Here in Savannah, GA I have seen a few BMW's, mostly GS machines, but did see a super sick 70's R90 that was modernized. Guy did a great job. I have yet to see another R9T but most "motorcycle" people know what it is when I ride up on it. I have a Harley CVO also and have to say that I have not experienced any of the things previously mentioned about Harley riders. They love the R Nine when I ride it to bike nights. I believe respect has to be given to be received.