Old HD’s never die… They just require more money……..
Many current rides are built on Vtwin configs and there is a huge push for old FL style suicide shifts with the old ratchet top style shift patterns. I see them all the time under the biker boys riding around on their Swedish wanna-be choppers and retro FL’s. Some on old BSA/Triumph chopper builds as well.
I agree about the old bikes being the only thing running, but not too stealthy. Most guys who have them know what does or doesn’t work to keep them on the road, though. Hell, I had old Buick points in my Shovel for many years before I went to an electronic setup. Been thinking about going back because it ran better with points.