the shinko drag radial and it hooks so well on a prepped track that if I leave at more than 2k it just comes straight up. I’d like to take Kruesi’s Dyna tail kit and extend it 4 inches.

        Friend of my dad's has a old wild as fuck Harley that he drags and the thing is disgustingly fast. I wish I had some pics.

        Haven’t switched to chain yet, waiting to get mags. I can literally hear the spokes stretching under hard launches so gonna eliminate that this winter. Here’s some racing footage from last month

        Cool shit

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone's a marketing victim.
    There is nothing you buy, consume, do or say which isn't a reaction to a marketing department somewhere.

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >>get mogged by 600cc bike
    dude, not everybody is an insecure homosexual who bases their self worth on 0-60 times. Grow up.

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >The Virgin Harley Rider
    >The Chad BSR Driver

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I worked in engineering (full-vehicle testing, FVT&E) for H-D in the late 00s. Everyone working there already had a sense that the company was fucked, even the powertrain engineers.
    >Add on a small water cooling system that's hidden and doesn't ruin the aesthetic (but significantly improves performance and durability)?
    Boomers: "MUH TRADITION"
    Millenials: "Still don't care"
    ...There's really no way for them to win no matter how hard they try. If they try to outsource parts like every other company (you know, so their bikes wouldn't cost $40k) their fan base will immediately go into full 'muh jerbs,' 'muh israelites,' and 'muh murrika' mode.

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >If a veehickle is not fast then it's bad
    You need to be 18 to post here. Also, if you buy a Harley to be fast then you're a 'tard to begin with

  24. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    americans have lots of expendible cash and make great consumers.

    climate change isnt real,
    were not over farming our land and throwing away half the food we make
    we arent acidifying our oceans,
    we arent flooding the land with microplastics and trash we have shipped in from chinese manufacturers

  25. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    is any harley worth it besides image when you can get a cheaper and more reliable jap cruiser like m109r or vmax? hell a guy in my old riding club used to mog the stock harleys on his kawasaki vulcan s which is just a 650cc twin. the other day i saw an outlaw mc meeting up at the park on a bunch of non harleys including a m109r which is weird cuz i thought outlaw mcs only ride harleys

  26. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    americans have no identity past the products they consume

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Europeans don't?

  27. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    U do u

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous
  28. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Boomers falling for a marketing meme

  29. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i wouldn't care so much about harleys if the people that owned them weren't such insufferable naggers. none of them can ride for shit and i'm so god damn sick of hearing them talk about """crotch rockets""" when they only ride like twice a fucking year. 9/10 harley riders are a fucking danger on the road and i hope they low side in to the back of a suburban.

  30. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Whats the consensus on indian?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      i've hated the few i rode but they're better than harleys

  31. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    How old are you? This is common knowledge.
    https://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2013/09/real_men_want_to_drink_guinnes.html
    Of course the sort of person who sees a Harley ad and think it means they’ll be cool for riding one will fall for the ad, it’s tailor made for them

  32. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I am a unique individual
    >I buy SS Commodore with OTR, exhaust and tune
    >I buy Harley Fat Bob and put vance and Hines exhaust with a stage 2 screamin eagle kit
    >Man I'm so rebellious, like every other tradie

  33. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >OP Seething that he cant afford a cool Harley and tries to make everyone join in his seethe so he can feel better about his 97 $500 Ghetto Ninja

    Dude, Harleys are cool, people like them but everyone knows they are overpriced and silly, grow up.

  34. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >night time
    >driving home from a long day of work
    >in left lane on highway
    >harley catches up from behind
    >indicate and start moving over to the right lane
    >biker says fuck you and tries to pass me on right
    >nearly kill him because he's a dumbshit
    >move back into left lane to let him go
    >biker pulls up beside me and starts gesturing
    >punches side mirror off
    >swerve into him and throw harley and rider into woods
    >maybe actually do kill him
    >get home
    >sleep peacefully

  35. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    There's nothing more sad than a bunch of LEOs larping as Sons of Anarchy.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus Christ, cops in the US actually do that shit? lmao

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