First HD I ever wanted was an '86 883. Didn't have the $3995 to pony up for one. Fast forward to 2019. In May bought an '05 Custom that has been....well....customed. Then 2 weeks later bought an Iron 1200 on the Freedom Promise deal. Almost got the '48 Special because of the cool tank logo, but anyway I finally have the Sportster itch scratched. It's a great handling bike and gets better fuel economy than I thought it would. And the 1200 has plenty of stock power and so far have left it that way. The '05 is carbed and drag pipes with lollipops completes that scene. I love them both. I may end up trading the Iron for a Soft-tail later, but that will depend on what the dealer has at the time, and what mood I'm in. I have a big Honda for touring so I really don't need another one that size. As far as the girl bike thing or ribbing anyone's choice of brand/size/engine etc, I've heard a ton of junk over the years and don't really care. No one makes my payments and my happiness is not contingent on what other people think anyway.
'19 HD Sportster 1200 Iron, '05 HD Sportster 1200 C, '07 Honda VTX 1800N1, '13 Honda Rebel 250
Jesus. That's how I roll.