I get people looking at my bike alllll the time. I wear a full face helmet with a black shield so when Im at a red light I see people staring from the corner of my eye and I’m like “Yea *****, you like that.” At times at the light people give me a thumbs up. Yes, when I have it parked people say it’s a nice HD and I say to them it’s not rather it’s a Yamaha….they say wow never thought Yamaha could make that.
I work for Japanese company so there are Japanese business men coming to visit our facility all the time. One time I went to visit a customer so I rode from the office straight to the customer while the visitors rode from the hotel to the same customer. I got there early and waited outside for them, few minutes later I see them pulling in and park a few slots from my motorcycle. They get out and observe my bike but are unaware that I ride a motorcycle. Both Japanese men are eyeballing it hard and talking in Japanese so I know they were talking about the bike so I wave at them. I know one of the guys so I say “nice to see you again” then he sees me with my leather jacket and helmet on the side….He puts two and two together and asked me if that was my bike and say “yes”….He then says is that a Harley, which in Japan all cruisers are classified as an American bike. I tell him no it’s a Yamaha and couldn’t believe Japanese would create this type of bike. Also he saw my helmet, a Shoe and said that was also Japanese. He then says, “you work for a Japanese company, have a Japanese bike, have a Japanese helmet and all you need now is a Japanese wife”….I started laughing…Anyways they were so impressed with the bike they too pictures on it, I turned it on for them to hear the noise…they were admiring the bike like they were 12 years old……funny experience.