Cracks in Cruiser Racism
Though it's far from gone, cruiser segregation is beginning to fade. These days a Harley rider will walk up to a custom Valkyrie and say, "That is a damn nice bike." It's becoming increasingly difficult for a Harley rider to say with conviction that foreign brands have no value. The American presence and production of Honda and Kawasaki, and the arrival of new American makers have also begun to blur the brand and nationality lines. For our next trick, we need to extend this new openness to people: We look forward to the day when you don't need pink skin, or even a penis to be accepted at a motorcycle event.