In my personal experience, I've never been belittled or snarkily insulted for what I ride except at Harley dealerships. The arrogant attitude from the sales people and the rabidly faithful customers have left me with a slight disgust for all things Harley. I'm sure the bikes are fine, I just don't want to be associated with that crowd. I bought my first FJR at a Harley dealership and it was like I was taking a dead rat off their hands. Their parting words were "when you get tired of that rice burner, come back and buy a real motorcycle." LOL Ah, yes. Good times.