Before anyone gets offended-I mean the following in a very positive way.
I'm a big-time ADV rider (adventure bikes-aka dual/sports, on-off road). Most of the members on Facebook boards and that I've met in real life are old-ish white guys (I am one BTW). Most of the time when I see other races on those boards it's from a non-US country.
I rode a Triumph Rocket III-old white guys on those boards too.
An Indian Roadmaster. Same (though maybe a little more mixed).
With the M109R boards I see a great deal more racial diversity. Really happy to see people of every race participating so much in a (what-sport? lifestyle? hobby?) that I enjoy so much and is such a big part of my life. (and maybe my observation is all wrong and it's just been a coincidence). You meet some of the greatest people on bikes.
You are so correct. I met a large and diverse group here locally. And after attending a couple of M109 meets, and the pre-meets that they used to have, we are more like a family. Meeting and riding with these guys is one of the highlights of my year. On the last Sunday of the meet, I am always anxious of when and where we can all meet up and do it all over again. Definitely family here.
Yep, and once a 9er, always a 9er. Regardless what your next bike is!
And for a guy like me (16 bikes in 13 years), that is very important.
I been to the MAM or pre-meet on 3 different M109's, a ZZR1200, 2 different spyders, a ford roush mustang, and this year I will be sporting a Vmax. Family is family.