Bbob, that's all good and well for the collector, but the point I'm making is the manufacturers'. They aren't gonna keep producing it if it doesn't sell. Kinda like Victorys.
Polaris made a butt load of money selling off their remaining Victory's this year compared to last year.
Hmmm... is this a marketing mistake or a fluke?
I wonder if we will ever know the real
reason Polaris shut down Victory. I don't think it was strictly about the bottom line. There had to be some politics behind it. Isn't it funny how politics involve every aspect of our lives in some way or another? Even the motorcycles we choose to ride.
But yeah; the Rune didn't sell well, everyone knows that, so it was deleted from the line up. They eventually discontinued the entire Valkyrie line; probably for the same reason. They were popular but had one huge draw back; terrible gas mileage. Like 26 mpg terrible. On a car it would be acceptable but not with the small gas tanks of a motorcycle; especially one that is capable of touring.
Maybe someone who knows the Honda Goldwing bikes better can explain why the Valkyrie had such bad gas mileage compared to the standard Goldwing.