What we really need. . . (and what I would actually buy)
In the past few years, we have seen the emergence of several trends:
2-cylinder bikes (Ducati, Honda RC51, Aprilia)
Retro bikes (Cruisers, the Kawasaki ZRX 1200, Bonneville)
Off-road styled bikes for the road (V-strom, R 1150 GS)
High-mounted exhaust pipes (Honda 919, V-strom)
So now what we need is a retro, off-road styled road bike with 2 cylinders and high pipes. In other words, we need a Street Scrambler.
My very first bike, a hundred years ago, was a Honda CL 350 Street Scrambler. If somebody built a new bike that looked like it, but
didn't perform like it (it was slow and evil-handling), I swear I would
buy one tomorrow, even if I had to sell my car.