This is something that I have been thinking about a lot in the last few months and year. It seems like the enthusiast markets are slimming down and getting sort of boring in both the motorcycle and automotive worlds. I can't think of much to be really excited about in the auto world and the stuff that I am excited about in the moto world is all of the small displacement stuff that is and has been coming out. All of this got me thinking... And we all know that it is dangerous. So, the exciting stuff in the automotive world are things like the Focus RS, and the forthcoming Hyundai i30N. There is going to be a redesign of the Golf as well. Other than that, anything that is really cool is all coming from the spendy Lux brands. To me it seems like most of the industry is sort of just holding on and seeing what the electric technology is going to do. To this end, there is not much for "kids" to get excited about. Which is what, I think, is driving the malaise in younger buyers. This translates over to the motorcycle world as well. While motorcycle sales have marginally grown over the last few years, there was a slight recession in sales in 2016. Manufacturers are doing everything that they can to attract new customers and from what I can see, this means smaller, lighter, less intimidating machines. Based on the opinion of a Motley Fool article talking about the demise of the Dyna being an effort to attract new customers, it stands to reason that HD would phase out the Dyna. That engine is long in the tooth and was likely facing being wound down to make room for the new M8. HD is softening up their image to make way for new riders who likely want more refinement in their motorcycle. CEO Matt Levatich has stated that he wants to bring 2 million new riders to Harley-Davidson by 2027, and that means attracting the younger rider. As I have said before, the relatively small-displacement Scrambler line completely saved Ducati a few years ago, and now that sales have cooled, and other issues for parent company, VW, the sale of the Ducati brand has been brought up again. If you look around the industry, a new, or throughly-refreshed "entry-level bike" is offered by almost every major manufacturer. The industry wants that young, first-time, and/or female rider real bad. In the way of large displacement bikes, I think that bikes have sort of hit a ceiling as far as HP numbers. 199HP in a 449lb machine is just about as bonkers as it should get. Rider aids are doing a lot to keep us out of the ditch at that point. To me, the HP can go down and the weight of the machines can get lighter. After all we are in love with that feeling of acceleration. That comes by way of power-to-weight ratios. In the cruiser market, what do you REALLY want out of your next machine? Why do you want an Indian 4? Is it just so you can say that you have a 4 cylinder Indian, or do you want performance? Other than that, what do you want from that truly NEW cruiser? Along with many of you, I remember pasting posters of cars up on my walls, and looking at moto magazines dreaming of getting that new machine. I would watch super pixelated rally videos and episodes of Top Gear on my computer. All of this was to get hold of that dream of riding or driving my idyllic machine. What does the current generation do that is the equivalent??? I know that they aren't posting up photos of a Prius on their walls. They aren't scouring the internet for video of a Lyft car in action. What is the next thing? What is the electric revolution going to do to motorcycling? What will bridge that gap? What do you think?