Instead of directly competing with their high speed Japanese rivals, HD exploits the retro style of the motorcycles to sell them. And if you take into consideration that even though Japanese bikes go approximately 50000000 times faster then a Harley, most roads have speed limits. This means that it doesn't matter a damn thing that your Honda or Yamaha can do 700000 mp/h, since you're only allowed to go 90, a speed no Harley has trouble reaching as well.
One thing that is a valid argument against Harley: the official Harley merchandise is ridiculously overpriced. A couple of hundred dollars for an official SD-card mp3 player? No memory card included? No thanks. However, if you're a millionaire, this shouldn't stop you from buying one of these bikes.
Well known models include the Fat Boy, Road King and V-Rod.
If you own a Harley Davidson edition anything you're not a bad-ass you're a pathetic poser urinating allover the once proud name of Harley Davidson. Fuckin' trendys always ruin everything.
Fact: Most parts come from Japan and Germany.
LOL at all Harley riders: the joke is on you!
P.S. My bike, '97 HONDA CBR-900RR, will destroy your Hardley Ableson for dinner on the street or at the track. Don't give me that long ride B.S. either, I ride for hours straight and only stop for fuel.