I can't seriously believe there is an untapped market of people with 20k plus to drop on a custom bike, or even 8k for a decent new stocker... who aren't doing it because of some slogan. If your mind is that easily swayed, chances are you either don't want a bike (because you've been sold on how dangerous it is) or just want it as a lifestyle accessory (which Harley has pretty well covered).
Much as I'd love to justify some sour grapes towards that crowd, I don't see custom builders loosing anything by it. Custom builders have problems because the motorcycle market in general has been in the shitter.
My sentiments exactly. But just because people that hit their wives or are in other ways total fucking douchebags high five or say "cool", doesn't mean I'm going to stop high giving or saying the word cool.Good read. He pretty much sums up my feelings on it.
I agree that the phrase doesn't do much positive, for reasons he outlined. But I think he also touched on, at it's core, that phrase was a way to express pride in what you did create. But then it just got watered down into some catch phrase to stick on your bike.
THAT is the very first thing that jumped in my mind. Between him and his kids, they pretty much DO build the whole bike.I'd love to get Spyder's take on this.