The styling to me puts it in the over the top not quit functional group.
The first thing I noticed, besides the gill looking things over the radiators, was the placement of the turn signals. With the blacked out handle bars and down tubes it probably looks like a cartoon Aardvark coming at you and with the turn signals that high how will a windshield ever work.
I know these things will make some people very happy and they will be die hard fans and yes I would like to ride one but I don't see one sitting next to the Nomad any time soon.
Well I'm actually in the same boat. The riding position isn't quite for me, and spec-for-spec, I think the V2K would be a better power cruiser.
But, it's still an iconic, game changing bike making a comeback with a pretty awesome powerplant. And just the sheer fact that it's a motorcycle with a 6 cylinder boxer engine is pretty stinking cool.
It's kind of like those new park assist things on some Fords, BMW's and other models. Cars that park themselves. It's really neat, and an awesome feat of engineering because it WORKS. And it's smart! However, it's nothing I'd ever use or own! I RARELY parallel park (Maybe 2 or 3 times in my lifetime?) Despite that, I was pretty good at it those last couple of times! (Once you know the technique it's like riding a bicycle). Either way, it's a silly feature; but I can appreciate the engineering!
The Valk is a bike that is probably going to be in the $17k range, that doesn't have the torque of the V2K, the horsepower of a big sportbike, or the cruise control, storage, and suspension of a touring bike. Nor is it light, classic looking and rumbly like a proper 'cruiser' (Any of the non-fairing Vulcans, a Heritage Softail or Fatboy, etc. etc.). It'll definitely sell, but it creates it's own category, really. But there are a lot of compromises that I just don't think are cancelled out by the engine. But there are lots of guys who think it does!
Still an awesome bike.