Couldn't agree more. Big bikes are a blast when you can get them out where you can open them up. Same with big output sportbikes, but the smaller bikes are what will get more people out riding.
What is happening in the U.S. market is that it is essentially going to look more like the Asian and European motorcycle markets with small displacements and bikes meant to be ridden vs. parked for show with a $1,000 leather jacket draped over the bars in front of a bar. That's a good thing for all of us who ride because the more people who ride motorcycles means we have a stronger lobby against some of the dumb rules state governments are trying to pass that limit motorcyclists freedoms. The more we become less of a lifestyle transportation choice (looking bitchin' at the rally) and more of a utility transportation choice, the more leverage we'll have. Seriously, who gives a flying hell you got 110 big bore kit when you're only riding to down the boulevard at 45 mph. It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow.
Really cool list!
Man this is just surprising. I guess when you're really into something, you lose sight of the fact that not everyone is lol