HARLEY-DAVIDSON’S OUTLAW mystique has reigned supreme among motorcycle enthusiasts for generations, But the renegade image has gone upscale. The average Harley rider today is 40 years old and has a six-figure income, an upscale maverick who appreciates the feel of the road beneath his-and increasingly her-wheels. There are 4,400 Harley riders in Dallas-Fort Worth, and most of them resemble these bike lovers: white collar executives and professionals who love the open highway. And their Harleys.
MIKE KAY, 30 Commercial real estate broker Likes “the roar of the engine, feeling the wind in my hair, the freedom and adventure.”
JIM HITZELBERGER, 39 Attorney Thinks the best thing about riding a Harley is “heading out on country roads.”
JENNIFER LEARY, 29 Claims specialist Expecting her first baby in May, says she’ll keep riding.
JOHN CREUZOT, 38 Judge, Criminal District Court #4 Last summer, rode his bike to Nova Scotia. Did 4,800 miles in two weeks.
GLENN “STROKER” WILLIAMS, 53 President of commercial real estate brokerage firm Has two Harleys, including this Stroker. Thinks they’re “extremely addictive.”
CAROLYN BARCUS,53 President-owner of an executive search and outplacement firm Says Harleys provide a “rare freedom of spirit, independence and equality.”
TIM MOORE, 39 Pension fund advisor, (married to Lesa) Likes to build custom Harleys.
LESA MOORE, 39 Mortgage loan officer, Has ridden a Harley-davidson since 1990. likes the friends she meets riding.