I'm not misreading your statement, i'm invalidating it. You missundertatood me, but it could by because my English is bad. You said Honda put flexy tubes in 2016-2018 ATs beacuse the frame was rigid and they wanted to bring a soft feel. I'm saying that's not a valid point as the ATAS had the same frame but they put far more rigid tubes on it. And the weight difference don't justify that decision, being about a 4% that consists, basicaly, in the extra fuel, bash plate and crash bars. So, in your statement, if the frame is the same, they should keep the same tubes for bike feel. No mention that any ADV bike over 200-220kg should have not a so flexy fork, despite it's frame. And there're even other haeavier ADV bikes that have 43mm forks wich are far less flexy than AT's. You just think they put that fork for a good engineering reason, and they failed. I just think they put that crappy fork beacuse it was cheap, but they thought it woud be enough; and they were wrong.