Main Motorcycle: 04 Thruxton
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Marin (Bay Area), USA
Other Motorcycle: 13 Str Trple R
Like anyone I like and chase more HP however adding cubes because "bigger is better" along with a material increase in the price is not the direction a manufacturer should automatically take. Did HD make their big twins more sought after because they went from 88 to 95 cubic inches? Now, if a new engine is needed because of stricter emissions standards then it makes sense to build in optionality to increase the engine size. I still believe some appeal will be lost if our classic twins become more complicated (water cooled, ABS, USD forks, etc). I like the simplicity that these models offer in an increasingly technical motorcycle market. Once the twins get "modernised" and prices increase, there will be a lot of competition in the $10,000 plus price range. The again its probably inevitable...
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