I am shopping for a bike. Havent ridden since my dirt bike days 20 years ago. I am looking for a bike to commute to and from work (20 mi/day) primarily. My main motivation is to save gas, and enjoy life a bit. I started looking at Honda 750 shadows, Suzuki M50, etc... But for the resale value and American quality, I think the 883 might be the way to go. The problem is this....when I talk to the "Harley guys" I know, they all say the 883 is a girls bike. One even said the whole sporter line is for girls! The salesman at Sawgrass Harley in Sunrise Florida told be the 883 is "F**ing underpowered. You will get run over in traffic" Im trying to sort through this info. I know there is alot of pride amongst you Harley guys. I just want a mid sized commuter bike that looks great, will hold value, is fun, and will last. IS the 883 for girls? IS it underpowered? Compared to other 750-900s, not compared to a 1400! IS it a great bike? AM I better of with a Shadow 750 in this displacement class? Please help. Doug PS> great online community here.