Survey Madness


Harley 883 Sportster You scored -2 moxie, 3 zeal, and -1 pomp!
You scored dead center average, lacking any of the personality quirks that normally drive people tomotorcycling. However, if you do ride, statistics would suggest that you aredestinedfor a Harley-Davidson, probably something in theSoftail line.You might have noticed that’s a lot of moolah for an (arguably)obsolete piece of machinery, and you’re too rational and attitude-freeto need the Biggest and Baddest that the marketeers tell you to buy. Afar more reasonably priced taste of the Harley Kool-Aid is the 883Sporty, a fun little beast that leaves you with plenty of cash tocustomize.

On the other hand, the only reason I’m bringing up theHarley-Davidson product line at all is due to the fact that Harley is the choice most people think of when they consider getting intomotorcycling, and that’s mostly because they don’t know much about the alternatives.

Thought experiment: if you were the only person left on earth, and you could pick any motorcycle you wanted, what would you choose? Best looking or best engineered? Your test results don’t really point in any direction strongly, so I’ll try to nudge you towards substance overstyle.


a FXST Softail weighs 629lbs dry, the base version starts around $14k, and will make 75-80hp — after you tweak it withpipes and a jet kit. A Buell XB12R weighs 395lbs dry, costs $10.5k andmakes 103hp, stock. An Aprilia Tuono R weighs 417lbs, costs $12k, andmakes 125hp, stock. (We won’t even mention the bang for buck of theJapanese competitors.) Still a fan of retro-classic styling? Then atleast consider Harley’s V-Rod, which mixes in some modern engineeringinto the equation (596lbs, 125hp, $17k).

While the Sportster is a reasonable compromise, you maydiscover that you enjoy the added feedback provided by standard-stylebikes such as the Suzuki SV or the Ducati Monster. (If you must hang with the Harley crowd, they’ll be less likely to give you grief if youchoose the Buell, though.)

You have the potential to be a great rider. Take the MSF class, and choose a bike that won’t hold you back!

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 5% on moxie
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You scored higher than 21% on zeal
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You scored higher than 15% on pomp
Link: The Motorcycle Personality Test written by iocaine on Ok Cupid


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