Reminds me of Robert Persig's book, " Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." A great read, for sure...I think that book was one of my reasons for eventually getting into Harley Davidson's. How many people in their right mind(s) buy a bike because it requires more maintenance than some of the other Brands?
The lure of a winsome biker waif was part of the equation that convinced so many of us 'wannabe 1%ers' to buy an iron horse. I maintain that I am a 'real man' and real men ride Harley's, but the truth be known, if I'd purchased a Vespa (rather than the Harley) I suspect SWMBO would have traded me in for another model! LOL.