Don't believe everything you read about Erik in the press, much less on the internet. I think Erik understands very well the kind of bikes they need to build to be successful long-term, it just takes cubic crap-tons of money to develop all-new motorcycles. They're building what they're building because that's what they could do with the resources they had. When Harley closed Buell in 2009, Erik was able to acquire the racing parts and he bought the rights to the Rotax 1125 V-twin. His guys knew how to design a fuel-in-frame chassis so their first bike (the 1190RS) was basically a drastically upgraded 1125. Once Hero kicked money in, EBR was able to redesign that into something more affordable, the 1190RX. The SX was easy to derive from that. Initial info in the press indicated the AX would be another 1190 derivative, much like the Ulysses was from the XB platform, but a later interview with Dane Hoechst at Cycle World indicated the AX would be an all-new design that would take lots of time and investment to develop. Maybe he was blowing smoke, but maybe not. A post-receivership interview with Erik quoted him as saying they had new, much more mainstream, more affordable motorcycles in the works that were a few months from production at the time EBR shut down. HOPEFULLY they can pick back up where they left off and we'll see something like that in the near future.