I was guess I will buck the current trend in that I think it is quite good looking, especially that totally different from most batwings ( like our Vic ) hot rod style fairing. The tech is great, and Yamaha quality may be the best in the business. I do not like 34 mpg even if it is offset by a 6.6 gal. tank. I also do not like 875 pounds or a hundred more than my Vic Cross Country I believe. I will check it out once it hits showrooms next winter ( or probably spring ).
That said what would really grab me, especially at my age is a lighter weight, tech loaded, feet forward, nimble and flickable, cruiser, bagger, tourer with about a 1300 cc, smooth as silk v4 that can achieve 50 mpg. Optional dct transmission would be welcome. Honda tried with the Ctx 1300, but like PaiN said above the Japanese mfgs. have little idea.