I just saw the new bike on Fox News and it looks good, real good!!!! The pictures posted do not do it justice. On a 61" screen and paning all around it, it is a looker. It does have the Ness look to it. If it has some power it will be a big seller. All of their bikes have good brakes and handle real well, so now we all wait to see how much hp they put into the tour bike.
I saw the show on FOX and I really didn't care for it, guess that is why they make different bikes for different people. It is just a little to futuristic for my tastes, and the back is just plain ugly IMO, checked out the website and it just says it will have a lot of power (not how much), but the thing I am wondering is how hot will that rear cylinder get being aircooled and wrapped in all that plastic.
I think it's nice someone other than Honda has decided to make a real tour bike. I am unsure if I like the style but up to now the only real full blown tour bike has been the GL now maybe we have another choice ( I should say They as I think I will stay with what I have )
Now if they can just keep the baffles in the pipes that is.
The site said it was water and air cooled. The site also mentioned that it would be "unveiled" in NYC (why there?) at 4 pm on Saturday the 20th. Did notice that it had an electric windshield and manually adjustable side deflectors for air management.
Everything else was (pricing, warranty, etc...)" to be announced, I guess, at that time.
Questions I would have would be type of audio system, speaker placement, trunk size (6,750 cubic inches doesn't lend itself to comparison to the Gold Wing I'll have to compute....forget it), saddle bag size. Doesn't look like it would be easy to "accessorize" and the biggest question of all (drum roll) is would this be a Victory mechanic's nightmare come true.
As someone previously mentioned, at least it may make/force other manufacturers to rethink their current offerings and maybe speed up a major makeover.
After further re-reading of the specs it said it was air and oil cooled my mistake. Not sure why they feel that may be a great leap forward in engine design, seems the same as any other "air and oil cooled" engine that Harley or Yamaha and others have put out.