In my 46 yrs of riding I have yet to meet the "doctor" or "lawyer" riding HD. The company motto should be "Harley-Davidson: Converting fuel into noise since 1903"
That's funny. Sarcastic, but funny. I really know only one other doc who still rides and it's a Ducati--I know one who used to ride (a Honda sportbike) but after a serious accident stopped. Couple of nurses who ride, one on this forum, actually.
Word is those things are dangerous, can kill you, and most heed that and have too often seen the results of a ride gone wrong. Beyond that, in a purchasing decision, my impression is that form would follow function, if it's a HD or a GS, so be it.
When I come across another rider and we chat, our occupations never come up, but only the songs of the road and the ride.
It does seem to me that many/not every HD rider is concerned, and will spend money on, things that are superficial and contribute nothing to the ride, and only promote the the "culture."
GS riders will argue about which bash plate offers more protection for the off roading that they rarely do, while HD riders will exhibit chrome envy among themselves.
in the end though, we are all in the same two-wheeled club and share the joy of the ride and that is the most important thing, i think.