Well it's true my dad spent the whole trip to Sturgis hating on the 9. Even though he agrees it's a beautiful bike I don't think he'll ever want to do a road trip in the near future. Everywhere we stopped along the trip; be it a restaurant, rest stop, camp site, anywhere, people wanted to know what my bike was and if I wanted my picture taken with it or if they could get a photo of it. Needless to say no one asked him even once.
There was a point in Yellowstone where we pulled over to walk a trail and he stayed behind with the bikes. When I got back he gave me a hard time and said that he basically sat there and answered questions to every passer by about the 9 for the 45 minutes we were hiking. It drove him completely nuts. I can kind of understand I mean I have less than 10k invested and he's probably got 40k invested and no one even cares about his bike when I'm around.