Sunday, 18 August 2013

So, why a Harley?...

Harley Davidson kindly left a comment after my last post, reminding me of one of the benefits of owning a Breakout (no chain to clean). So true. But, really there is so much more behind my NEED for a Harley, and in particular the lovely Softail Breakout.

Don't get me wrong, this Triumph of mine is a great bike and it turns heads wherever I go. I'm told by someone at a Triumph dealer that it is fast becoming a sought after classic. That I can understand. I get a real buzz whenever I ride it. But just take a look at this...

...and this...

                                                             ...then I add to it what's in my head and it's up there with the most beautiful motorcycles in the world, ever.

As you will see from earlier posts, I have ridden a variety of bikes over the years, but I have wanted a Harley Davidson ever since I first saw that poster from the seminal film Easy Rider. You know the one...


And for those of you who don't like Harleys... can kiss... tail pipe!


  1. Hey there Nigel,

    The Breakout is one very cool Harley.

    My very first memory of really wanting a Harley was back in '91, watching a movie I still consider one of my favourites. Very cheesy eighties style film, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. Strange it took me until just this year to buy my first.

  2. I too can relate. I always wanted a Harley (this goes back to the 60's!) but could never afford/justify one. So I satisfied my need for 2 wheels with various and sundry Japanese and British motorcycles/cafe racers until this last bike when I said "enough" and bought my Dyna Low-Rider. That was in 2008 and I wish I'd said it years ago!

  3. Interesting... I always wanted a Triumph but couldn't afford it, and dealer support in Canada was crap, so ended up buying a Harley (Sportster 883). I even brought it to Germany where I currently reside. No regrets.