As a long time owner and rider of japanese sport bikes I too had an attitude that ALL Harleys are junk and I would never ride one. However, that all changed when I got a wild hair up my ass one day and bought a brand new fuel injected Road King. I gotta tell ya, this is a nice piece of equipment. Yes, it did cost a few grand more than the JAP competitors but Harleys have far and away the best resale value of any mass produced bike out there. Just check the BikeTrader. Jap cruisers usually sell for 50% of what they cost originally after a few years. Harleys usually sell for about 90% or more than what they cost new after a few years. Much better investment than an offshore boat!!! Typically, the cheapest way to buy a Harley is to buy a new one. Bourgets are AWESOME!!! West Coast Choppers are overpriced ($75,000!!!). Jesse James wants $29.00 for a $10.00 hat and $35.00 for a $8.00 t-shirt. The Discovery channel has made Jesse alot of money. All nothing more than my opinion.