Sorry if this has been posted before, but i was wondering how the japanese motorcycle builders can get away with copying (or trying to... :roll: ) the appearance of Harleys? I mean, what is stopping Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company from suing the bejesus out of the nippons for copying their traditional-look motorcycles? Lately there have been a plague of later model bikes that, when they pass me, i cant help wondering "Was that a Harley or a japanese wanna-be?" Only when i listen to the exhaust note can i tell the difference, but on sight alone, it is getting a little more difficult. For example, Suzuki have a new bike out called the M109 or something like that, and viewing this huge bike from the side, you cant help thinking "Oh that's definitely a Harley!", but you need to look closer to realise that, no it isnt a harley.