Very well said!Where I live - In the land of Oz, it's a much smaller market then either the USA or the UK, and the use of motorcycles is a small subset of that.
As a result, R18's are a rare sight on the road - and I like that - I like that it's not "just another motorcycle".
I didn't buy it for anyone else, but myself - I also didn't buy it for its fuel economy, or it off-road ability, etc, etc, etc
I bought it because I liked it and for me to ride - I know I'm selfish.
All that said, the number of positive comments I get when I'm out on it would suggest I'm not alone in liking it - which my ego enjoys.
When I'd had the bike 3 weeks, one other rider thought I needed his wisdom on what a bad decision I'd made.
I let him go for 10 mins or so, and then told him there were 2 good things we could agree on:
1. Its good I didn't buy him an R18
2. It's good I didn't use his money to buy myself an R18
I then asked him to please not confuse me with someone who gave a "flying F***" what he thought of my bike.
I love my R18 - it may well be the last bike I own (I'm 65), but what a finish!!!