I don't get the Harley thing either. I used to own a Ninja and I can't see why I would spend more than twice as much for something with half the performace, terrible handling and the same road feel you'd get sitting in a LazyBoy recliner on wheels.
Back in 1989 when I bought the first Ninja ZX-7 (see profile for picture) in my area and I paid over 10K for it and many of the Harley riders I knew (including my dad) said:
Why would you pay so much money for something that you can not ride for more then an hour before your butt goes numb?
So I let the old boy take it for a spin and when he came back, he understood.
To each their own.