Where ya been P? The city put some kind of limitation on how many times a year locals can post on the internet?This shouldn't be surprising to anyone. We've been talking about this for three years, at least. Demographics can't be wished away. The manufacturers will have to adjust. There will always be a relatively healthy cruiser market in the U.S. but it can't be expected to match the boom of the recent past.
Personally, I know of several cruiser riders who are considering more performance oriented bikes, including one long-time H-D enthusiast (and these guys ain't real young, either). It seems like some people who start on cruisers or who have been riding them for a while are becoming more curious about sportier bikes. I don't know if this constitutes any kind of significant trend, but it seems like a few are starting to go opposite the usual sport-to-cruiser migration.