First off, my wife likes motorcycles. We've probably ridden 100,000 miles 2-up before she decided to get her license and get her own bike. All of those miles were on metrics (Hondas and BMWs). She's always had a negative opinion about Harleys because a few of our friends that own Harleys are a bit jaded towards non-Harley owners. She also doesn't like loud bikes, and most Harley owners around here tend to pride themselves on how much noise they can make.
Regardless, I went out and bought a V-Rod two years ago. It was my money, and I didn't discuss it or ask permission. It was just parked in the driveway when she got home from work. She just smiled, and we went for a ride that evening. She's still not a big Harley fan (She likes her BMW), but when I dragged home the Tour Glide this summer she just laughed at me again. I don't mind. She's a good sport, and she supports me like I support her. The bikes makes little difference in the relationship. We get along, have respect for each other's interests, and we both enjoy a good laugh. And we both ride. It doesn't matter what we ride as long as we're having fun.
I would rather be lucky than good lookin' . . .
1970 Honda CB450
1980 Yamaha SR500
1982 Honda CX500 Turbo
1987 BMW R80RT
1987 Harley Davidson FLTC Tour Glide
1990 BMW K100RS
1992 BMW K75
2002 Harley Davidson VRSCA V-Rod
2008 Honda Nighthawk
2008 Harley Davidson Sportster Custom