All of the stuff you guys have posted might be true, but in spite of that it was still one of their best-selling bikes in the U.S. It doesn't make much sense to abandon the cruiser market completely while building three different narrowly-focused single-cylinder models that are nearly $10k each.
2009 BMW HP2 Sport, 1998 Ducati 900SS Final Edition, 1981 BMW R100RS
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