Who cares what bike you ride? A bike is a bike, right? some people would say so. However, I believe that the bike you ride is a representation of who you are…
What you ride goes along with what type of motorcycle riding you do, of course. However, it also has a lot to do with whom you are and whom you want to associate with.
My case in point, if you ride in the dirt, you probably hang with guy’s that motor-cross and have Yamaha, Kawasaki or some type of off road or motorbike.
If you own a sports bike, you more then likely ride with guys that street or track race. You may even have a pack of buddies that do tricks and stunts.
Serious riders that like to ride will ride big V-Twin motorcycles. Big motorcycles like Harley Davidson’s, Honda VTX’s, Kawasaki Vulcan’s and Star Motors Big V-Twins.
Some bikers have formed groups or motorcycle gangs around the big V-Twin motorcycle. A few of the more infamous biker gangs would not think of getting ongetting on a bike unless it was the all American Big V-Twin, the Harley Davidson. Different groups have been created around the other V-Twin bikes, but, the Harley Davidson is still the the best.
In some cases I have seen groups of bikers that don’t quite match up. Once in a while you see a pack of sports bikes roaring up the highway with one person in the back riding a Sportster or Honda Shadow. Oreven better a lone Ninja rolling in the middle of a group of big V-Twins.
Please don’t misunderstand me it is perfectly all right if you ride a V-Twin and you ride with road racing Sports bike zealots. It is just the norm to see like-minded motorcyclists riding together in groups.
Let me say right now I hold no judgments of the size, make or model of motorcycle that you ride. What is the important thing here is that you have a motorcycle.
There is also a lone wolf so to speak. He is a motorcyclist that loves to ride a bike, but he will usually ride alone. He is never seen riding in a group and prefers it that way. To this guy its not the bike, any motorcycle will do. In most cases though his bike will be a used motorcycle that he bought for steel. He probably bought it from a guy that had it sitting in his drive way, with a big used motorcycle for sale sign on it. This is ok too.
I’ve owned and ridden motorcycles for 36 years and I have ridden just about every size, type, make and model of motorcycles there is. I have had new bikes and used bikes, two strokes, four strokes and V-Twines. I have had single cylinder all the way up to six cylinder motorcycles, ranging from 70cc to 1500cc.
I have ridden in with friends and all by my self. No matter what a any man or women that chooses to ride; as long as they ride a motorcycle they are family.
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