Agree with you. It will not lose it's appeal because of couple of pounds and a button. The retro market is a small one and why should yamaha shoot their self in the foot and make that market even smaller?
Originally Posted by ferrix
No, because it's not 'new' - sure they added fuel injection but there is continuity there because as far as I know production and sales never stopped in Japan.
We are going to get them in Australia, apparently... I'm somewhat interested but I must admit I like my convenience and I would like to have the electric start, purity be damned. Kick start could still be there for show and as a backup. I had such setup on one of my scooters a few years back and I never used kick starter, not once. That's how I know jumping up and down on a lever is not an important part of the 'experience' for me.