I am not into full dresser bikes, be that BMW, Honda or Harley Davidson. But if I was going to get that type of bike it would be a Harley Davidson.
Having come from a line of sports bikes, the last being a GSXR1000, Harley Davidson bikes have been a revelation.
They spark conversation whenever you stop, parents bring there kids over to have a look. Fellow motorcyclist come and chat with you rather than just nod while passing. I have lost count of the amount of times I have had people come and say "That is a real bike" clearly the general public have a different perception of what is a nice bike to many Harley haters on the forum.
On the riding front my current wide glide is great to ride! Sure it is not super bike fast, but it smokes past traffic no problem at all. And can even run down the strip under 13 seconds, faster than the latest Subari STi. Fast enough!
Roundabouts are the biggest weakness in its armoury due to low pegs, but on the long flowing country A roads it will blast along around 90-100, and you will be working hard at that speed. I have gone past a fare few trains of Sportsbikes out for Sunday rides around Leicestershire/Northamptonshire. Not sure why they need R1's and Fireblades at those speeds.
Each to there own. But you should not knock something until you have tried it IMO. I went for a test ride and signed on the dotted line on returning the bike, it was that much more of an occasion than being on a Sportsbike and I truly enjoy the ride. Enjoying the ride is what it is all about and the sad truth is I only ever enjoyed the Superbikes on the track.