This website focuses on the alleged unmerited icon status of the Harley Davidson motorcycle. Replacing the horse of the high plains drifter, Harley-Davidson motorcycles with their ubiquitous fat wheels and richly chromed bodies have lorded it over the American landscape as far as we can remember. Until recently, the Harley mystic has stuck to American consciousness like John Wayne. But some serious biking aficionados have risen in revolt against what they perceive as the ridiculous, dogged loyalty of most Americans to a myth. They ask: why must Americans patronize an ultra-expensive, perpetually hyped-up bike that runs long on promises but falls utterly short on performance? While most motorcycle companies have gone on to develop marvelous, hi-tech engines and accessories tested in the racetracks that deliver seamless performance on the road, the Harley company stubbornly insists on using dinosaur technology, using “iron” and such old-fashioned engine models such as “flatheads” and “shovelheads” that indicate the state of mind of their designers.
It amounts to using a Remington manual typewriter that should rest on a museum shelf instead of a computer word processor to type your letters, or viewing The Commandments on black and white TV than on cinemascope or LCD on your laptop. Harley bashers are often depicted as unpatriotic but hey, the Company uses more “Made in Japan” parts than Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Suzuki all combined. By the way, it is common knowledge that Harley has, since the last five or six decades, never won a place in the world races for supremacy. The Company has simply buried its head in the sand, pretending aluminum and carbon fiber components do not yet exist. If you are a bike lover and of the kind that shies not from divergent views or adverse opinions, this site is for you.