Here's a word- Rune.
I do not know a thing about the genesis of the F6B but I do know the
Rune was developed by an American team as part of an effort to demonstrate to Honda Japan what an American cruiser sporting the factory 6 can be.
I have got to believe that the F6B is the Japanese design team response to their bumpkin cousins as to what an American cruiser should be. Maybe they did focus groups.
It is thin pickings to find a pix of the tail of the F6B (catchy name by the way). There's a good reason for that. Not Takanobu Ito's design teams best effort for sure.
For 20 large you don't get the luxury of self cancelling turn signals. That exclusive option comes with the heated grips and backrest for another grand.
I thought that Honda was going to have a hard time topping the Rune. I didn't think that they would just give up and strip a Wing.