Are Harleys really all that? I've had several different brand of bikes, all needing some sort of modifications to fit my 'vertically challenged' stature. I purchased an H-D Sportster simply because it fit. I avoid the whole 'accessories' scene, don't spend more time at the Harley dealer than with my kids, spend much more time riding than polishing and basically ignore the whole 'lifestyle built around a product' thing. With that said, this bike is as much fun as you can have with your pants on. It is a true motorcycle experience, the way motorcycles were historically meant to be. Loud, spine damaging, bare bones power on two wheels. I've got nothing against those folks who enjoy their GPS and satellite radio, intercom linked helmets with heated seats and hand grips. But for me, just two wheels and ample horsepower (ok, so I do have a quick detach windshield) is all I need for hours and hours of fun. With the 2010 model year, they have introduced the 'Fat Boy Lo' model which I have already decided will be my next bike. Low, loud, with forward controls I can reach, and several cubic inches larger than the Sporty, the 'Fat Boy Lo' was made for me.