I think one would need a comprehensive breakdown of all models sold in the USof A to arrive at any conclusions as to why the dearth of hot sport models here. My gut feeling is tha t crusiers outsell sport by a considerable margin and there just is not the market for them here. Watch AMA road racing and see the empty seats. Check out WBS and MotoGP in Europe and see 100,000 + crowds. Motorcycling here is a big V-Twin crusier from the fifties. Sad but true.