OK I agree. I bought my winter riding jacket, an FXRG from HD when I owned a Yamaha cruiser. I still like that jacket and use it on my Victory Vision, definitely a touring bike. When equipment works it just does. Why change it just because you change bikes? Heck I also rode 2 different HD models with that same jacket. It is awesome.You choose your bike, and the gear, based on how you think others will react to you rather than because of what you truly want.
You become obsessed with determining who is a real biker and who is a wannabe.
You wouldn't be caught dead wearing an item of gear with the name of other than your current brand of motorcycle.
You grew facial hair only after you bought a motorcycle. (This goes double if you are female!)
BMW riders are too busy trying to figure out the eleventy billion electronic gadgets and gizmos to smile.And if you are a new BMW rider you must learn how to NEVER smile while on your bike. Riding a BMW is too serious a business to possibly enjoy yourself. Or maybe new BMW riders are just too hot and miserable, since they must always wear a full riding suit, even in the hottest weather, so that smiling is impossible.