I love Harleys because they ar lovely but lot of problems. Like overheat and many more. I got Blackbird an Vulcan900 and i do plenty of miles in Europ and they never let me down. And wit Harley you can ride it anytime but not every time u come back to home ;)
My guess is that the HD people will not answer in the affirmative so they won't sound like elitists. It does not matter what you ride, as long as it is what makes you happy. My co-worker lost his HD due to the economy. His elitist attitude was so over the top that he would not stoop to the level of riding my Honda. He would rather sit at home and pout than get on another bike and enjoy the ride - ridiculous!