Like all of you, I once hated everything with a H-D badge on it. There really is no reason for us to dog on them so bad. If you do dog on them, then dont get mad when they dog on your pretty little sport bikes. Different strokes for different folks. Anyway, I recently rode a V-ROD. I hated all things cruiser until this bike. I fell in love with it the moment i pulled out of the parking lot. I felt so relaxed, it was so smooth, and plenty powerful. I would swear up and down it was faster then the Buell XB12R. 610lbs wet 110rwhp but it can't handle-- i was going 25mph around a curve and the pegs scrapped. No im not buying a bike for $18,000 I would be pretty hard pressed to buy anything over $5000. I like sport tourers... but i can now see a sport cruiser in my future.
They aren't sport bikes--it shouldnt even be a question. Please -- don't knock things you haven't tried or dont know squat about. Its that same attitude that pisses you off when a guy on a cruiser talks smack about a sport bike.