I dont know if I like the term Biker either.
I ride with a LOT of H-D guys and gals. Great people, but when we ride they alway sput on the leather clown suits and "think" they are tougher than they are.
I am not bashing H-D's I have owned 2 in my life time, they have the best Chrome and Paint in the industry. That said I will probbaly never own another one, been there done that.
Example: Bob the talkative, aloof, dorky guy in theaccounting at the office Monday through Friday. And suddenly Bob puts on the chaps and leathers and climbs on his HOG and is instantly transformed into the biker know as "Skid Mark" with the agry face and the bandana on his head. This crowd also like to do frequent poker runs where you are gone for 8 hours going from place to place, bar to bar, but really only riding maybe 1 hour of the 8hrs.
I just dont get it. If you wanna ride then ride, it doesnt matter what you ride as long as you have fun and are safe. Give me a bike any bike, with a full tank and I will head out into the sunset.
**p.s. I dont wanna hear crap about how leathers can protect you and this and that...I am talking about the dudes/chics in big leather boots, jacket, leather gloves, chaps, and riding with out a helmet.. WTF!