Not embarrassed, feel sorry for them sometimes
No I am not embarrassed to ride a non HD bike. Although I do on occasion feel (a bit) sorry for my HD riding buddies.
It has to suck to see your big dollar bike passed over and REPEATEDLY watch people drool over my lowly 9.
Almost every time we ride, someone or someones fall all over them selves to check out my 9 and ignore the HD's. My HD riding buddies have leaned to act like they do not notice.
In Late November we stopped at a Pizza place, several patrons came out and circled my 9 ignoring my buddies brand new Ultra. I admit I felt a bit sorry for him. That had to sting.
Last week we were stopped at a light, and a guy in is 70's rolled down the window of his Red Cadillac CTS and yells, "Beautiful white bike!" The Ultra is burnt orange.