If you read the Erik Buell interview you'll get a sense of the on-goings of the 1125R. From what I've read, so far, it's a good bike with very few flaws. Not a 1098 killer, but a great step forward in American Sportbike production. It will find an audience and sell in the numbers that Buell and HD need to make it a successful model. In 2yrs I would expect the refined machine to push nearly 1098 numbers and the 1125r motor should find it's way into other models. Now, if HD were listening they could do a nice dumbed down version for an all-new XR Sporty. Better frame, obviously.