Why don't the Japanese get it?
Street triple, Speed triple, Superduke, Tuono, Streetfighter/Monsters, Brutale
Z1000, Bandit, CB1000R, CBF1000, FZ1
Do we actually want watered down, old man's versions of big bikes or do we want factory streetfighters that are a real alternative to sports bikes? Why do all the big Japanese naked bikes have tuned down engines and suspension/chassis bits that are built down to a cost while the European bikes are built to be credible hooligan machines? As we all get older, there must be a sizable number of people who can't bend onto a sports bike any more but don't want to give up the latest greatest technology. Or who want to get their kicks at 90 instead of 130. Come on guys. Give us a Blade, GSXR, ZX10 or R1 with high bars and a minimal fairing not this watered down version. Think 4 cylinder Tuono/Superduke, what's not to like?
As the Japanese start to build things like the CBF, GSX, there's another possibility in here. A full on sports bike but with high bars and a bigger upper fairing. And it's the same or similar argument, why can't you have all that faster, lighter, better goodness just with less of the racer crouch and with a much bigger screen?
But then maybe the Japanese actually make more money like this.
Guess I'll have to build it then.