Re: My Husband Wants A Motorcycle
Why a Harley?
I've been on motorcycles since I was 6 and the Harley is a big fad. They are heavy, so-so reliability, poor handling, acceleration, and braking. When I bought my first street bike I took the advice of another seasoned rider and test rode a lot of different bikes. I actually ended up with a sport touring bike, looks like a crotch rocket with a more upright stance. It's a lot of fun, reliable, and will leave a Harley as a dot in the rear-view mirror. I had a friend of mine looking at Harleys too, and simply advised him to test ride several bikes before commiting to the Harley. He ended up with this beast of bike, I think it's called the Rocket by Triumph. It's a fuel injected 2.3L motor that makes 180HP with pipes and computer tune!
I'm a gearhead....so I got off track a bit sorry. Has he rode before?
With our growing aging population I wouldn't ride on the street with no experience. Too many people just don't see you, I've lost count of the times I've some gold Buick pull up to an intersection, look at me then quickly look the other way(I know that they didn't see me most likely), and I'm stopped giving them my "hello stupid" wave 3' from the side of their car.
Our local cycle shop has these Wednesday night social rides that involve some different routes and dinner at the end, little to no booze and a good time for all. People see the group of bikes so it's much safer than riding alone.