Wasn't so long ago that bike manufacturers were making stuff for almost every conceivable desire. For a few years there was a VN750, a VN800 and a VN1500, tho the much-loved (for their character) VN700/750 had relatively little in common with its cousins outside the fact they're all V-twins. And it seems like Honda has a Shadow in almost every possible displacement in 50-to-100cc increments from 500cc on up to 1300cc.
So the question seems to be, why can't Kawi build a mid-sized cruiser on par with the power increase seen in the 883 to 1200 Sporty? Well, I'm sure they can. They just don't see enough money in it, as several posters have pointed out. And tho we love our Kawis dearly, I think we all know Ma Kaw's bread-and-butter is the sportbike division, with more than a little gravy from the ATV market. Wise business sense for the company: they don't NEED to pander to every niche group. They make enough money outside the cruiser market, anyway.
I also agree with the assessment that the 883 exists solely as a starting price point. Get ya on ya bike, and pretty soon "need-a-bigger-bike" syndrome will kick in. I've heard great things about the reliability and quality of the sporty motors, tho I'm no HD guy by any means.
Which is why I also agree with an earlier comment's suggestion of Victory. I happen to know the Cross Roads weighs 745 lbs dry...
Anyway, rambling now. Carry on.
2011 Victory Cross Roads, crimson red
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