Originally Posted by DAKEZ
Because every time they get remotely close to this with a production bike the sales numbers do not meet expectations. They will generally do a 3-4 year run then discontinue it.
People in mags and on forums say how they would buy if... Then they are nowhere to be found when it is produced.
I recall the latest XR1200 debacle but a pure standard base bike could be in the $8k range, not compete with 13k bikes. Eh, who am I kidding? Every one I wanted to like was just too heavy and expensive or cobbled together. The 883R was one I tried to like till I sat on it.
That looks like a great way for them to hit the true standard market.