So there's a lively thread here on the new Honda 250 street bike, Suzuki is selling what would, back in my day, have been called the plainest Plain-Jane sort of street 250 (the TU250). Sales of the Royal Enfields seem to be going well. Now I read in print that Triumph is planning a 250 or 350cc street single. Even Harley is said to be considering a single as a replacement for the Blast. Could we actually be seeing a return to the glory days of street thumpers? Will we soon be seeing a new generation of Venoms, Goldstars and Manxes? Will sanity return to American motorcycling? Nah, ignore that last. Silly me.