Is being a scooter tramp (professionally) a sin? I think not. See cut (right). However it does tend to raise the bar in the boy toy department when you're talking about putting something exciting between your legs and being an outlaw. Yes, I rode with the big boys (meth and firearms distributors) for almost two years. It taught me a few things, not the least of which was that there are better motorcycles out there than the old tried and true Harley Davidson.
---With the exception of the old rigid frame knucklehead Harley, which is a rough darned ride, but they are still impossibly cool:
|1936 Harley Davidson Knucklehead|
One problem with owning a 1936 model year motorcycle is that the woman that comes with it (every motorcycle should come with a woman) is also a 1936 model -- or so I've been warned.
|2013 Yamaha V-Max|
Thus the 2013 Yamaha V-Max does have a few advantages over the 1936 Harley Davidson. And nobody expects you to wear your biker colors when you're riding the V-Max. In fact, if you were to do that you would only paint yourself as a dinosaur.
|Nothing says "I want to eat you for dinner" like a V-Max|
The V-Max design has not changed much over the years since it first rolled out. There are peculiarities in handling with any motorcycle and the V-Max is no exception. Slow, sharp turns are simple on the Knucklehead because of its low center of gravity and if you try that on a V-Max with the same simple grace, you'll dump the bike onto the pavement. But when it comes to raw power and ruling the road, the V-Max stands with few challengers.