Originally Posted by eakins
my guess is the vfr1200T(ST) was done years ago but the timing was not right to sell enough. they'll be expensive and honda will wait till people are flush again to buy them.
Meanwhile the ST1300 carries on unchanged for 10+ years, while the GTR/Concours14 are on their second generation and the FJR is on Gen III, with updated electronics: cruise control, traction control, throttle by wire, 2 fuel maps, full function on board computer, etc...
So what does Honda do? Take a niche bike like the VFR800 and make it more "nichy" and price it higher than a base K1300S.
Honda desperately needs an updated sport touring bike..