I am basing my opinion on this on the fact that to my knowledge HD has no bikes on the market with multiple ride modes, electronic adjustable suspension, traction control, etc. While I agree with you that for a "true back country adventure bike" some of these things may be less than desirable that does not appear to be the market segment they are shooting for with this bike, if it were I don't think it would be a 1200+cc with a fairing. And the buyers of this class of bikes seem to want these features based on what is on the market and what is selling. To compete in the market segment they seem to aiming at they have a lot of catching up to do on these items as all of their competitors have them and have been testing and refining the integration and performance of these for 10+ years with input from their customers and riders. None of the previous attempts by any manufacturer has been right on the first attempt, hence the evolution and ongoing development of those systems. Like I have said, I hope they can pull this off and actually market something I may be interested in again (Buell was the last and their dealers killed that attempt IMO) but they have what I see as a hard road in front of them to do so.