I was fairly excited about this bike 4 years ago
when this thread started but I think a lot of us have just grown tired of waiting. It seems really unproductive to generate so much hype back then and not be able to deliver in a reasonable time frame.
And now, if you really want this engine layout in a touring bike, it will
be available in 2014 at half the price from Honda. And it will have the shaft drive appropriate to a touring machine. Yes, it's a retuned ST1300 engine and not half a Chevy small block. It is on the touring end of the spectrum instead of the sport end. But this one is real. It will also provide something to ride for the next 4 years while the diehards continue to wait for a Motus.