most of the cruiser riders in my country ride harleys, there are a couple suziki M109s and one M90. i've seen to date 3 vstar 650s, 4 honda vt 750s, 1 triumph rocket and there are a couple s40s still milling around; crusiers only account for about 10-15% of our riding population. I'm not knocking the harley riders, but i swear its all noise and no get up and go. they're big and bulky look gawdy and i know 3 of harley riders personally who only ride on weekends, because runing their bikes as daily riders would cost an arm and a leg on wear and tear replacements.
the one guy i know with jack daniels vstar 650 beats the **** out of it on a daily basis, grins form ear to ear when sipping through traffic jams, and to my knwoledge the only time the bike has ever been down was when he broke his leg and decided to rebuild the engine just for the fun of it.
i will say this about the harley riders here. they dont give a **** what you ride their only gripe is if ure not doing it in a safe manner, and tehy have no qualms about jumping on another brand bike and taking it for a test ride, or helping out another rider with mechanical issues. they ride with sport bikes, supermotos, hele tehy'l even ride side by side with scooter riders during political rallies, it really doesn't matter. I remeber once seeing a few of them give a sport rider a lot of **** recently for runing around with a skid lid rather than a ful face. Joys of island life i guess.