Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New Castle, , USA
The flat six is unique but I don't see any reason to fixate on it. I want power and torque, don't care about displacement per se. Honda certainly has the technological chops to make a blown 1400 that outperforms the 1800. Electronic engine management to keep the torque "curve" flat like the 1800 instead of peaky like some of the sport tour bikes with inline fours. If the engine is smaller and lighter the whole bike could be lighter; I love my wing but would be happy to shed a couple hundred pounds. Then add it all back with electronic doodads! Standard ABS, give up on the lame nav system. Bluetooth, electric windshield, cruise, better airflow for hot days. Optional radio, like BMW (I seldom listen to mine - how much of the price is due to something I don't use and don't care about?) Better aerodynamics 1-up or 2-up will reduce buffeting, make a quieter ride and make it easier on gas for those that care.