something to think about:
I had a bit of time to kill before dropping the car off for service, so off I went to Vancouver Ducati to look at the 999s they have advertised on their website. I walk in there and NOONE even makes eye contact. I casually walk around and don't see the bike, and a few of the sales people go rushing through the floor without a glance, I go and sit on a few bikes. After maybe 15 minutes of tire kicking, I saunter off and drive away. No biggie, guess they sold it.
I figure I still got some time, so I head off the the Trev Deeley Museum. I walk into the showroom to see if there are any XR's, and EVERY single salesperson, busy or not, makes eye contact with me and gives acknowledgement. I make my way to the back, and a (pretty) women waves and smiles from way off in the corner. I wave back and continue looking around. She walks over and starts talking to me. Casual bike talk. I found myself sitting on probably 3/4's of the bikes there, and started to think a Harley would be pretty cool.
Maybe Van. Ducati thinks a short asian guy wearing a hoodie and toque doesn't fit the demographic, so why bother.
Think what you will, but Harley has the showroom experience dialed. Or maybe it was just because i got to talk to a hot chic.