I hope they come back but I don't think it will be anytime soon. I could afford any bike I wanted but I chose the XR because I too didn't need a full fairing or a radio and like to ride with out a windshield sometimes. HD's are too small for me so I was looking at other Jap brands (stratoliner, etc.) and just happen to stumble upon Victory. Called a few dealers and visited the one close to me. He had two 2011 XR's (in late 2012) sitting in the corner with dust on them. Polaris had some good rebates and after some more haggling (25% total off of MSRP) I took the red XR home. Still loving it, took it on a New Years ride yesterday.
2011 Cross Roads Sunset Red
OEM short windshield, passenger backrest, crash bars, saddle bag bars, heated grips, vinyl closeouts, tachometer, ambient temp, LED headlight, luggage rack. WD lay down licence plate.