I would like to mention that no matter what we ride, we are all ambassadors for the motorcycle community. Any time we are less than gracious we give more ammunition to those who believe the Marlon Brando's character in The Wild One is a typical biker. Less anti-bike laws will be passed if we speak nicely and ride quiet bikes in a safe and sane manner."... and no, he did not swing on me." is not a diplomatic coup.
That's a Good Point Vince, More or less on the same topic; Have you watched the TV documentaries on STURGIS, or FULL THROTTLE SALOON? certainly not about being quiet or gentlemanly. Nothing about that lifestyle appeals to me. It mostly looks to me, a hellish teeming mass of misguided people I'd like to avoid. I worry about our values & culture, I really do, & hate being called "a Biker" by association. Please note I didn't mention any motorcycle BRAND.
why was marlon brando's outfit emulated and not lee marvin's?
........... said I could park my bike next to his so "no one would mess with it."