Harley, in my opinion, is about image to the majority of people that own them. I know several people who have more miles of Harley threads than they've ridden on their bikes. Instead, it sits in their garage while they continue to pay insurance on it. That being said, there are many hardcore Harley riders out there, so it's not fair to assume that everyone buys a Harley just to say they own one. I still don't see the allure, however. To me, allure is a Bonneville cafe racer, or a replica 2-stroke motogp bike. Allure is something that other motorcyclists turn their heads at, not just 8 year old kids riding by on bicycles.