My mom and her boyfriend came over to my place today to visit. They came on his 2010 Harley Street Glide. I had both my 90 and my 9 out because I had just finished cleaning them.
The guy is usually pretty cool. His name is Ricky. Well, Ricky came over and started pointing out how theres a few spots on my chrome on the 9. Then started talking about his harley and how the chrome is great quality etc.
Referring to the 9, he said "what is that? A 1300?" I laughed and told him the 90 is 1500 and the 9 is 1800 and that they both pull hard. I gave him some info on them, including that they are 5 speed. He said, "oh see, that's where Suzuki f***** up. My harley is 6 speed. That extra gear makes a big difference, especially on the highway. He said he was riding from Tampa to Orlando once and passed a few bikes on the way and they tried to pass him back but they couldn't.... "the same thing would happen to yours, you can't touch this on the highway"
At this point I was just laughing hard. I told him to bet on it. His bike can't take the 90, let alone even be close to the 9. I offered to show him and he declined, and when I told him to at least ride it he said "nah I'm just trying to relax today. I used to have a C50, I already know how those bikes feel. "
My step son was there and heard everything.
He ended up telling my younger brother who has a Kawasaki Vulcan S (650 in line 2 cylinder, pretty quick for starter bike category) and my brother asked what the hell was he smoking 😂.
I have my preferences and my own taste, but I give credit where credit is due, and respect all bikes. But man I had to laugh at this. His harley is not in the same category of cruiser, and not even close to on the same level on performance. I'm considering winning some easy money if he comes around here disrespecting the zooks again.