While down in Daytona Beach at Bike Week I noticed a few things.
- Apparently revving your Harley Davidson’s engine might make a traffic light changed from red to green?
- Apparently revving the engine on your Harley Davidson might make heavy traffic begin to move?
- Do you really have to dress like a pirate to ride a Harley Davidson?
- Metric V-twin motorcycles should not replace their original mufflers with drag or “straight” pipes in an effort to sound like a Harley Davidson. It sounds pathetic.
I also got to see the new Harley Davidson reverse gear in action. On Main Street in Daytona Beach, there is a lot of free street parking for motorcycles. But there is a slight rounded curb to go over and back into the parking spaces. I saw a female passenger get off, grab the luggage rack and pull the motorcycle backwards while the driver remained seated and pushed (I think). I wish I had the video camera ready when I saw that! I like the reverse BMW and Honda use better.