There's a lot to like about that.
Maybe one more reason why HD owners love their ride.
Absolutely. It is a good point.
I switch between my HD XL1200 and BMW GS all the time. When I get on my HD I remember all the reasons I love my HD. When I get back on my BMW I remember why I love the BMW.
The GS handles and brakes way better. It turns in easy and is very comfortable on any road.
The HD on the other hand does not do this. But in many ways, the HD is a more "exciting" ride. Twisting the throttle and feeling the low-end torque is a rush. Letting it glide through the turns vs. cutting through the turns is fun.
I think of it this way: the HD is like an old '69 muscle car. Can a modern sports car out turn it, brake it, etc? Of course. But that in no way takes away from the engine shaking grunt and seat of the pants excitement of the '69 muscle car. That is what an HD is. It is pure fun.
So when I see the haters and ignorant naysayers rag on HD until they are blue in the face, I laugh. Because the last time I checked, no one had the market cornered on "fun" and there is no "fun-meter" invented to measure who's smile is bigger than the other rider on two-wheels.