Harley going all in on the out-law cocain cowboy "be scared of me, but really im just an investment banker who does this on the weekend thats how i could afford a $20k motorcycle with 1960s tech" image really nailed their coffin.
They built shit, and when honda came in with their CBs, instead of making better bikes, they just got the government to tax imports on hondas over 750cc to unviable levels. So honda made a 750 that was faster, more comfortable, and way more reliable while Harley kept churning out the chudmobiles. Now harelys base market is dead, and dying, and complaining about any innovation on their way out, which is why their trikes are their best sellers because boomers cant hold those Behemoths up anymore. Their unwillingness to compete, and their alienation of anyone outside the rich wanna be rebel market killed them.
I would like to get a traditional helmet and scarf and goggles tbh haha. Just for the hell of it, but at the same time, im really particular when it comes to function over form, so i dont want to sacrifice safety just for some nostalgia toward something i never experienced haha. Ill stick with my full face and leathers, make a new aesthetic that our grandkids can have unwarranted nostalgia for :P
I think im done with liter bikes tbh, i love them, but they just... idk, its a lot for the road. I think i would like a Yamaha R3 as a supersport, just something to take out into the twisties and to the track.
A Ural or a Royal Enfield bike is also on my list of do-wants. Thats the nice thing about motorcycles, you can reasonably expect to be able to buy the one of your dreams someday, unlike cars that you need house money to buy.
Also, motorcycles give you a reason to be able to say you own gauntlets, and that alone it worth it.
I feel like the stock aesthetic is going to be a thing at some point and we will be the trend setters haha. That ziptie will outlast the rest of the car for sure, and nah, motorcycles are still simple machines which is why i like them. There is only 3ft of wiring, its just a bit more complicated than a christmas tree haha.
If i get another miata, its going to be another NB which was 99-05 because i think thats the best looking one, and it was before it got all bulbus to meet pedestrian safety regulations and to look more "muscle-y and aggressive" haha. That, or i wouldnt mind getting a Fiata because they have that classic styling too.
Convertibles are a huge pain in the ass, and they suck 99% of the time, but that one moment on a crisp fall day, with the top down and the heat going on some old back road... it makes it all worth it haha. You did right by you. Also, i didnt know that about the colour, ford is traditionally blue, im surprised they only offered it for such a limited run.
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